Published On: Sun, Feb 20th, 2011

SOMALILAND: Kalshale conflict breaks out again – Updated

LAS ANOD — Sparring between Somaliland troops and a clan militia exploded into all-out war on early hours of Sunday with small arms and heavy artillery used on both sides in Buhoodle district.

According to an army spokesman in the capital, around 5:30 on Sunday the Somaliland army came under heavy attack from militants loyal to the SSC group, abbreviation for Sool, Sanaag and Cayn regions. Mr Hassan Abdul Yusuf condemned the attacks and added his forces have dealt with the group appropriately and dispersed them while taking 20 men hostage.

“The army captured 20 militants including two sons of Colonel Ahmed Mohamed ‘Dalba’, who last week deserted from the forces,” he told media in Hargeisa. “The army hit the militants hard, we have captured two battle wagons and inflicted heavy casualties on them,” he continued. One of the battle wagon is said to belong to Col. Dalba, who fled with 30 troops and three vehicles.

He added the army was just in the outskirts of Buhodle. He praised the army and urged them to defend the region against any foreign and internal threat.

In the latest reports, the Somaliland forces lost two soldiers and three more were injured.

On the SSC militia side, at least 6 were killed and more than ten wounded.

The war began in the village of Sool Joogto but the army pushed the militia back and are closing on their base. Residents in near by villages began to flee for safty.

Somaliland forces during a graduation ceremony

This is the second such confortations in just two weeks between the armed forces and the clan militia that wants to destabilize Somaliland in order to create a safe heaven for Somalia’s radical groups who all share a common ‘one Somalia-one religion’ vision. Somaliland has accused the Somali semi-autonomous region of Puntland for arming the militant (also see Fighting erupts in Kalshale between troops and clan militia).

The group is trying to exploit clan rivalry in the region. Just two months ago two local clans fought over water-points in the Kalshaal, not far from today’s hot-spot, also in Buhoodle district. Now the group is trying to take advantage of this issue but the Somaliland authority refused them any interference in Somaliland’s affairs.

Businesses in the town of Buhoodle, the militant’s base, are said to have suspended trade and closed their shops.

The Interior Minister, Dr Abdi Gabose this week said the water-reservoirs that the two clans had been fighting over had been buried and disabled since the two can not share it together. Dr Gabose also said the army will refrain from using force but will only defend it self. He said the militia group were using civilians as human shield.

Somalilandpress | 19 Feb 2011

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  1. Mariam says:

    Why are the somaliland troops in Buhoodle n Khalshale again? Don't the dhulbhantes not want them there?

    Somaliland troops don't seem to be about peace but point fingers n make up stories.

  2. elias says:

    We soft on them they always hiding behind civilian as shelter, for all those who say why somaliland army is in buhodlai, will buhodlai is a somaliland land whoever dsnt support somaliland should leave and join somalia we will pay for your transport.

  3. ALI says:

    the begining of the end of Somaliland expermint. what a misguided war. why will you force people what they don't want? also why you want lose you are people war without reason?

    • Pro.CABDI QAYAAD says:

      Somaliland's Army is very strong.Hadanu dhulbante nahay,dagalo dambe anukubaabahno marabno. S.N.M maynaga aargoosan markay wadanka qasadeen.Waar anu joogno ama aanubaaba'no.

    • SOMALILAND says:

      Buhodle and Kalshale are in somaliland, and all the clans who live there we in peace unite Puntland who can't even help his ppl and can't fight with the pirates, start with ppl ssc who nows that Isaaq and dhulbante are intermarried, If farole want war he will get from ALLAH ,,with ALLAH's Help he will die

  4. Kayse says:

    I still believe Silaanyo is too soft on this group. He needs to flash them out from Buuhoodle and kill them one by one in the open land.

    Chasing them around some villages is not what we want, we want Buuhoodle, nothing less.

    • Kayse says:

      Where the hell is Sahmadeeq? Where is Sool Jogto? We know Buuhoodle, thats where the army should be not some unknown villages with two water banks, thats for police and "Daba qoodhi".

    • samsam says:

      You are a mean man and Allah has a place for people like you! I cannot people that you want the killing off people just so that you can have their land I hope that you die and go to jahanaba, Allahu Akabar! These people are in justice because they are protecting their home, they are have Allah which you obivousley dont have.

      • middlepath says:

        samsam! Stop killing Muslims first before talking about Allah! Did Allah say that you attack and kill others?

        Look who is peaceful and who is shabaab like you. Somalilanders are true Muslims because they Fear Allah with regards to peoples lives and want peace…even the SNM released some of the Prisoners they captured and told them to go home without harming them! Just like what the Prophet Muhammed did with the Quraish in Makkah, he let them go.

        What you are doing is HARAM.

    • Somaliland says:

      Kill ppl is somethings that Somaliland ppl want have or behappy about Allah dos not like wan Muslim Kill a Muslim.

  5. farhia says:

    i don't understand why these people frighting for…we don't want to be like Mogadisho damn…

    • Ayanle says:

      The same thing that the SNM gave you freedom and farhia sister we will never be like somalia never do you know why because we are loveing peopel that always needed peace that love peace we are somalilanders and we love somaliland and every thing in it and we should take care of it and love it.
      one love somaliland.

  6. faisal says:

    Cristal clear, this is well coordinated alshabab attack it was view days ago when alshabab military leader in buuhoodle returned back from Mogadishu to buuhoodle with a military equipment. at the same time insurgents fighting in Mogadishu somalia launched attacks on TFG and Amisom.

    • samsam says:

      haa ha ha you are all shot that the injustice is not giving you a victory! well it wont. i know how you feel, I never that the our Somailand army would not conquer buhoodle eighter. but see thats land that belongs to people and you cannot just take it.The are not call alshabab they are called the darwiish of dullbadante, mean group that frought the Brishtish in somali independence, simply unconquered. Stop talking nonsense reason we dont have buhoodle yet is because the people of budhoodle are not leting us have it, and they are fighting with passion because they dont want their land to themselves. On the other hand Somaliland army is fighting to get paid ha ha, some of them dont even wanna fight they just some money. Thats why i say lets not be so stuiped let get realy. Our young men dont need to die, seriously. Peace!

      • Maxamed A says:

        The land belong to ALLAH, what we have is common interest and NATIONAL SECURITY. The land was not an issue yesterday WHY TODAY???. Let us stop the killing and propagate brotherhood, we are all the same despite the difference in clan. We are Buhoodle sons and daughter and they are our sons and daughter.

  7. Onkod says:

    There are so many wars and rivalries in Somalia, there is no hope. War between Somaliland and Puntland, Somaliland and SSC, SSC and Puntland, TFG and Somaliland, TFG and Puntland, Al Shabab, Wal Jumma, Pirates, warlords etc etc etc etc.

    Unbelievable place.

    • Haykal1 says:

      Sadly, that is true and they never learn from their mistakes.

    • Prof.ABDIQAYAAD says:

      I think SSC leadership is suffering from SIAD BARRE NOSTALGIA.We want to work with Somaliland .SSC leadership are looking 4 death.Wedka wada.Manametalaan (Dhulbahante) .Gacantayadanu kutoganidona si anu Dhulbahante ubadbadino.Somaliland cidankeda waa ciidan qaran.Hanaga dhexbaxaan SSCda hogaamiyashodu.Marka Maraykan iyo Kanadha lagasoocaydhiyay aye Dhulbahante kumeraysaneyaan??

      • middlepath says:

        Are you Dulbahante? If yes, you are very smart, and people like you can help build and grow instead of destroying.Bravo. You should tell them to stop killing and wasting the blood of our children and women.

        Dagaal wax ma taro, wiil baa ku dhinta will kuma dhasho.

    • middlepath says:

      If you notice, they all have one thing in common, and that is hating Somaliland and attacking it in every way possible.

      Somaliland wants peace, and the ones who look for trouble and blood will have to answer Allah on the Day of Judgement.

  8. Warya says:

    As I see it, there are a few points the SSC militant group has to consider:

    1. The TFG is corrupt, yet the SSC have insisted that the transitional government represents them. The TFG does not even represent the locals in their region nor Puntland, so how can the SSC expect Somaliland to kneel to the TFG?

    2. The TFG government, current and previous, have shown nothing but animosity to the people of Somaliland. i.e. threats of war and economic sabotage.

    3. Puntland have only laid claim to the entire SSC region to challenge Somaliland's right to secede. They have no other right to the region. The region is divided between HARTI Darood and Isaaq who are intermarried for the most part. Therefore, clan the excuse used by both Silanyo and the SSC militants is wrong and dangerous.

    4. The SSC is part of Somaliland whether it becomes independent or a FEDERAL state or province. Therefore, the push to create a new regional administration will lead to uncontrollable bloodshed, since all clans in the SL live mixed together. For example, Awdal region is part of SL for unity or separation. Other options would only complicate things unity or otherwise.

    Therefore, in my mind, the SSC militant group needs to state its political goals clearly to ALL SOMALIA in order for people to make a stand either for unity or against. As for the Pro-secession group, their point of view is as follows:

    1. We initiated unity with our brothers in 1960 and it did not work. Therefore, we have a right to self-determination; which is a fair perspective.

    2. What right does the Prounity SSC group have to FORCE the rest of Somaliland to unite with the CORRUPT regime in the South?

    3. We want to develop our region (including the SSC) , separate and help the rest of Somalia as best we can. Are these SSC people saying that either we unite with Greater Somalia or they will destroy the entire region by trying to unite the rest of the country against us? Or do they simply fear Isaaq domination in which case greater government representation can be given through dialogue?

    As of now, the SSC group has not clarified their political goals except for saying "GET OFF OUR LANDS"; which is based on tribalism and not nationalism. The SSC does not belong to any 1 CLAN – Isaaq or HARTI, but both. Therefore any future solution must be satisfactory to both. Fighting is not the answer. If it WAS then the South would be heaven on earth!

    Dialogue is the only way forward !

    • Dhulbaatne says:

      brother, your whole understanding of the conflict is hihly skewed. The SSC which i support has been created in direct response to somaliland long standing wish to take over Sool, sanag and Cayne. they already took lascanod by force. the people there are fighting because we want to be united under one nation called Somalia. we all understand that somaliland will never become independent because it is a part of somalia and no country will ever accept it for geo-political reasons. let's face, somaliand is just an excuse for One clan (Isaaq) to take over other people's land. and by the way, dont even believe the news on this website because from what i heard the somaliland army was soundly beaten. the TFG has its fair share of problems but inshallah we will recover one day and be united once under one nation, Somalia.

      • warya says:

        There is nothing wrong with my understanding of the conflict and the ISAAQ also have a RIGHT in Sanaag, Sool and Cayn. The Isaaq are the majority in Sanaag that is why there are no armed conflicts in that region. In Sool, we live in the second largest city Caynabo and in some also in Cayn. The watering hole issue was between Haber Jeclo and Dhulbhante; which proves that Isaaq also live in the area.

        As for the Dhulbhante that you claim to speak for then you are also wrong on that account as well. The Dhulbhante are split into families and some are with Somaliland. There are also some Dhulbhante military commanders and MPs. As for defeating the Somaliland armed forces, I say the SSC must first stop retreating to Buhoodle to hide behind their mother's abaya and using the civilians are human shields.

        Finally, the SSC should thank their creator that Somaliland wants to avoid civilian casualties. If we were living in the days of the SNM militia NO prisoners would have been taken, NO consideration would have been given to Buhoodle civilians, and your ELDER would not be talking so big! We would have brought tanks into your LIVING ROOMS and these big talkers would have been the FIRST to ask for peaceful dialogue.

  9. Mahad says:

    SSC Army will invade Burco soon mark my word

  10. abrar says:

    may allah have mercy on you.. who is dying? a muslim somali. who is fighting? 2 muslim people…. may allah have mercy on you….kalshale is and was for dhulbahante no denial but ssc fight at this time is unnecessary. there is a drought all over sool sanaag and cayn including some other area . may allah have mercy on us

  11. Mahad says:

    we dhulbahante became the Kurdish of Somaliland , we dont like Somaliland to progress and improve , we want Somaliland like Somalia no one is better than the other , same in death and war .

    just we dont like somaliland to be shine ok

    • warya says:

      At last, you have shown your true colours MAHAD!

      • samsam says:

        The reason that mahad says that is one the we Somalis are all familiar with, its the SAD SOMALI TRADITION, that is if a group is gets what they want they automatically present a threat to the other. For instance when Somaliland, places like Hargesa,Burco,ect were in wars and didnt have peace, nice bulidings, good hospitals,and governing sys. they were not declearing war on any soil, but Somaliland is a seriuos danger to people in SSC. Which, therefore creats a seriuos problem for the feature of Somaliland. Why cannot we have our peacefull homes in Hargeysa and Bosaso etc and protecte them and not go off declearing war. These wars are not ways to bringing betterenment, walaahi they are not!

        • middlepath says:

          Well samsam, that TRADITION is NOT from Islam. You should wish for your brother what you want for yourself in islam.

          Somaliland people want good for all Somalis, but all Somalis want death for Somaliland?. Who is unjust? Allah is with those who do good not with those who spill blood.Its Haram to spill blood of another Muslim STOP NOW.

          ALL MILITANTS SHOULD FEAR ALLAH AND STOP KILLING MUSLIMS BEFORE THEY BECOME LIKE SOMALIA AND GET PUNISHED.

  12. Jim says:

    Someone clear up the issues for me, please. First, the politics: ____1. Was the population of SS and C represented in the 1991 convention of leaders who decided to re-establish Somaliland? Was there a referendum of any sort following those meetings? Was there overwhelming opposition to the re-established Somaliland during the times of Tur and Egal, both Isaq? Did support from Hargeisa in the SS and C areas diminish when the non-Isaaq, Riyale, was in power? However you answer these questions, can you say that the Isaaq are the enemy SS and C

    • Caydeed says:

      Clearly, you are NOT seeking clarification (e.g. “clear up”) of this issue by using the term “re-establishment Somaliland”! Sorry to break it down to you, Somaliland was never “re-established” as it never existed as a nation to begin with. Logically, an entity had to exist at one point to be brought back (re-established)…..but to entertain your straw argument, People in SSC have never been part of so called “Somali British Land” or today’s version “Somaliland”. For a context, the British signed an individual treaty to each clan in the Northern Somalia, except of Dulbahante, who refused. Hence, they never recognized BSL. Recently, ALL Dulbahante clan-chiefs, have explicitly declared that Dulbahante is not part of nor does it recognize Somaliland entity.

      • dhulbahante says:

        thank you brother for explaining to these people how much their statements do not stand up to scrutiny. let's just make it simple by saying one thing, somaliland=isaaq and Somalia=all the clan of the somali people.

        • middlepath says:

          LOL, ''dhulbahante'', you are confused!

          Somaliland has Gadabuursi, Isxaaq,Midga,darood,hawiye etc.

          Are you sick in the head? everybody lives there,and anyone can become the President of Somaliland, we are not Qabilist like TFG or Somalia government.

          If you want you can tell your family to move out of Somaliland because its only fo isxaaq right? Not.

  13. Jim says:

    Second, the development issues: If the in-fighting during a drought is brought to a head partially by the lack of watering holes, wells and access to water for the people and animals, would the hostilities diminish with the drilling of many deep bore holes through the valley from Burao to Nugal? There is deep water there. There is also shallow water there, but the use of wind power has not been developed, nor deep wells funded by local or international agencies. Or would these additional water supplies just cause more fighting? You tell me. ____3. Most major petroleum explorationists think there are good possibliities for commercial production from Zeila to Eil. Some proof exists from drilling in 1988-90. If an equitable plan for the distribution of oil revenues to benefit the people and animals and farms on the surface (including or not including The South) were developed, would the fighting be unnecessary and the local animosities diminished? ____4.Is it possible that Northerners descended from Sheikh Darood and Sheikh Isaaq could cooperate and share the resources for the benefit of their descendents? Those two great forefathers are buried very near each other and would come to a peaceful agreement were they here today. ____

    • middlepath says:

      I can try to answer your 4th question about cooperation between sons of Darood and Isaaq. I think it would not be easy because the Darood tribe are very proud about being Darood for reasons known to them and believe they deserve to have power (chair) more than anyone else and only ofr themselves just like in Somali history and this can cause problems.

      I think Hawiye have less hate for Isaaq because they are not looking for interests overall even in history they were abused by their leaders and made weak.

  14. isma says:

    keep dreaming afweyne tried & failed you think ssc will do it

  15. Boqoljireh says:

    Shame on you both side. We are the people of Somaliland, the land of peace and prosperity. Stop throwing insults and think seriously. Somaliland of 1960 is still viable and existing for all. Someone is using the SSC and they will know a day that they will regret. I want to see the government take over Buhoodle immediately and chase whoever is not Somalilander by birth.

    • Haykal1 says:

      You wrote; "We are the people of Somaliland, the land of peace and prosperity" , and at the end of your comment you wrote;
      " I want to see the government take over Buhoodle immediately and chase whoever is not Somalilander by birth"

      It seems to me that you are suffering from bipolar disorder and personality disorder. I suggest you to think before you disgrace yourself in public.

      • middlepath says:

        Haykal,
        First you dont know what bipolar or personality disorder is in the context you are using.

        Boqoljireh is right, Somaliland is the land of opportunity and its people want good and their hearts want good that is why they will succeed God willing.

        And that Peace in Somaliland has to be PROTECTED from WARLORDS and MILITANTS who want bloodshed and only destroy things. Those are the True Shaheeds/Martyrs, those who die protecting the peace and saving the blood of the innocent who are looking for safety.

        So there is no contradiction in what Boqolojireh said.

        Stop the hatred and help build schools… and feed your dying people not with bullets but with food…

  16. yasin says:

    i repeat somalilandpress respect the media dignity and remove all the hateful comments on here,,

  17. warya says:

    If your dad is anything like you then I fear for him on the day of Judgement. The Prophet(pbuh) has said that anyone that dies fighting for tribalism or nationalism is like one who dies in the state of Jaahilya (outside Islam). Somaliland is the ONLY hope left for the Somali people be it pro or anti unity. Somaliland is free from pirates, provides IDPS with the opportunity to start over (the wealthy ones) and provides the minimum basic services for the poor. Somaliland is by far not perfect, but it is a beacon in our depressing nation. Any good comments, reviews or press Somaliland receives shows the world that we SOMALI people are human and have potential.

    Ask yourself: What part of somali parents prefer to send their young, second generation children to learn about their nation and culture? Regardless of tribe the answer is always SOMALILAND. You should also ask yourself – how can Somaliland be forced to unite with the corrupt TFG? It is suicide!

    FEAR ALLAH(SWT)

    • hayaan says:

      Typical MUNAAFAQ!

      You are using the “fear Allah” to justify tribal/Clan genocide!

      The people in SSC simply are asking you to leave them alone. They do not want to be part of your secession plan. They are proud Somalis. If you are truly a god fearing soul, preach for justice. Preach for peace. Preach your beloved Isaqs to stop this madness and respect Dulbahante and Harti people’s wishes, home, towns, Cities and cease this carnage. There is nothing to be gained from this war; certainly, there will be no recognition forthcoming through war and killing.

      • middlepath says:

        hayaan,

        Listen to yourself, you are askiing for peace and then support that militants come and ATTACK Somaliland people EVERYDAY!! Who is the Munafiq now?

        Are you Ignorant? Do your beloved Dhulbahantes LIVE in ALL of the SSC???? NO.

        There are a lot of Isaaq people who LIVE there!! And most Dhulbahantes want to stay with Somaliland but pple like you wnat them to fight for ''Greater Somalia''

        And who started the WAR? HUH? Ask yourself. Yes, its the Puntland/Dhulbahantes, not all Dhulbahantes,but some of them those who are with Puntland.

        You dont want Peace, you just want to wars otherwise you would tell them to live in peace and NOT ATTACK just to be ''Proud Somalis''…. as if Somalilanders are White people.

        If you want Somalia, hey move to the South then, they are your Tribe or go to Puntland/Pirateland that is looking for wars.

      • Abdi says:

        First of all what u need understand is bouhoodle is somaliland whether you like it or not!so the land will always be there but if u don't wana b there u can always go to majeerteeniya land!but the question is are the peole of bouhoodle welcome there??

  18. Ahmed says:

    Awdalboy,

    Stopping commenting on places that don't have any idea about it is history.

  19. Haykal1 says:

    Boqoljireh,

    You wrote; "We are the people of Somaliland, the land of peace and prosperity" , and at the end of your comment you wrote;
    " I want to see the government take over Buhoodle immediately and chase whoever is not Somalilander by birth"

    It seems to me that you are suffering from bipolar disorder and personality disorder. I suggest you to think before you disgrace yourself in public.

  20. hanoolato.org says:

    i believe if you somaliland and puntland descended from Sheikh Darood and Sheikh Isaaq and unite together they can bring back our decent nation and open a doors for the educated somalis in the diaspora to contribute to the improvement of the countries and make it better then it was during mohamed siyyad bare's regime and eventually lead the rest of africa like in 1973… and i believe they can do it but only thru Dialogue…shedin bloods will only results dissonant and numerious villains

    • sulekha says:

      I agree with you hanoolato. Those that are too into themselves and their tribs need to realize to learn from history that making new flags or little groups in middel of Somalia will not birng unity or peace.
      We need to unite as people and come together for our common interest PEACE. After all that war and refugee, isnt it time to give up war and talk for PEACE?

      • warya says:

        Somaliland has not harmed anyone. Somaliland is not the one declaring wars and spreading fitnah in the land. The people who have and continue to critize Somaliand don't have any credit when it comes to nation building so what right do they have to give orders to Somaliland.

        - Puntland is a PIRATE STATE the media as has proven this. They have no political parties nor any legitimate elections. They have also broken the Somali constitution by signing deals with foreign oil companies. SO NO UNITY UNTIL PUNTLAND CLEANS ITS HOUSE !

        - The TFG is hated by ALL and does not require explanation. SO NO UNITY WITH THE SOUTH UNTIL THEY CLEAN THEIR HOUSE!

        This isn't about being "too into themselves and their tribes". Read the fine print at the bottom of the Somali unity contract. It states that "AT ANY TIME WHERE 2 OR MORE REGIONS DO NOT PROGRESS ON THEIR OWN, REGIONS CURRENTLY PEACEFUL MUST BE BURNT TO THE ENSURE ANY POTENTIAL SECESSION ATTEMPTS ARE SURPRESSED."

        Or in somali mentality – IF WE CAN'T HAVE IT OUR WAY THEN WE WILL DESTROY OR RUIN EVERYTHING! OR HOW DARE YOU LOOK GOOD WITHOUT US! LOOL

        Ask your male relatives, this is extremely common in most fields dominated by men. I.e. sports

  21. elies says:

    god bless somaliland, this new country will be one of the strong countries in africa, therfore i personaly dont think the SSC or puntland can or will harm the peace that somaliland enjoyed for the last 20 years. one of the most democratic country in africa, will not be shaked by these groups. we somalilanders are with the world and we will destroy any group who trys to harm our safty, we are the people of love, peace and bright future, therfore we will not let a peace haters group like SSc, puntland to harm a hair of our peace. the people who are helping them will only lose because they kids or families will never enjot peace. peace is very important to us and we will prrotect our country.

    • sulekha says:

      Hey, elies. I love my people of Somaliland to enjoy peace,but how can they enjoy peace when they are declearing wars to conquer other people`s lands? I am sorry but you dont make any sense.
      Are you blind, to the fact that SSC is not fighting to conqure Somaliland but its fighting to defend Somaliland from conquring their land. Do you realize that no body is declearing a war on Hargeysa?

      • middlepath says:

        sulekha,
        you are wrong, because SSC started the wars! They started to kill innocent people. They want to capture ALL of SSC! Look ate the map and tell me how does one tribe,not even a tribe a subclan live in ALL of the SSC region? One word, greed. SSC does not belong only to ONE SUB-CLAN-Dhulbahante, it belongs ALSO to Isaaq!!

        These militants delcared a war on us first, they want Las Canood, Burco etc.!! They are full of hate and need to stop harming the future of their kids and ours and stop attacking.Shame on them!

      • elies says:

        look sister the land that ssc are claiming is the land of somaliland people, if they dont like somaliland we can provide transport for free for whoever wants somalia and take them in the middle of moqdish and let them join thier brothers there, somaliland is a democratic country many clans live here in somaliland they can all enjoy the peace and help on another to develope thier lands, they dont need to start war because war only destroys the 20 years peace that we have, therefor people might think somaliland is only one clan but look at our former president, he was not issaq, everybody can join the government as long as they are willing to be loyal to the land and respect one another. thank you, and by the way i am making sence the peoblem is you just dont want to understand.

  22. no war says:

    i think silanyo lost the plot. he is taking this country to his grave. somaliland do not need to fight this people,remove this soldiers from this area. if this people want fight the clan next to them, then obviously they will get fight back. we are muslim brothers and sisters, people are dying for hunger why would you want start war. this is not only goes to somaliland but is also goes to the SSC group; please all of you stop meaningless fight.

    • sulekha says:

      May Allah bless you mr. no war!
      I think that all somali people are sick of war, they dont need somaliland or ssc they need peace,Think of the women who are losing their son, may Allah accept their duca. Amiin.
      Do you think that, we the young people who are good hearts and know our peoples pain can form a union are and bring somali back?

      • elies says:

        somalilanders people are in peace mums are competing each other to see thier kids gradute from universities, unlike somalia mums are competing each other to see thier kids carrry guns and what not.

    • elies says:

      look mr no war, no body is taking somaliland to no grave, my friend whoever you are the peoblem you are facing right now is just an anti somaliland problem if you over come that you may see the trruth, and hey if somaliland take the army back then what shall we let alshabab in as well, the army are thier for a reason, if the people of this area wanted peace then peace will come, however the army must stay there and even move forward to the border lines to secure our borders from pirates and war lords. may god bless somaliland

  23. elies says:

    god bless somaliland, our haters will always try to devide us but what they dont understand is the fact that this will unite all somalilanders, will get us even strong, our young youths dont even believe in the blue flag, all we know is green white and red with a black star in the middle. thats what unite us, thats why we stayed 20 years im peace and with allah's will we will remain another million years in peace, this is realy comming from my heart i love my country, our little kids love the country 2, our women, our men our kids we will die for somaliland just like we did in the war with somalia when we brought the dectator down.

  24. elies says:

    this is new world order and somaliland will succeed in this era, we will remain strong, to all somalilanders just remember the last 20 years how our families enjoyed peace, if our haters want to harm our peace let us unite for the sake of our kids, old men and women and for a young men and women, lets stay strong. we all believe in one goal, peace for our families so our men can go to the shops knowing that they will retain home, lets our women believe that they little kids have future, lets make our youths believe that that have future. we all unite under our flag, god bless somaliland.

  25. Awdalboy says:

    It's unfortunate Kalshale conflict is going on. Who would be respossible the lost of lives, the displace civilians and youngmen dying from both sides with no cause. Look if Mr.Siray's administration want to go all the way to Buhodle, that could be consider a war crime and he will personnaly face counts outside Somalia where justice may be workable. He will need to visit in United State for medical reason and he could be charged as a war crime. Now he stil has time to end this and not to forced Somalis who don't want Somaliland. SSC may have their people behind them and that would put Somaliland's administration in ackward postion. The world already see this two sub-clans conflict extanded and more poeple are joining this as a result. The only solution I see now is the soldiers leave this area right away otherwhise more dead bodies will arrive cities like Burco and Buhodle daily. This a mess and someone need to stop it. What is the fighting all about, border security, a land grap or ethnic cleansing.

  26. no war says:

    i agree awadboy, war needs to be stopped as soon as possible

  27. no war says:

    what do u want war for. ilma ku dhinta waxna ma ku dhashaan, obiously i agree war has to stope. we do not need war, and by now if no somali do not now no clan can stronger than other, becuase if that was not the case them we would not have been fighting all this time. somaliland soldiers should leave the area and So called SSC should stop war. cidna dagaal faaido ma ugu jirto. endoff

  28. shaakir says:

    I,M a young boy whos,e P/Lander there fore sure, that i have a better knowledgeable that with agun nothing will be ok so, how ever these people are Muslims.so, broths and sists I,m kindly request from yu to stop the fighting and every body to know that with a gun nothing will be ok at the same time to make a discussion both sides. THANKS ALOT.

  29. Nabadoon says:

    This is the beginning of the END of so called Somaliland entity. PERIOD!

    If Somalis have learned one thing throughout history, it’s this: NO CLAN CAN SUBJUGATE ANOTHER. PERIOD!
    Despite the facade of QARAN, Somalis consist of Clans and the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn region inhabitants, or the Harti clans have made abundantly that they don’t want to be part of Isaq’s secession endeavors. If these people do not want to be part of “Somaliland”, no one has the right to attack their regions, towns, properties and homes to try to force them into “Somaliland”. Advocates of Somaliland cannot reconcile the logic to unilaterally secede from the rest of Somalia. And at the same breath deny the same right they want for themselves for others! This is the basic point of disconnection of this conflict. There is no common bond between Isaqs and Dulbahante for instance that is stronger than the bond between Dulbahantes and their Harti kin. In other words, there is no basis of why Dulbahante and Warsangeli clans should be part of Somaliland.

    Let the cool heads prevail and stop this war nonsense.

    • warya says:

      RIGHT AND WRONG!

      1. SL has no right to force their views on others – RIGHT!
      2. "There is no common bond between Isaqs and Dulbahante for instance that is stronger than the bond between Dulbahantes and their Harti kin" – WRONG!
      – Their are some Pro somaliland Dhulbhante and Warsengali
      – The SSC is inhabited by Harti and Issaq; who have been intermarrying for centuries
      – The SSC are not wildly supported for their extremist views and actions
      – The SSC also has no political agenda or road map for somali unity only interclan warfare and the creation of a potential new regional administration controlled by them; which has nothing to do with Somali unity or Somaliweyne

      In summary, the SSC group is full of it and they only want to creat another MOGADISHU!

      PROOF: SSC TIMES WEBSITE

  30. mohamed says:

    The Somaliland armed forces garrisons are lawfully stationed in their SSC country boundaries
    and have full rights to defend the country against any terrorist groups supported by the no different
    than terrorists themselves the Somalia breakaway Puntland. The S/land armed forces will use all the
    measures at their disposal to foil the enemies activities and bring them to justice.
    Cheers.

  31. Ibrahim Jibah says:

    You are talking from your empty mind and you will be wiped like they wiped your dirty uncle Siyaad Baare.

  32. aswad tea says:

    THE army should stay and never leave .after all this is s/land.And every issaq or s/lander should fight with every thing they have.WE issaq we forget so easy after all ,this people are the same people .WE should have finished this long time ago.

  33. Kayse says:

    The only way the army goes is FORWARD. They need to surround Buhoodle and disarm the militia and cut out their Eritrean/Al Shabaab supply lines and Puntland piracy money.

    Silaanyo is too soft, playing the old "HJ and Dhulos inter-marry bla bla bla"…thats why he wasnt able to deliver before but Tuur did in two months. This is his second chance to prove it to us otherwise we are going to ask him to resign and make the way for Muse Biixi.

  34. manaxan says:

    Reer buuhoodle waa loo taaglayahay ee aynu eegno ciday caano ka daataan waayo waa layaqaan dagaal wuxuu galo iyo wuxuu gudo dad ayuun baa ku dhinta cidi kuma dhalato hadaba hadii reer buuhoodle ay joojin waayaan dagaal shaashiyeedka waxba yaan la abhinin ee ha la soo daayo aynu eegno waxay isla hayaane waxaa la ogyahay ciday dabada ku hayaan oo ay is leeyihiin waxbaa ku tihiin WAA PUNTLAN ee hala eego waxa ay midh dhasho

  35. Haykal1 says:

    I debunked your sensless statements once before, but the owners of this site, who by the way are not following the ethics of journalism, keep deleting my comments.
    They want Siilaanyo cheerleaders and their hateful comments are welcome.
    So, assuming this will also be deleted by a spineless zealot, I urge him or her to grow up and let others have their opinion.

  36. farax says:

    noqda dad xishooda noqda dad

  37. hasan awed says:

    is about the time,somaliland army take control all somaliland territory,we dont need a wasting time.

  38. Qanciye says:

    What i still dont get til this day.. why somalilanders kept the somali bit as a name/country??
    if you are soo against the rest off us come up with a diff name.. for all i care you can be called britishland, waardeland
    just leave us alone we going to figure something out inshallah, and we are going to unite and be ONE once again.
    Then when that happens i hope you guys are ready for it cause we are going to bring RAIN to your useless non-existing country.

    • middlepath says:

      Qanciye,

      Don't worry we'll change Somaliland name to something else, because frankly its embarassing to be related to the Somalia and Mogadishu.

      You also leave us ALONE too, instead of being obsessed about us forever! Unite please and help yourselves thats what we wanted.

  39. middlepath says:

    Haykal,
    First you dont know what bipolar or personality disorder is in the context you are using.

    Boqoljireh is right, Somaliland is the land of opportunity and its people want good and their hearts want good that is why they will succeed God willing.

    And that Peace in Somaliland has to be PROTECTED from WARLORDS and MILITANTS who want bloodshed and only destroy things. Those are the True Shaheeds/Martyrs, those who die protecting the peace and saving the blood of the innocent who are looking for safety.

    So there is no contradiction in what Boqolojireh said.

    Stop the hatred and help build schools… and feed your dying people not with bullets but with food…

  40. middlepath says:

    Warya: Somaliland has not harmed anyone. Somaliland is not the one declaring wars and spreading fitnah in the land. The people who have and continue to critize Somaliand don't have any credit when it comes to nation building so what right do they have to give orders to Somaliland. – Puntland is a PIRATE STATE the media as has proven this. They have no political parties nor any legitimate elections. They have also broken the Somali constitution by signing deals with foreign oil companies. SO NO UNITY UNTIL PUNTLAND CLEANS ITS HOUSE !
    - The TFG is hated by ALL and does not require explanation. SO NO UNITY WITH THE SOUTH UNTIL THEY CLEAN THEIR HOUSE! This isn't about being "too into themselves and their tribes". Read the fine print at the bottom of the Somali unity contract. It states that "AT ANY TIME WHERE 2 OR MORE REGIONS DO NOT PROGRESS ON THEIR OWN, REGIONS CURRENTLY PEACEFUL MUST BE BURNT TO THE ENSURE ANY POTENTIAL SECESSION ATTEMPTS ARE SURPRESSED."
    Or in somali mentality – IF WE CAN'T HAVE IT OUR WAY THEN WE WILL DESTROY OR RUIN EVERYTHING! OR HOW DARE YOU LOOK GOOD WITHOUT US! LOOL
    Ask your male relatives, this is extremely common in most fields dominated by men. I.e. sports

  41. shamis says:

    somaliland is like a cancer in somalia if they keep going on this way they will all die in thier own poison so they better stop the hatred before is to late .

  42. I Jama says:

    You're fake sentiments of Somali people are all bro and sisters is a lie. You only have to wait a few minutes before they threaten those who are not blind deaf and dumb.

    Somalia needs to work on its own issue and recognise that Somaliland is minding its own business. If Somalia was doing this it wouldn't be in this predicament. MIND YOUR BUSINESS instead of dying a slow painfull death.

    VIVA Somalialnd forever

  43. Ayanle says:

    I realy do not understand what all this peopel like muqdisho,ssc,mahad and maney others are doing in sl press and writeing bad comments about us and about our country, somaliland is not "isaq" somaliland is for all somalilanders we did not go to war war has come to us and we will take care of somaliland and somalilanders.

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