U.S. Ambassador’s Statement on September 30 Attacks in Mogadishu and Baledogle

The United States condemns the attacks today in Baledogle and Mogadishu.  We commend the Somali security forces who repelled the attack against the Somali National Army (SNA) Base in Baledogle, Lower Shabelle region.  The security forces stopped this ultimately failed attack due to their alertness and swift response, not allowing the attackers to breach the outer defensive perimeters of the base.  We are thankful that there were no SNA causalities between the multiple attacks.

This attack yet again demonstrates al-Shabaab violently opposes progress towards peace and prosperity in Somalia.  The United States affirms our strong commitment to the people and government of Somalia and to assist collective efforts to degrade terror groups and build a stronger and prosperous Somalia that offers a brighter future for its people.

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Dowladda Maraykanka waxa ay cambaareynaysa weerarrada maanta ka dhacay Baledogle iyo Muqdisho. Waxaan amaanayna ciidamada Soomaaliyeed oo ka hortagay weerarka lagu soo qaaday fariisiin ciidanka Soomaaliyeed uu ku lee yahay Baledogle ee gobolka shabeelaha hoose. Ciidanka oo ahaa mid fajignaan muujinaayo ayaa ku guuleystay in uu ka hortago wareerka fashilmey, oonan u oggolaanin kuwa weerarka soo qaaday inay jebiyaan darbiga difaaca ee saldhigga. Waxaan ku faraxsannahay in aysan jirin qasaara kasoo gaarey labadii weerar ciidanka xoogga dalka.

Weerarkan ayaa mar kale muujiyey in Al-Shabaab ay carqalad ku yihiin horumarka, nabadda iyo barwaaqada Soomaaliya. Dowladda Maraykanka waxa ay xaqiijineysaa dadaalka xooggan ay siineyno dadka iyo xukuumadda Soomaaliyeed anigo oo gacan ka geysaneyno dadaallada wadajirka ah taaso lagu doonaayo in logu baabi’iyo kooxaha argagixisada iyo dhisida dal xoog leh oo dadkiisa ku horseedo barwaaqo iyo mustaqbal wanaagsan.