Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement today concerning the attack on the U.S. Army base in Mosul, Iraq:

“First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are with the family members and friends of those service members who were killed and wounded today in the vicious and cowardly attack on the dining hall at Camp Marez, Iraq. The soldiers stationed at Fort Lewis are always at the forefront of my thoughts and on a day like today, I cannot help but be in awe of the sacrifices that they and their families make each and every day.

I express my sorrow to the families of these brave soldiers and extend my heartfelt thanks and gratitude during this trying time.”