MIL-OSI USA: Rep. Bass Statement on Fatal Attacks in Mali


Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Karen Bass (37th District of California)

June 22, 2022

Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights issued the following statement:

“I am deeply concerned by media reports that jihadi rebels of the Katiba group killed 132 people in the Bankass area of central Mali.  I send my deepest condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones. It is evident that extremist violence is spreading in the country, and the Malian people remain fearful as several hundred civilians have died in attacks in central and northern Mali since the beginning of the year. I strongly condemn these attacks and call for the international community to support efforts to restore peace in the country.”