Las Anod battle escalates: SSC-Khatumo conventional elder stories 30 useless, 60 injured

Sunday March 19, 2023


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Las Anod (AX) – A standard elder of the SSC-Khatumo in Las Anod, Garaad Abdisalan Hassan, reported that 30 humans died and 60 others have been critically injured throughout Saturday’s conflict between the Northern Somalia military and the SSC-Khatumo forces. Hassan spoke to Brit TV in an interview on Sunday, stating that the variety of deaths on their area resulted from a detailed fight battle on Saturday. He added that Numerous greater injured persons could be transported to Garowe, Mogadishu, and different locations for medical medicine.The battle started out on Saturday and lasted greater than eight hours, throughout which either side claimed to have taken prisoners, cars, and weapons. The SSC’s 33-member committee spokesperson accused Northern Somalia of killing prisoners of conflict captured throughout the battle. In response, Northern Somalia accused “Puntland-led allied” forces of instigating the violence. However, the SSC elders denied this declare and acknowledged that the Puntland administration was not actively collaborating within the battle.

Mediation by the Ethiopian authorities between the events has not yielded constructive consequences up to now. The Dhulbahante clan’s committee of 33 elders declared that they might solely conform to a ceasefire and straight dialogue with the Northern Somalia authorities after it withdraws its troops from the Oog quarter.

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