Troops from the Puntland state and Somalia’s federal government, led by Mohammed Abdullah Faramago,twice in one week launched a two front, using heavy weapons attack against Somaliland forces are stationed in the Tukaraq area, sool region.
The two attacks breached the basis of the previous peace dialogue treaty signed the two countries, hence prompting the question of the parties that feed these attacks and ignite the war and support extremist and terrorist groups in Somalia.
The government of Somaliland has in the past accused the Qatari government and its agents in Mogadishu of fomenting strife between them and neighboring Puntland province, noting that the ruling regime in Doha oversees the arming and training of paramilitary militias of the paramilitary and occasionally fueling fighting between the two sides.
Despite the success of Somaliland forces to repel the attacks of the country-backed Faramgo forces and heavy losses, the Somaliland defense minister expressed regret that his neighbors had fallen victim to the implementation of the Doha agendas in the region before reminding them of his victory. , And our forces seized 10 armed vehicles.
Faisal Farabi, head of the Justice and Development Party in Somaliland, said the government of Framajo and the state of Puntland had broken the peace agreement, accusing President Framajo of being behind the renewed war with Somaliland “on the advice of a friendly country”.
Witnesses and military commander said dozens of soldiers were killed in clashes between the territory of the semi-autonomous Somali Puntland and Somaliland.
Somaliland accuses the Puntland region of Somalia of attempting to exploit the humantarian in the region caused by a tropical cyclone that has killed more than 50 people, destroyed livestock and destroyed hundreds of farms because of heavy rains and flooding in the Horn of Africa.
Mr.Abdul Rahman Abdullah Farah, Minister of Information in the territory of Somaliland, said in a statement that the region will not tolerate the continued aggression of Somali federal forces “on the border between the two countries.”
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Somalia (UNSOM) and the international partners of Somalia, including the United States and the European Union, have called on both parties to stop the fighting.
The clashes increased the suffering of the people in the area with the already difficult humanitarian situation, exacerbated by cyclone Sagar.