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Tuesday, September 26, 2023


    The Somali government has broken its silence on the Las Anod violence.

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    The Somali government has urged SSC-Khatuma and Somaliland officials to immediately put an end to the fighting in Las Anod town and encouraged Somaliland to respect the wishes of the Sool, Sanaag, and Ayn populations.

    In a video posted on Villa Somalia’s Facebook page, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud declared that the federal government is prepared to take part in and facilitate a peace conference to end the tense situation in Las Anod town.

    All parties were urged by President Mohamud to immediately lay down their guns and engage in peaceful negotiation.

    “A gun cannot end the violence in Las Anod because it is a political issue that affects all parties. I invite everyone to the table for discussion and “said President Mohamud.

    “We don’t want to use force to achieve the “unity” we don’t desire in the Sool and Sanaag region. We must respect the wishes of the people “said the President.

    Ahmed Moallim Fiq, the minister of interior, federal affairs, and reconciliation for Somalia, said during a press conference in Mogadishu that the government supports the choices and preferences of the SSC citizens.

    The administration has called for a quick end to the combat in Las Anod and expressed regret for the deaths it caused there.

    The government has urged the NGOs to offer urgent relief to people driven from their homes by the war.

    On Tuesday, Puntland once more denounced the Somaliland military. Puntland accused Somaliland of carrying out indiscriminate attacks on people in a press release from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and it denounced Somaliland authorities for designating villagers and traditional elders as terrorists.

    According to the statement, Puntland was not currently engaged in active warfare in Las Anod. According to the report, the troops of Somaliland and residents vying for independence engaged in combat.

    Puntland declared that it supports the SSC leaders’ decision to sever ties with the Somaliland government, which they reached on Sunday.

    In battles between government supporters and military on Monday in a disputed town in Somaliland, the country’s northern breakaway territory, at least 34 people were killed.

    Armed men attacked army bases and governmental offices in Las Anod early in the morning, the Somaliland administration claimed on Twitter. It claimed that its personnel stopped the attempt and that the terrorists were recruited by anonymous “traditional leaders.”

    A day after a committee of local leaders, religious experts, and civil society organizations declared they were not a part of the Somaliland administration, fighting broke out in Las Anod, the administrative center of the Sool area.

    Although Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991, its independence has not yet been widely acknowledged on a global scale.



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