The United States condemns in the strongest terms the multiple armed attacks against the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) over the past two days. On July 22, the FAMa repelled an attack on a military installation in Kati, just outside Bamako. On July 21, coordinated terrorist attacks took place or were attempted against targets in Douentza, Koro, Thy, Bapho, Segou, and Kolokani. Violent extremist organizations continue to target the FAMa as a means of further destabilizing the Malian state. The United States denounces any such actions and continues to work with our Malian partners however we can to restore peace and stability for the Malian people.
We regret the loss of life sustained by the FAMa and extend our condolences to their families. We wish those wounded a speedy and complete recovery.