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.