United States Condemns June 9 AS Attack Against ENDF

The United States strongly condemns the June 9 al-Shabaab attack against the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) Forward Operating Base and nearby Somali National Army (SNA) camp in the Hiraan region of Somalia. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of Somalia’s security and pray for the speedy recovery to those injured in the fighting.

The United States lauds the heroic response of the ENDF AMISOM and SNA troops to defend the bases and villages from al-Shabaab and pursue the terrorists to apprehend their weapons and supplies.

The United States remains united with our partner AMISOM and SNA forces and the people of Somalia in the fight against al-Shabaab and will continue to work to promote stability and prosperity in Somalia.

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Raymond W. Stephens

Public Affairs Officer

United States Mission to Somalia

Office  +254-20-363-6644

SomaliaPublicAffairs@state.gov

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