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Cuba seeks to clarify situation of kidnapped doctors in Kenya

Nairobi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Parliament of Cuba, Esteban Lazo, spoke here with President William Ruto, in the context of the visit he is making as Special Envoy of the Government of his country.

Lazo, who is also the president of the Cuban Council of State is taking urgent steps to clarify the current situation of doctors Assel Herrera Correa and Landy Rodríguez Hernández, kidnapped in 2019 by the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab, while they were providing health assistance in Kenya.

According to unconfirmed information, the doctors died as a result of a bombing by the United States African Command (AFRICOM) on positions of the violent organization in the town of Dilib, Somalia.

The circumstances and characteristics of the military operation that the AFRICOM spokeswoman confirmed to have occurred, whether it was justified, and whether it was carried out with the obligatory care to avoid collateral damage, protect civilians and innocents, in accordance with international humanitarian law, are still unknown.

Since the first hours after receiving the news, the Cuban government has given absolute priority to the efforts, which will be maintained until all possibilities are exhausted to confirm the situation of the doctors, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said recently in a statement.