26 November 2012
Puntland Government strongly condemns Somaliland’s newest military provocation in parts of Puntland State by dispatching Somaliland forces from the western part of Sanaag region towards Puntland constituencies and its security forces stationed in Dhahar District. Local constituencies have staged protests against Somaliland’s military aggression.
Earlier this month, the same unit of Somaliland forces arrived in Huddun district of Sool region, intimidating Puntland constituencies to forcefully participate in Somaliland’s local elections. Puntland Government will not tolerate Somaliland’s naked military aggression based on its violent pursuit of colonial-era boundaries that have been defunct for over 52 years.
Puntland Government demands the immediate pullback of Somaliland forces from Puntland regions, as Somaliland’s latest military action destabilizes the region and undermines the prospects of peaceful resolution through dialogue.
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