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March 15, 2024 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia.

“This criminal act, perpetrated by the terrorist group al-Shabab, during the holy month of Ramadan, is an affront to peace, stability, and the fundamental values of humanity. Such reprehensible acts of terrorism only strengthen our resolve to combat extremism in all its forms,” said the Executive Secretary.

The Executive Secretary expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the people, and the Government of Somalia. He wishes a swift and full recovery to those injured.

Dr. Workneh emphasizes that IGAD remains confident that these attacks will not deter Somalia and IGAD from their determination to combat terrorism and achieve lasting peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.

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PRESS RELEASE -IGAD Executive Secretary Condemns Terrorist Attack on the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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