Damascus-SANA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the cowardly terrorist attack that targeted the Gordon Base in the sisterly Federal Republic of Somalia yesterday, and resulted in the death of a number of members of the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates and the sisterly Kingdom of Bahrain while they were performing the tasks of training and qualifying the Somali armed forces.

In a statement, a copy of which SANA received today, the Ministry extended its sincere condolences and sympathy to the governments and peoples of the two brotherly countries, and expressed its wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.

The UAE Ministry of Defense announced the killing of 3 members of the UAE Armed Forces and a Bahraini officer, and the injury of 2 others, after they were exposed to a terrorist attack in the Republic of Somalia.

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