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    Strong condemnation of Las Anod’s ongoing violence from the international community

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    – The international community strongly condemns the ongoing violence in Las Anod and expresses grave worry about reports of armed groups mobilizing.

    They are particularly profoundly worried about the shelling of civilian infrastructure, which has resulted in casualties and extensive displacement, according to a joint statement released Tuesday.

    “Attacks on civilians must cease immediately,” the statement continued.

    International allies urged the Somaliland administration and SSC-Khatumo to respect the truce, exhibit caution, and engage in constructive conversation in order to pave the road for a peaceful resolution.

    “We reaffirm our request for unimpeded humanitarian access to address the pressing needs of people displaced and affected by the ongoing violence,” the statement continued.

    A medical source claimed Monday that at least 82 people, including civilians, had been killed in eight days of violence in Somalia’s breakaway territory of Somaliland.

    According to Abdimajid Hussein Sugulle, a medical doctor at Manhal Hospital in Lasanod, more than 82 individuals were killed during the town’s fighting.

    After a collection of local politicians, civil society groups, and religious leaders announced last week that they would no longer recognize the Somaliland administration, fighting broke out in Lasanod, the administrative capital of Sool in Somalia’s breakaway province.

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