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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 379-96
June 26, 1996

STATEMENT BY GENERAL JOHN M. SHALIKASHVILI CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF

Tuesday's bombing attack near the housing compound outside Dhahran is a bitter reminder of the abhorrent and senseless acts of terrorists. I am personally and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and numerous injuries.

Just a short time ago on a visit to the region, I met with the remarkable young men and women who lived in Khobar Towers. Far from home, they were performing the mission our country had asked of them with professionalism and dedication. They were extraordinary ambassadors of peace and I was proud of what they were doing for America.

On behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the men and women of the Armed Forces, I extend sincere condolences to the families of the victims and our prayers and thoughts go out to those who were injured.