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Instability and Democratic Backsliding in Somaliland

PRESS STATEMENT: VEDANT PATEL, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON MARCH 30, 2023. The United States is increasingly concerned by the continuing violence in Lascanood and joins other international partners and neighbors in calling for de-escalation, adherence to the agreed ceasefire, unhindered humanitarian access, and resumption of constructive dialogue towards peaceful resolution. Continued violence will increase the potential […]

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SSC-Khaatumo Press Release, March 30th, 2023.

Lasanod, Somalia: Somaliland administration keeps projecting to the world that there are fighting “alshabab forces in Lasanod when in fact they have waged an illegal war against the local SSC -khaatumo people of lasanod. The Hargaisa administration keeps doling out false misleading statements to the international community. local residents of Lasanod continue to receive daily […]

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Separatist Somaliland escalates war on Somali unification movement

Attacks by Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia whose sovereignty claim has no international recognition, have caused over 1,500 injuries since February 6 in Las Anod, which is at the heart of the movement to reunify the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn (SSC) with Somalia. March 24, 2023 by Pavan Kulkarni. Somaliland is a self-proclaimed republic, with no […]

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Conflict in Lasanod, Sool, Somalia: Somaliland’s War Crimes and Pathways to hold it Accountable

Author, Abdighani Hirad provides indepth analysis of the Conflict in Lasanod.  I. Summary: The Lasanod conflict entered its second month. This report covers the trajectory of the conflict when the people of Lasanod rose against a secessionist entity denying their political identity based on a territorially and politically united Somalia. First, the report contextualizes the […]

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Bloody Saturday, Somaliland back at shelling civilian populations

Lasanod, Somalia: Somaliland Strikes again at 4:00 AM on a Saturday morning, Shelling Lasanod City with heavy mortars, targetting Kaah Hotel and Safari Restaurants. both building suffered heavy causulties when the missiles hit them. locals staying at Kaah Hotel reported large explosions, killing and injuring civilians. Meanwhile at the Maraaga Intersection on the Eastern side […]

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Un-easy Peace in Lasanod.

Lasanod, Somalia, (African Confidential). Oblivious to the concerns of western countries and interested neighbours President Muse Bihi Abdi of Somaliland has now listened to envoys of Ethiopia and called off the all-out assault on the town of Las Anod which had earlier declared its desire to become a Federal Member State within the federation of […]

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SSC-Khaatumo Report

During the Scramble for Africa the territories of the Somali people were divided into five portions taken by the British, French, Italians, and Ethiopians. The British Empire took what is now northern Somalia and started their presence by making treacherous agreements in 1884 with the tribal chiefs, which were about the safe passage of British […]

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Understanding Lasanod’s Conflict: Exclusionary Politics, Strategic Re-alignment and Ratpture 

In early February 2023, a major conflict broke out in Las Anod, the capital of the Sool region, between Somaliland forces and the local community. Dr Abdifatah Ismael Tahir  +252 (0) 63 6226667 | +252 (0) 65 6226667. info@isirthinktank.org | www.isirthinktank.org. takes a look at the complex political landscape in North Eastern Somalia. This followed […]

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SSC-Khaatumo Press release March 7th, 2023

Lasanod, Somalia: Muse Bihi and his Somaliland cohorts keep twisting truth by projecting; to the world media that they are being attacked by the SSC forces while they are the ones who start the provocations; all aof this is designed to persuade and seek validation from the international community including the Ethiopian mediators. The world […]

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