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Somaliland responds to Puntland remarks on Tukaraq conflict

Hiiraan Online
Wednesday August 22, 2018



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Mogadishu (HOL) - The Somaliland administration has responded to the recent remarks made by the Puntland administration on the Tukaraq conflict.

A statement from the office of Somaliland’s Ministry of Defense, Omar Abdirisak, said they consider the outcome of recent IGAD/UN-brokered negotiations that called for the restoration of peace in the area.

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The statement accused the top Puntland leadership of attempting to extend their term in office through incitement of war in peaceful areas in the region.

It further noted that Somaliland was committed to respecting peaceful co-existence, but cautioned against any aggression.

Somaliland's remarks come days after some Puntland officials held a press conference in Garowe to deny any peaceful settlement in the Tukaraq conflict.

Puntland vowed to maintain its military mobilization unless Somaliland withdraws from the disputed region of Sool region.



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