1 July 2018

Secretary-General Condemns Attack against International Forces in Mali that Killed Two Civilians

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the attack perpetrated against the international forces in Gao today, which left two civilians killed.  Fifteen civilians as well as some Barkhane personnel were wounded in the attack.

The Secretary-General expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Malian Government and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General reiterates the determination of the United Nations to continue to support, together with international forces operating under relevant Security Council mandates, the tireless efforts of the Malian authorities and people towards the stabilization of their country.

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