30 December 2013
Security Council

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council Press Statement on Deadly Attack against Darfur Peacekeepers


The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gérard Araud (France):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack by unidentified armed assailants on a convoy of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) in Greida, South Darfur, on 29 December, which resulted in the deaths of a Jordanian and a Senegalese peacekeeper.

The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the peacekeepers killed in the attack, as well as to the Governments of Senegal, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and to UNAMID.  They called on the Government of Sudan swiftly to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for UNAMID and called on all parties in Darfur to cooperate fully with the mission.

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