Chaired by Azerbaijan, the UN Security Council has released a press statement to condemn attacks on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali.
“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attacks by unidentified armed assailants on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Tessalit, Mali, on 23 October 2013, in which Chadian peacekeepers were killed, others were severely injured and innocent civilians were killed,” the statement says.
“The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the peacekeepers killed in the attacks, as well as to the Governments of Mali and Chad and to MINUSMA.”
“The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for MINUSMA and French forces who support it. The members of the Security Council stressed that those responsible for this attack shall be held accountable and called on the Government of Mali to swiftly investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice,” the UN Security Council says.