The United States condemns attacks against the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa)

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the coordinated attacks carried out by armed terrorist groups against the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) in Sevare, Niono, and Bapho on the morning of Sunday, April 24.  We extend our condolences to the FAMa and to the families of those who were killed, and we hope for a speedy recovery of those who sustained injuries.  We all must be clear in denouncing the terrorists who continue to seek to sow divisions among Malians.  We applaud the MINUSMA Peacekeeping force for its quick reaction in sending forces to help secure Sevare at the request of the FAMa.  The United States continues to stand in solidarity with all those in Mali who are working to reestablish a peaceful, secure, and democratic Mali in which such senseless acts of violence will be eliminated.