Published On: Wed, Apr 4th, 2012

Somaliland: Army Chief Tours Bases In Las Anod and Buhodle

LAS ANOD(SomalilandPress)–The Chief of Somaliland Armed Force General Ismael Mohamed Osman (Shaqale) accompanied by other high ranking commanders of the military has made a surprise tour of inspection to bases near the frontline in Sool and Buhodle regions.

The Army ChiefMr. Mohamed Osman (Shaqale) took a brief tour of inspections of all bases in Sool region addressing troops in Ganbadha barracks he first began by conveying a message from the President of Somaliland H.E Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud (Silanyo) who commended the army for the conspicuous bravery shown by the troops in defending the nation but also for their courage, diligence, sound judgement and effectiveness in repelling the attacks launched by the enemy on their bases in Sool and Buhodle.

General Shaqale hailed the troops by expressing his gratitude by saying they had performed outstanding and meritorious service to their country for not only defending their land but also inflicting a heavy blow to the enemy, hence proving their unremitting tact and energy which was responsible for the prompt victory.

The army chief urged the troops to be always on a high alert and that they should also upgrade the readiness so as to deal with any situation as it a rises.the visit by the army chief to the frontline is seen by many as a morale boost for the troops.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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  1. puntland warrior says:

    the orphaned somaliland troops based in the frontline of Sool & Buhodle plz dnt take orders from Silanyo,
    eternal nonsense war against the peaceful people of Khatuumo state.
    the somalia state & the world is watching Silanyo slaughtering the innocent people of Las Anod & Buhodle. he will face the same path like other dictators either flea & seek asylum elsewhere or be killed.

    • mustafa says:

      @puntland warrior: Waz wrong brove. Scared 4 them huh looooooooool. He dont wana say like Siyaad Baree caz deep down thats wa u thinking inni but u juz don't wana say it caz u a mug. Stay away from somaliland business

      • puntland warrior says:

        our beloved late somalia president Abdullahi yusuf got a state funeral with 21 gun salute.
        Silanyo wont even get that, he will die in the bush lool.

        • ayanle says:

          you are realy stupid.

        • Mr T says:

          Mr Jack Sparrow a.k.a Pirateland warrior,
          You need cannons to do a 21 gun salute. Pirateland army's weapons i.e sticks, mikiinad and qori findicil don't count.
          B.t.w I don't visit Pirateland or Somalia websites because their news does not interest me, so why visit a Somaliland website just to abuse.

        • Abdulaziz Musa says:

          President who???????

          Hahahah! Do not forget he escaped…….OR MORE CORRECTLY left Somalia to rot, after killing your young men in the streets of Mogadishu, and after pocketing so much millions, which he did not even think of giving to the families of the boys he took to Mogadishu and who got killed there.

          He was Somali enemy No.1 and today he is answering to Allah all the wrong, death and destructions of killing 100s of your people. But you were just born in the 90's so you have no idea do you.

  2. osman5 says:

    All somalianders,

    It sounds that we're trying to be reason with the outlaws. Why we can't utilize a rapid military sweep deployment a couple of times?
    I understand there'll be a huge collateral damage, so what?
    Every time we capture a few thugs and jail them, it puts more fuel into the fire. Hence, They'll regroup, retrain and re-attack all over again..
    Either put out the the fire for good or we accept our failure, plain and simple.. no more Mr. nice guy….
    could please enlighten me, may be I'm being naive.
    We have no problem going after the ones escaped to North America, because they're already wanted terrorists.

    Osman Qaal

    • saraaji ahmed says:

      If you Think This war will stop either your dreaming or having demensia,khatumo
      forces are every where now,The war will spread all over This region & beyond That’s 100% guaranteed,leaders live .. north america even barre regime could not reach let alone small enclave naso hablood addmin unknown unrecognise living delution.

  3. HMObsiye says:

    I know now way the so-called pirateland warrior is screaming on this website. The Pirateland so-called state of fishery just admitted to the whole world that , their milia were also involved in the fight against Somaliland armed forces last Sunday. In fact they did not only admit involvement but they also admit loosing a lot of milia to Somaliland brave solders, many died and many wounded according to this pirateland official.

    Congratulation to Somaliland brave armed forces for teaching these thugs a lesson or two.

    • Abdulaziz Musa says:

      The will defend their soil, and Somaliland will stay intact for ever.
      Anyone who cannot stay within the borders of Somaliland should
      pack and leave, while the going is good.

  4. mohamed cheers says:

    The Minister of Defence and the Army Chief are both from that troubled District townships.
    The new Army Chief who was recently appointed to this high profile Rank by the President
    is already showing positive moves to confront the Somaliland enemies from his own Districts!
    We all wish him and the frontline Army forces victory asap.
    Cheers.

    • Abdulaziz Musa says:

      The Army Chief and Minister of Defence knows that the very core of the existance of every Somalilander is to defend his soil and die for it, so is The SCC Army Chief who went back to Burco with his young fighters and in his speach "that in the end he did not know what they were fighting for", because they were trying to kill and make problem in a peacefull state, and that is why he went back to joint the Armed Forces with the swearing that he will fight for Somaliland to death.

  5. wadani says:

    u people are dreaming, thier is no such thing as somaliland, its all in your heads, United we Stand Devided we Fall..

    • Gobaad says:

      wadani, when will you people realize that Somaliland has gone and will never re-unite with you again. "United we stand, divided we fail." You should have said this statement in 1988 when the biggest army force in Africa and the hired to kill mercenaries were randomly killing innocent people and assualting them from the land and the air with no place to hide.

    • inayuusuf says:

      Mr. Omer Hussein Dualeh, don't you feel ashamed of this quadruple (or may be sextuple identity) thing you are playing. We are tired of this BS man!

      These are your previous words when you were justifying your use of sextuple identity:

      "I use more than what you know. Boqoljireh, Omer, Somalilander, Wadani, but my name is out there and I don't put musk when I need it. Dear Marksman [Dhugtame], We are all Somalilanders and we shall always try to speak good about our country."

      I acknowledge that you had many valuable contributions in this forum but the too-many-identities thing was, to me, never a good idea because any double-identity person has got something to hide and your above comment proved me right.

  6. Omer Hussein Dualeh says:

    I remember, the press conference made by Mrs. Clinton at the London Conference on Somalia, she clearly and unequivocally declared that whoever creates in security for those places that enjoy peace will be dealt with iron fist, and will be neutralized. Why Somaliland government do not report this to the International Community and show them what Pyratlanders are doing in our country.

    The new world vision for the Horn is clear and will not tolerate such things to have, while the world is trying to find a solution for the Somalia quagmire. I believe we must take a drastic action against whoever undermines our democracy. Strong language is needed at times, because protecting the peace alone will not take us anywhere. We have force to be reckoned, why we did not realize them to do the job entrusted and go the hills overlooking Bosaso and Garowe.

    • kamal ahmed says:

      Mrs clinton she was talking about al-shabab not someone who’s liberating his land from ragtag militia from hargeysa,i
      hope you don’t go near kingdom of Puntland if That happens it will be end of small enclave hargeysa,becuase The war will change to region by region…..
      suburb by suburb/block by block/house by
      house,people khatumo state & scc They have right to have Their own state without been part of s/l or Puntland.

      • ayanle says:

        we are already there what can you all do about it lol

        • hasan jabhad says:

          NO your not There your militia terrorist
          are outskirts or in the bushes,The real war will start now it will be hand to hand combat.

          • kaboon says:

            big talk but small balls.. dar00ds will pay with thier lives

          • hasan jabhad says:

            NO one is Throwing orange & tamato death
            will not be one side It will be both sides The sooner unwanted guests leave The better,They are other clans live This area beside dar@@d clan.

            A MASSEGE FROM HARDCORE FREEDOM FIGHTERS
            SCC & KHATUMO.

      • Abdulaziz Musa says:

        hahahaha. This guy has turned into "Somali Ghadafi", using his language, hehehehehe
        What a laugh. Now it is a "Kingdom of Puntland" hehehehehe. He just made my day.And calling the Somaliland Armed forces ragtag militia. And I am sure he will claim to have the best and most modern Armed Forces in Puntland. BY THE WAY…………………………..LONG LIVE THE RAS ASYR STATE OF SOMALIA, WHO CREATED A STATE IN RAS ASAYR AND CLAIMED BOSASSO AS THEIR CAPITAL, AND ASKED FAROLE (THE FINGERLESS CROOK) TO GET OUT OR FACE CONCEQUENCES. YOU PUNTLANDERS SHOULD DEAL WITH YOUR PROBLEMS IN RAS ASYR, SINCE YOU GUYS COULD NOT DO ANYTHING AGAINST THE HABAR GEDIR IN GALKAYO, STOP RUNNING AROUND MEDDLING IN MATTERS THAT DOES NOT CONCERN YOU.

  7. Omer Hussein Dualeh says:

    correction: such things to happen.

  8. Madar says:

    Congratulation to the brave somaliland army and its soldiers, may god be with them.Somaliland FOREVER.

  9. Daacad says:

    Chew your jaaaat and for few more days,but have your sheet ready for your death

  10. Bashe says:

    Well done Somaliland Army, teach the ragtag and doodle Pirates a lesson in combat paintball.

  11. barwaaqo says:

    Somaliland army We salute you. Check out Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/01/us-soma

    • Teta says:

      Somaliland Army behaves like syrian army they shelling innocent people , displacing by force for the nomadic people, looting animals and slaughtering livestock in the rural areas in Buhodle and Sool region, raping elderly women and restricting watering at the water point from livestock and innocent people too, shame on somaliland , Africa

      • saalim abdi says:

        @teta
        Yes These are coward malilia from sano hablood addmin They can’t face real fighters scc & khaatumo,put Their days are numbered because people are digging out Their weapon from ground cleaning & fighting againest This terrorist.

      • Warfa says:

        Teta
        Such stories you stated in your comments are what the Faqash regime used to practise with the Somaliland people during the liberation of our homeland and I do believe these are what you heard from those who were involving such ugly acts. FYI, the republic of somaliland is a democratic country and would never do this kind of atrocities against its own citizens and of course, the somaliland public will never ever accept such criminal acts to take place again in Somaliland. Besides that, the somalilanders who reside together in Sanaag, Sool regions and district of Bohodle are more or less blood relatives and they would not tolerate these kind of cruel and uncivilized acts happen in their respective regions even though they have different views.

      • Gobaad says:

        Teta, You are lying to lips! Somalilanders are too dignified to do what you are claim to have happened. We hold ourselves above that. That is exactly what they have done in 1988. We don't stoop that low. It is not our style.

  12. puntland warrior says:

    im not being biased kk , just cuz im D- block doesnt mind i support Khatuumo, thats simply ridiculous man. i love both side somaliland & Khatuumo. but what i missed the most was the peace we had in the north. i rem in school holidays wen i used to visit Boosaaso, but nowadays its not safe as it used to be cuz of the al shabaab terrorist hiding in Galgala mountains.
    my compliment iz this nonsense war for no reason, people being killed, properties destroyed etc. & the only winners will be al shabaab.
    first Khatuumo are wrong for waging war against somaliland which has be peace for decades but also somaliland are wrong too for invading the peaceful city in somalia history (Las Anod). best solution iz for somaliland to go back to its pre 2003 borders before the late Abdullahi yusuf departed to mogadishu.
    so las anod should be returned back to puntland den Khatuumo state will suddenly disappear just lyk maakhir. im sure somaliland & puntland can ave good relationship in years to come, since both states have large untapped oil reserve.

    • MsSomaliland says:

      Puntland Warrior there's nothing wrong with neighbours working towards peace but you need to remember one thing in 2007 it was Dhulbanto that chased the Puntland administration and invited Somailand administration. Today Las Aanod is peaceful and is run by dadka meesha u dhasay like all the other cities in Somaliland. Somaliland knows how to live in peace but also knows how to fight marka hadaad wax isku haysaan so daya hadi kala calalka nagala taga!…

    • naasir says:

      @Puntlander if your real one,because i am real Puntlander first forget yusuf That era is gone it’s close chapter for good,secondly people of khatumo & scc They want Their own state like The rest
      of somalia & will get one or it will be hell on earth, Third They don’t have apited to join These to regions s/l and puntland,remember maakhir it’s part of This revolution.

    • Gobaad says:

      puntland warrior, dream on! Somaliland will never give an inch of its territory. If you don't leave Somaliland internal affairs, we will come to Garowe and teach you a lesson that you will never forget!

  13. Abdulaziz Musa says:

    hahahaha. This guy has turned into "Somali Ghadafi", using his language, hehehehehe
    What a laugh. Now it is a "Kingdom of Puntland" hehehehehe. He just made my day.And calling the Somaliland Armed forces ragtag militia. And I am sure he will claim to have the best and most modern Armed Forces in Puntland. BY THE WAY…………………………..LONG LIVE THE RAS ASYR STATE OF SOMALIA, WHO CREATED A STATE IN RAS ASAYR AND CLAIMED BOSASSO AS THEIR CAPITAL, AND ASKED FAROLE (THE FINGERLESS CROOK) TO GET OUT OR FACE CONCEQUENCES. YOU PUNTLANDERS SHOULD DEAL WITH YOUR PROBLEMS IN RAS ASYR, SINCE YOU GUYS COULD NOT DO ANYTHING AGAINST THE HABAR GEDIR IN GALKAYO, STOP RUNNING AROUND MEDDLING IN MATTERS THAT DOES NOT CONCERN YOU.

  14. osman5 says:

    saalim abdi,

    Your rhetoric spells out wars and destruction. it seems you're miserably confused , please come back to your sense and start looking things at different perspective

    somaliand is not against it's own people. The somalilnad government has in fact been allocating funds for a number of years to build schools, water wells etc in Buhodleh and Khatumo. The money was meant to improve the lives of the citizens of those townships now is being used to protect them from Mr. Galayd and associates.

    If you could use your common sense for once you'd be able to understand who the loser is here? the ordinary citizens are the ones who are getting the shaft.
    Why? chiefly because Mr. Galayd needs a cash flow to maintain his high standard living he's accustomed to. it makes my blood shoot up when I see people like you are willingly supporting him without knowing what he's doing to you.

    I love Somalilander Eastern regions including Khatumo and Buhodleh as much as I love the Northern ones. So, stop bad mouthing to Somaliland, think twice what your actions may cause for your own people.
    Better yet, let Mr. Galaydh know if you hear from him that he has a lot of explanations to do when he comes back to North America. If he makes it, of course! He'd possibly be in jail sooner by Somalilander authorities.

    Osman Qaal

    • saalim abdi says:

      @osman5
      regoins said we want our own state and should be respested That,because if not iI don’t know how do see Things may be different perspective,war There will be winners put The issue is people in These
      t’s not gone be a good picture,people don’t arm Them self’s and fight without no reason,khatumo & scc have right self determination will get There any cost…
      mr galaydh even him self have no clue what’s happening in This area,arresting or capturing will not change anything on
      ground if hargeysa can,people are going forward marching with great pattriotic songs towards The enemy.

      • saalim abdi says:

        @osma5

        I don’t kown how do you see Things may be different perspective,war There will be no winners put The issue is people in
        These regoins want Their own state,cause
        if not it’s not gone be good picture at all people don’t arm Them selfs & fight with no reason,khatumo & scc poeple have
        right self determination will get There what ever cost,mr galaydh have no clue what’s happening in This regions,well…
        arresting or capturing will not change anything on The ground,people are going forward & marching with great patriotic songs.

  15. Gobaad says:

    Congratulations, Somaliland Army Forice! No doubt you are a force to reckon with that will crush anybody who undermines the Somaliland's capability. As for those captured, let them rot in Mandheera Jail and throw away the key. Letting them loose will only come back to haunt us because they will start where they left of.

  16. Ahmed says:

    I want all Somalilanders know that our goverment views these anti somaliland miltias not as fierce enemies but political opponents. Therefore, using all means of war is not part of current goverment agenda. For instance, in the last two confrontation, Somaliland army didn't unleash all it's artilery pieces in full . On the Buuhoodle front , as some officers on the ground confirmed that the SLA fired only 32 shells haltingly for 3 hours. The starategy of the army is to detere the militia to gain ground or to cause harm. General Shaqale, Somaliland army commander was reported to be said, " iska moosa" which means have a dike or sand dunes. However, it seems a failed policy to be on the defensive at all times when on weaker enemy is on sight. Since most of these clans men militia are hiding among women and children, SLA should by pass their strong hold and move to surrounding areas..On the political front, the goverment should keep extending olive branches to spoliers of peace.

  17. osman5 says:

    Ahmed,
    It's very obvious to me these sporadic skirmishes we hear from now and then between our army fores and the militia are propaganda front fueled by Mr. Galayd and alike . Don't you think it's a quite contradictory though by having men and women in uniform in the area but not engaging them for outright war?
    I agreed with you the thugs are hiding behind the innocent civilians whom we don't want them to get hurt in a cross fire which makes things more difficult.

    shouldn't our commanders on the ground able get back to the drawing board and figure out a surgical maneuvering to separate the two?
    Additionally, even though we trying our best to protect the civilian from harm's way but our military presence can be perceived a threat by the civilians themselves. I share the frustration with our soldiers and in fact It's a catch 22.

    I'm totally against though that our soldiers to be a sitting duck, which they only can react if the militia attacks rather than our soldiers proactively hunting them down one by one in precision means.
    Perhaps you're overly focusing on the sensitivity variance of the equation.. C-Mon, bro!

    Osman qaal

    • ali ali says:

      all nonsence i have been to guarille warfare before, you could say let’s do This or That it’s not gone work This for
      one reason people decided to reclaim Their land & This’s exactly what will happen.

  18. ali ali says:

    Osman5,i did not kill anyone but if someone attacks me i will defend my self,i have seen so many somali rebels i know rebelisim no one can stop Them becuase rebels usauly are invisible and soundlles,They are responsible collapes barre/afweyne regime,rebels also havoc current ethiopian regime,today what we see is scc & khaatuma reviving Their old rebelisim style don’t tell me small enclave hargeysa will crash Them,i did give gooooood example.

    • MsSomaliland says:

      Ali Ali, you have to also understand that the people of Somaliland are equaly determined & committed to the cause of Somaliland. I doubt they will give an inch or allow their country's integrity to come under threat. Somaliland is their baby and will protect it like a mother protects her child…nabad diidka will lose Insha Alaah!

      • ali ali says:

        MsSomaliland,it’s not whether giving one inch or two,This’s Their land & when The land belongs to you no one can stop you,i remember a year ago This guy telling me They where ten of Them with only two AK47 & facing more Than two heavly arm platoon & defeated,becuase They have nothing to lose but to gain,so war is nasty business.

        • osman5 says:

          Ali Ali,
          Good, I'm glad you've clarified that for me. I wasn't being sarcastic when I said you sounded a tough guy, I can only assume you' could be a smart man..

          So ways many you can live your life to the fullest, thinking of killing people because of your uncontrolled anger isn't one of them. Talk to your inner self and ask the question what if the war goes on will be the end result. I'd give you a starter, you and your people will get behind academically as well as economically, because violence will inadvertently disturb your way of live.

          You don't need to wage a war to make a point, peace is the best option to get what you want.
          Now, you're conversing with us which is a good start. you sound a smart man but you're only making the wrong choices.

          Life is all about making choices, learn from your mistakes.
          Just in case you hear from Mr. Galayd, let him know that a lot of people including myself can't wait to see him when he comes back to North America.
          It's going to be a questions/answers period. That's all.

          Osman Qaal

  19. Gobaad says:

    ali ali, it is sad that people like you are glamorizing war and death. Somalilanders are peace and stability love people and that is what is eating you up. You want to destabilize the peace and make Somaliland another Somalia. But make no mistake, Somaliland will vigorously defend citizens and its territorial integrity and will deal any aggressors or infiltrators into our internationally defined borders with an iron-fist. So, it will be your loss and not ours. Thus, it is for your own good to put the guns down and particpate in nation building instead of sheding blood among Somalilanders.

    • ali ali says:

      Gobaad,your missing The whole issue here,if s/l stable enough & want to remain That way why They want to bite more Than what They could chew,well building fake nation which The world will not recognise it’s waste of time & people in regoins They don’t want to have non of That.The word iron-fist it’s whole mark of desperation,as someone said war was put on us & we kown how to defeat intruders.

  20. ali ali says:

    Osman5,make no mistake i am tough guy when it comes to defending my land & family,don’t worried about academic or economy in These area becuase people in This area are ready willing to build it and have The capacity to do so,what ever you have build your regions & go back The sooner The better,if you Think The war will confine in These regions your making a grave mistake it will come to your door step,it’s not about choices & mistakes it’s about what’s right & wrong.well mr galaydh have no control in This issue,i am not interesting whether galaydh been questioned arrested etc becuase what it’s on The ground is totaly different,i am interested rebels fighting Their land front line trenches.

    • Gobaad says:

      ali ali, if you glamorized war and destructions like that, adiyo meel xun baa isleh. The Somaliland Army Force are still trying hard not to unleash their power to avoid killing innocent. But if the do we will have a different result. Think of a nation building instead and dadkaaga dhica ka raac.

      • Gobaad says:

        … But if they do, that is.

      • ali ali says:

        Gobaad,look you did not get yet The whole picture,it’s not about how many arson you have The real weapon is human soul,also ssc & khaatumo are getting supplies of weapon you will be surprise & shock where are They getting from. you sound like barre regime “dadkaga dhinac ka raac” well it’s not gone work.

  21. mohamed cheers says:

    Where on earth Fugitive Ali Khalif Galayr and his followers are hiding..They should be flashed out
    and brought to justice. Put behind prison bars along with the Pirates in SLD Jails.
    Cheers.

  22. karash says:

    our main focus is to win the heart and minds of dhabodhilifs without causing godob sokeeye and its working, hundreds of them each week join khaatumo with thier weapons,,, then we will deal the thugs from waqooyi galbeed and togdheer with iron fist..
    plus puntland has no involvement of this, matter of fact dhulos and mj dont get along like they used to

  23. Ahmed says:

    Somaliland is not beyond Hargiesa; Burco recently I got the Somaliland currency. Every INGO and every development is within Hargeisa and its surrounding. If Somaliland Administration invest in every region of the Country than we could not have these issues.

    • hassan jabhad says:

      No one want Their investment,secondly let Them build areas They control cuase people in sool,sanag,ceyn,buuhodle said yes to semi-autonomous state no to ragtag militia,if it’s necessary The strugal will continuou next 100 years.

      A MASSEGE FROM HARDCORE GUERILLA FIGHTERS SSC & KHAATUMO.

  24. Gobaad says:

    Ahmed, Gaalo iyo Muslim mid uun horta soo gala. We all know that the undelying issue is not development or our region did not get enough investment. How could you development a region that glamorizes death and destruction instead of peace and stability that all nations strive for. But the only thing these people believe in is tribal affiliations, guns, and sabotaging Somaliland's progress? The current government will help as much as they can if the disgruntled tribe put down their weapons and help with the nation building of the country. Besides, because of the limited government funds, if every individual try to help their own region instead of creating dispute the situation would have been different. These people spend millions on confrontation with Somaliland army force. They could used the money they are spending on arms, on bulding schools, health, infrastructure, and water storage .. etc.

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