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Published On: Mon, Sep 1st, 2014

Somaliland: SL Ministrial Delegation flies to Ethiopia seeking extradition of Warlord Ali Khalif Galyadh

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Political Analysis

It has been noted that the man who is behind all these mischief’s to destabilize Somaliland, the current President of Somali Region, Abdi Iley, is in house arrest. The closure of border between Ethiopia and Somaliland, the recent arrival of group of splinter of ONLF in Somaliland to launch guerrilla warfare, and the eviction of Arshin, and Gashamo Ethiopian Somali pastorals are few cases that were masterminded by the President of Somali Region. The advisers of Somali Region are the ex-regime of Siad Barre who made the region of Somali Region, a little Mogadishu. Hoping to see the interference of Federal officials to investigate is lastly paramount. Additionally, Liyu Police, ONLF and the current official of Somali Region led by  Abdi Iley have had terrorized the people , dismantled the Ethiopian Somali Party and ban the political institution that reminded the old days of Somali dictatorship style of governance. Abdi Ieley  was  the one  who has been supporting the Warlord Ali Khalif Galyard  so that Somaliland is forced to unify  with Somalia.

 

Political Implication:

A high powered Somaliland delegation comprising of officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Interior as well as security organs has departed to Addis Ababa for meetings with Ethiopian counterparts.

The delegation that flew out from Egal Airport this evening on an Ethiopian airways plane availed by the Ethiopian government is said to include Interior minister Ali Muhammad Waran’ade and his Foreign affairs Colleague Mohammad Bihi Yonis and a number of security officials from the Somaliland army, police and intelligence service.

According to Somalilandsun sources the impromptu visit to Addis Ababa is related to the current whereabouts of Warlord Ali Khalif Galayd who is reported to be in the vicinity of the neighbouring country’s Zone five regional capital of Jigjiga.

Warlord Galayd who is an American citizen who has since 2012 been waging war in Somaliland was rescued by the Liyuu police of Ethiopia from possible capture by the Somaliland army during an operation to flush out rebellious militias led by the American Warlord in SaahDheer town in the eastern Somaliland region of Sool.

The army operation in which a large number of militias armed with American weaponry supplied by Warlord Galayd were killed, numerous others injured also saw two members of the Mogadishu based Somalia federal Parliament captured and are now in custody together with other militias at the Togdheer regional prison in Burao [Burco] town.

Somaliland which enjoys cordial relations with Ethiopia especially security is expected to demand the extradition of Galayd for prosecution in Hargeysa on charges of war crimes.

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