Somalia - Attack on an AMISOM base (15 January 2016)

France condemns the attack perpetrated on 15 January by the al-Shabab terrorist group on an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in the town of El Adde on the Kenyan border, which killed very many Kenyan soldiers.

We express our condolences to the victims’ families and the Kenyan authorities.

Those responsible for this attack will have to be held to account for their acts before the courts.

France pays tribute to the action carried out by AMISOM with Somalia’s federal authorities to restore peace and security. With our partners, we stand alongside the Somalian government in the fight against terrorism.