The United States has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of Somali MP Saado Ali Warsame today in Mogadishu.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
“We offer our deepest condolences to her family. As a singer, songwriter, poet and parliamentarian Warsame exemplified all the best qualities of Somali culture and tradition. This is a tremendous loss to the people of Somalia and to Somalis around the world” the United States said in an emailed statement of which HOL obtained a copy today.
“This attack is yet another example of al-Shabaab’s disrespect for the principles of peace, justice and compassion that Somalis everywhere are commemorating during the holy month of Ramadan” read the statement.
The United States stands with the people of Somalia, the Somali National Security Forces, and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and will continue to work closely with Somali political and security leaders to combat al-Shabaab.
HOL English News Desk