During the night, France evacuated 13 Burundian and Ugandan soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by military aircraft to Djibouti so that they could receive emergency medical care. Some of these soldiers, who were wounded in combat during the past few days in Mogadishu, will be treated at the Bouffard hospital in Djibouti.
This is a way for France to concretely express its commitment to the African Union and to all those who work for peace and stability in Somalia. France hails the courage and determination of AMISOM soldiers in the face of unacceptable attacks. France also expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the Burundian and Ugandan soldiers who died in recent days.
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