Northern Somalia military accused of killing prisoners captured in Las Anod preventing

Sunday March 19, 2023

Five members of the SSC-Khatumo 33-member committee

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Las Anod (AX) -The Northern Somalia military has been accused of killing prisoners captured from preventing forces on Saturday by Abdirisaq Hassan Falaalug, the spokesperson for the SSC 33-member committee. The SSC-Khatumo forces additionally reportedly took prisoners for the period of and suggested they might share extra data with the general public quickly. 

The Saturday battle occurred after Northern Somalia forces reportedly attacked Las Anod city from all instructions apart from the south area, leading to casualties. 

Northern Somalia accused “Puntland-led allied” forces of attacking its troops in East Las Anod and mentioned that it was holding a defensive situation when the alleged assault occurred. It additionally suggested it had “maintained the ceasefire” introduced by their authorities.” 

There had been little preventing for close to two weeks earlier than Saturday’s conflict.

The actual range of casualties is presently unknown, and the lifeless and injured are unfold throughout 5 totally different areas inside the metropolis. Falaalug emphasised that at the same time they’re prepared to dialogue, they are not able to accomplish that at the same time the Northern Somalia military assaults town with artillery.

Northern Somalia’s Defense Minister Abdiqani Mohamud Aateeye

In response, Northern Somalia Defense Minister Abdiqani Mohamud Aateeye suggested they captured 20 prisoners, two military autos, 15 heavy machine weapons, and greater than small arms at the same time preventing on the outskirts of Las Anod. He accused Puntland of violating the ceasefire introduced by the events and warned that the navy forces wouldn’t sit idly if the truce have been disrupted.

According to Dr. Ismail Mohamoud, director of Gargaar Hospital in Las Anod, about 200 men and women have died, and tons of extra have been injured in weeks of intense preventing. The Northern Somalia military has been battling with clan militias to manage Las Anod for the previous month. Despite requires a ceasefire, preventing has continued, elevating issues of a humanitarian disaster amid a serious drought that has already affected hundreds of thousands of men and women inside the contested sector.

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