Hargeisa, Somaliland, 28 February 2023 – Early this morning, The National Army of the Republic of Somaliland launched an attack on the clashing alliance of anti-peace groups, terrorists, and Puntland, which arrived yesterday after receiving assistance from army officers from Mogadishu led by the commanders. Former Somali Police and Air Force personnel.
The National Army of the Republic of Somaliland, which always continues to stand for the national defense, was forced to defend itself against the attack and managed to strike the enemy with huge losses, causing significant fatalities.
While the faces of the war against Somaliland are constantly changing with new parties involved, the Republic of Somaliland stands for and always reiterates the implementation of the initial ceasefire announced by the government. The government’s continued support for the Independent Peace Mission in Ainaba demonstrates the government’s commitment to peace. We are requesting that the Puntland administration show consideration for good neighborliness.
The Somaliland Government informs the Somaliland people, the international community, and other concerned partners that the Puntland Administration of Somalia published false information about their involvement in yesterday’s attack. Puntland Administration issued a press release yesterday stating that they are not involved in the war, but the officers and vehicles seized yesterday disqualify their claims and will be made public soon. Furthermore, administration officials have already spoken to the media and stated that the officers are fighting in the war.