AU Chairperson calls for renewed international support to combat terrorism


Gunmen attacked and briefly seized a Malian army base
in the village of Dioura, in the Mopti region

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has strongly condemns the terrorist attack against a base of the Malian army in the village of Dioura, in the Mopti region, in the centre of the country, on the night of 16 to 17 March 2019, resulting in the deaths of many soldiers.

According to Reuters, officials said Gunmen attacked and briefly seized a Malian army base overnight, killing at least 16 soldiers and destroying five vehicles in central Mali’s Mopti region on Sunday .

Mahamat stresses that this despicable attack can only strengthen the resolve of the African Union, working together with the Malian authorities and the large international community, to support, in whatever way possible, the efforts aimed at combatting terrorism and violent extremism, as well as promoting lasting peace, security and stability.

He calls for renewed international mobilization in support of the regional efforts.

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