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Published:February 18th, 2016 16:46 EST

Ash Carter: Attack in Turkey Strengthens Resolve in Fight Against Terrorism

By SOP newswire3

Defense Secretary Ash Carter condemned a bomb attack that killed more than two dozen people and injured scores more today in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

On behalf of the Department of Defense, I want to pass along my deepest condolences to the families of the victims of today`s bombing in Ankara, " Carter said in a written statement. My thoughts remain with those injured in this senseless tragedy.


We strongly condemn this cowardly attack, which appears to have targeted buses carrying Turkish military personnel, " he continued. We stand with our Turkish allies in the face of this horrific act, which only strengthens our resolve to deepen our ongoing cooperation in the fight against terrorism. "

National Security Council Issues Statement

Ned Price, spokesman for the National Security Council, released a statement saying the United States condemns the attack in the strongest terms. "

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of all those who have been killed and with those injured, including members of the Turkish military, " he said. We stand together with Turkey, a NATO ally, a strong partner, and a valued member of the counter-ISIL coalition, in the face of this attack and pledge our ongoing cooperation and support in the fight against terrorism. "

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