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BREAKING NEWS: Somaliland army overpowers surprise attack from militia

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LAS ANOD — Heavy fighting between Somaliland troops and a tribal militia broke out early Wednesday morning in the village of Sool-Joogto in Buhoodle region, near the Ethiopian border. The battle erupted after tribal militia loyal to Somalia’s former Prime Minister, Ali Khalif Galayr, backed by Ethiopia’s Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebel members launched […]

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Somaliland army overpowers surprise attack from Puntland

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TUKARAQ(SomalilandPress)—In an attempt to surprise Somaliland forces stationed in the outskirt of Tukaraq village, Puntland militia arm with dozen technical pickup trucks mounted with machine guns and 4 commercial trucks carrying fighters attacked an army barrack earlier today. The fighting began just before noon prayer when Puntland militia made a daring attack on Somaliland forces […]

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SOMALILAND: Armed men attack civil judge

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LAS ANOD —The Chief magistrate judge of Sool region Mr. Ahmed Saleeban Geele was gunned down this evening on his return from an evening prayer at Jama mosque in Las Anod. An eye witnesses in the town confirmed that he was gunned down by masked men with an AK47 assault weapons. The magistrate sustained a […]

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Somaliland Battles against Three Deadly Wars—Clan, Jihad, & Pan-Somalism

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While the International community revives Somalia, an ominous storm gathers at Somaliland´s borders. The storm gains momentum, and so does the invasive war with ghastly stories to tell. And unlike Somalia´s “Transitional Federal Government” (TFG) that fights against only Jihadists, Somaliland faces three violent groups with conflicting ideologies but with one common goal: achieving Somali […]

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Somaliland:Army celebrates 17th birthday

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HARGEISA (SomalilandPress) — Somaliland army today celebrated its 17th anniversary with a well organized ceremony attended by the President of Somaliland Ahmed Mohamud Siilanyo, commander of the arm forces Gen. Nuh Tani, defense Minister Haji Adam Adami, Ethiopian embassy official in Hargiesa and cabinet members from the government.  The event was held at the army […]

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Somaliland says Shabaab ties claim a smokescreen

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HARGEISA (Reuters) – The breakaway enclave of Somaliland said on Monday the neighbouring Somali province of Puntland had linked it with the al Shabaab rebel group in order to divert attention away from its creation of a large army. Semi-autonomous Puntland, also in the north of Somalia, said in a statement over the weekend that […]

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Somaliland and Puntland to cooperate on security

HARGEISA, 28 September 2010 (IRIN) – Somaliland and Puntland, once-warring territories in northern Somalia, have unprecedentedly agreed in principle to work together to tackle common security threats. Troops from both entities have clashed over disputed borderlands in the past. They also differ over the issue of sovereignty: Somaliland unilaterally declared independence in 1991, and Puntland, […]

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Op-Ed: President Silanyo should fire his national security team

Recently, a group of armed ONLF insurgent group landed Somaliland western sea coast almost succeeded crossing into Ethiopia’s Eastern border without a trace. It is clear that Somaliland’s military commander in that region and some local people provided intelligence and logistical support for this operation. The events that took place west coast region underscores why […]

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In pictures: Somaliland army

In 1884 the British established an agreement with local elderly leaders, this agreement became known as the British Somaliland protectorate. By 1899, they created a small military which suffered a heavy defeat by 1913 under the Mad Mullah, a religious fanatic which had more than 20, 000 horsemen and thousands more followers. In 1914 the […]