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Awqaf Minister Mourns Victims Of Ouagadougou Attack

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#Kuwait: Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said Monday that the deceased Imam of Grand Mosque Dr. Walid Al-Ali and Fahad Al-Husseini travelled as far as West Africa to advocate for God’s love.
“The two great men were martyred in the barbaric attack on a restaurant Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso,” Al-Jabri, also minister of state for municipal affairs, mourned tonight.
He spoke highlight of the instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to send a private plane to Ouagadougou to bring back the two Kuwaiti martyrs.
“With shock and grief, the State of Kuwait received the news of the death of the two scholars who were on a mission to offer sermons and religious courses to Muslims in the West African country and promote correct understanding of Islam,” he said.
On behalf of Kuwait, the minister strongly denounced the heinous attack that claimed the lives of two of the country’s dearest sons and several other innocent people.
He added the Ministry of Awqaf and the committee to promote moderation used to delegate Dr. Ali to promote moderate understanding of Islamic teachings in many occasions.
He expressed sincere condolences to the families of the two advocates and prayed for God the Almighty to lodge their soul in paradise.

Amiri instructions to bring back 2 victims of Ouagadougou attack

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#Kuwait: The Foreign Ministry said Monday His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah instructed sending a plane to Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, to bring back the two Kuwaiti victims of the last night shooting attack.
With shock and grief, the Ministry received the news of the death of the two citizens Dr. Waleed Al-Ali (Imam of the Grand Mosque), and Fahad Al-Husseini as well as several other innocent people in the heinous terrorist attack, a senior diplomat said tonight.
The two Citizens were on a charitable mission when they were martyred in the doomed restaurant, he said.
Upon receiving the news from its non-resident embassy to Burkina Faso, the Ministry sent a diplomat to follow up the investigations into the incident and speed up the airlifting of the bodies of the two victims to Kuwait.
While condemning this repugnant attack, the State of Kuwait reaffirms its principled rejections of all forms of terrorism, the source stressed.
He expressed sincere condolences to the families of the two philanthropists and prayed for God the Almighty to lodge their soul in paradise. At the behest of His Highness the Amir the two martyrs will be brought back to Kuwait soon, he affirmed.

Massive mudslide in Sierra Leone leaves 320 dead

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More than 320 people have been killed after a mudslide and heavy flooding in Sierra Leone, Relatives were left digging through mud in search of their loved-ones, as a mortuary in the capital of Freetown was overwhelmed by bodies, Houses were submerged in mud after a night of heavy rain that saw a hillside in the Regent area collapse, with roads described by witnesses as being turned into churning rivers of mud.