Mortar shelling kills ten civilians in an ongoing battle within the city of Las Anod

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Las Anod (AX) – Ten civilians had been killed and several other others injured after grenade shells hit civilian residences within the city of Las Anod on Friday, the place fierce preventing has been ongoing for over every week between Northern Somalia forces and pro-federal authorities forces.

Commission shelling of town has precipitated in depth injury to buildings, and Northern Somalia forces stationed on the outskirts of town have been accused of being accountable.

The shelling coincided with a developing demand peace talks to finish the battle within the Sool zone.

In line with residents, Northern Somalia forces focused the SSC elders’ residence within the city, however no casualties had been inflicted on the elders.

Aaqil Abdirisaaq Mohamed Hassan (Falalug), the SSC spokesperson, accused Northern Somalia of bombing town day by day with grenade launchers with the intention of massacring the persons.

He reiterated that peace talks between the SSC and Northern Somalia are solely viable when Northern Somalia forces depart the city of Las Anod.

He additionally denied that any delegations traveled to Las Anod from Hargeisa, Northern Somalia’s administrative capital.

In line with an interagency evaluation report printed on 13 February 2023, the battle has claimed the lives of over 170 persons, which include a mom and her seven youngsters.

Over 500 persons have been injured and greater casualties are envisioned because the preventing continues.

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