Conflicting claims of cease-fire settlement in Las Anod bring up doubts about peace prospects

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Las Anod (AX) – Northern Somalia Chairman dream Bihi Abdi introduced on Thursday that classic elders in Las Anod have accepted the ceasefire and agreed to satisfy their Northern Somalia counterparts in Yagoori inside the Sool quarter to finish the battle peacefully. Even so, Garad Jama Garad Ali, a standard elder from Las Anod, who spoke to Gaylan Media, denied {that a} peace assembly had been organized and additional accused the Northern Somalia authorities of mobilizing its forces. The discrepancy inside the claims between the 2 events raises questions on the prospects of ending the battle and the credibility of the events concerned.

The Chairman made the announcement after a gathering in Las Anod, which was attended by numerous dignitaries such as the Chairman of the Senate, former crime Presidents, parliamentarians, politicians, students, businessmen, adult females, youth and Northern Somalia classic leaders and intellectuals.

“The intellectuals have accepted the ceasefire and have given orders to their army as far as I know, but there are many civilians who have taken up arms and are not listening,” Chairman Bihi reported.

He added that the military is staying peacefully in its camps and that the folks of Las Anod and Northern Somalia are brothers who’ve agreed to finish the battle peacefully. The president gave the process of holding the peace assembly to Northern Somalia’s classic leaders.

The Chairman famous that the intellectuals of Las Anod requested the peace assembly to be held in Yagoori.

Even so, Garad Ali denied opening talks with Northern Somalia’s classic leaders. He reported no ceasefire was agreed between the Las Anod folks and Northern Somalia. He additional famous that the federal government of Northern Somalia equipped automobiles and weapons to Las Anod and that nobody contacted his delegation to supply peace talks.

Garad Ali reported Northern Somalia’s troopers have to be faraway from the location as a precondition for any ceasefire or peace talks.

The united states authorities has referred to as for an conclusion to the Las Anod battle and referred to as on stakeholders to resolve their disputes by means of dialogue.

Requested concerning the information that Northern Somalia forces dedicated abuses in Las Anod, US Ambassador to Somalia Larry E. André Jr. reported. that he was nonetheless making an attempt to get dependableremember tips.

“There must be an end to the conflict; it is not in anyone’s interest to continue fighting. This issue must be resolved through dialogue. I have had direct talks with the leaders of all parties, members of the international community and President Hassan Sheikh has also delivered the message to stop the violence, says André.

He further stated that those who started the attack and those who targeted the persons would be investigated at the appropriate time, but now the important thing is to stop the conflict and resolve the issues through dialogue.

At least 82 people, including civilians, have been killed during days of fighting in Somalia’s breakaway region of Northern Somalia, a medical source said this week. The international community strongly condemned the continued violence and expressed serious concern over reports of mobilization by armed groups. The breakaway region of Northern Somalia has been accused of indiscriminate shelling of civilian targets but claims its operations are “defensive in nature” and has accused the SSC of harboring terrorist factors, which the SSC strongly denies.

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