U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. and it's allies are committed to the fight against militants after a deadly attack on a hotel in Mali. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama said the U.S. and it's allies would be relentless in fighting those targeting its citizens and would allow militants no safe haven. Obama's comments come after at least 27 people were killed, including at least one U.S. citizen, when Islamist militants stormed a luxury hotel in Bamako, Mali on Friday night. (SOUNDBITE) (English) US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: With allies and partners the United States will be relentless against those who target our citizens. We will continue to root out terrorists. We will not allow these killers to have a safe haven. And as I've seen throughout my trip this week, nations around the world, including countries represented here today, are united in our determination, to protect our people, to push back on painful ideologies that fuel this terrorism. A senior U.S. official said a security officer and a number of U.S. troops assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Bamako, who were in the area of the hotel at the time, were among the first on the scene. Obama made the comments while in Kuala Lumpur to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and East Asia Summit meetings.