.....(Hal-ku-dhigyo Dhaxal-gal Noqday) = ..... President, C/raxmaan A. Cali: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland dib ayay ula soo Noqotay Qaran-nimadeedii sidaa awgeed, waa dal xor ah oo gooni u taagan maanta (18/05/1991) laga bilaabo''...>>>>> President, Maxamad I.Cigaal:''Jiritaanka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland'' Waa mid waafaqsan xeerasha u-degsan Caalamka! Sidaa darteed, waa Qaran xaq u leh in Aduunku aqoonsado''...>>>>> President, Daahir R. Kaahin: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland waa dal diimuqraadi ah oo caalamka ka sugaya Ictiraafkiisa''...>>>>> President, Axmed M. Siilaanyo: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Boqol sano haday ku qaadanayso helista Ictiraafkeedu way Sugaysaa! Mar dambena la midoobi mayso Somalia-Italia''.....[***** Ha Jirto J.Somaliland Oo Ha Joogto Waligeed *****].....

Sunday, January 15, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Somaliland army takes control of Buhoodle

- Somaliland army is reported to have seized control of the disputed eastern town of Buhoodle in Buhoodle region, near the Ethiopian border, without any confrontations. Reports said thousands of heavily armed soldiers moved into the town and neighboring villages early Sunday morning (local time) after they heard heavy gun fire from the town. They added a local tribal militia was testing their guns but were caught off-guard by surprise. No casualties were reported but Somalilandpress has learned the army clashed with SSC tribal militia in the village of Sool-Jogto, about 25 KM east of Buhoodle city. After over-running them, they entered the city from two separate directions chasing the militia.

The army move comes days after separatists gathering in near by town of Taleeh declared the formation of a semi-autonomous state. The President Ahmed Silanyo said his government will not tolerate the disintegration of Somaliland. Many families have already fled from Buhoodle and there are reports the army is pouring reinforcements from Sool-Jogto, Meygagle and Horu-Fadh into Buhoodle. Somaliland officials said anti-Somaliland elements such as the former Somali Prime Minister, Ali Khalif Galayr, entered the country from Buhoodle. They added they were sealing the area from tribal militants and other groups who wanted to destabilize the region.

Mohamed Adan Geele (Urri), former rebel leader and commander, recently told local press that he prepared more than 300 former tribal militants based in Buhoodle for the Somaliland National Army. It is unclear if they took part in the operation.

The President addressed a joint session of Parliament yesterday (Saturday) in which he made it clear that his government was ready to defend the country and flush out separatists. The main aim of the meeting was to discuss ways to handle the outcome of the tribal conference in Taleeh in Sool region organized by a group calling itself G6. The group argues it wants a semi-autonomous region within Somalia. Traditionally, the area was disputed between Somaliland and Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland. Puntland is also against the conference and has reportedly arrested few officials who were heading to Taleeh from Bosasso.

It is not clear if the army will move into Taleeh to disperse the participants and organisers.

Source: Somalilandpress

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