Somalia: Puntland Vows to respond to any ‘Aggression’ from Somaliland

Published: June 26, 2014
Somalia: Puntland Vows to respond to any ‘Aggression’ from Somaliland
Puntland Vice President Abdihakim Amay

Puntland Vice President, Abdihakim Abdullahi Amay, has on Thursday promised a firm response to any ”aggression” from the Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland.

The vow came after forces from Somaliland invaded and attacked territories in the disputed region of Sool last week.

‘’ Our policy towards Sool, Sanaag and Ayn regions is evident… we will regain back our land,’’ said Mr Amay during a Ceremony held in Garowe, the capital of the semi-autonomous region.

The Vice President did not specifically say whether Puntland will launch a military attack.

Both states have had territorial disputes over the Sool and Sanag regions in the past decade, in which some occasions troops from both entities clashed.

Military tension between both sides rised few months ago after President Silanyo of Somaliland paid a surprise visit to the port town of Lasqoray , which lies on the Red sea and under goes Sanag region of Puntland. His visit was coincided with the assassination of Puntland commander of forces in Galgala mountains late Col Jama Said Warsame, who was killed in a highway ambush.

Puntland also accused Somaliland of financing and training the al-Shabab militants hiding in Galgala mountain ranges, but the separatist region has denied the accusations.

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