2019-07-17 Africa Horn||Jubaland Leader Holds Meeting With UN Envoy In Kismayo City
[RADIOSHABELLE] The United Nations|
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
has said the attacks by al-Shabaab
...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
will not deter the progress achieved by the Somali government and its people.
James Swan, special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia who visited Kismayo
...a port city in the southern Lower Juba province of Somalia, at the extreme southern end of the country (assuming Somalia can be called a country). It is the commercial capital of the autonomous Jubaland region...
just three days after al-Shabaab on Madina Hospital has held talks with Jubbaland authorities.
In a statement, the envoy said the terror attacks will not derail efforts to stabilize Somalia.
"Such despicable acts of terrorism cannot derail the progress that Jubaland made towards reconciliation and political stability, as a federal member state of Somalia," Swan said.
He expressed solidarity saying UN will stand with Somalia and its people.
"The United Nations stands with the people and authorities of Jubaland as they deal with this terrible tragedy," Swan said.
He extended condolences to the families of those who bit the dust in the attack and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
"The attack that took place on 12 July killed and maimed innocent civilians, including two prominent Somali journalists. There is no political or ideological justification for such atrocities," he stated.
On Friday evening, Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) rammed into Madina Hotel before heavily armed al-Shabaab fighters made their way into the hotel.
The attack which took place hours to be concluded left 26 people dead and over fifty other injuries.
|Posted by Fred 2019-07-17 00:00||
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