Ranking Member Adam Smith Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Mali

Ranking Member Adam Smith released the following statement on the terrorist attack in Mali:

November 23, 2015

Today I join our nation and the world in mourning those who lost their lives in Friday's terror attacks in Mali. During this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those killed and injured. I extend my sincere thanks to the diplomatic security staff and members of the United States military who assisted in the evacuation efforts, as well as the French and Malian military forces for their heroic actions during the hostage situation in Mali. 

We must be unrelenting in our fight against terrorism.  We cannot allow ourselves to become numb to the terror attacks taking place throughout the world. The international community must continue to stand united in our common goal of combating extremism if we are to defeat the terror networks that seek to do us harm.