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SECRETARY-GENERAL SADDENED BY DEATH OF AFISMA DEPUTY FORCE COMMANDER

By United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General
SECRETARY-GENERAL SADDENED BY DEATH OF AFISMA DEPUTY FORCE COMMANDER
SECRETARY-GENERAL SADDENED BY DEATH OF AFISMA DEPUTY FORCE COMMANDER
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NEW YORK, May 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General learned with sadness of the passing of Brigadier General Yaye Garba, Deputy Force Commander of the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA), which occurred on Saturday, 11 May, in Bamako, Mali.

The Secretary-General offers his sincerest condolences and sympathy to his family, and to the people and the Government of Niger.