US requires ‘immediate’ cease-fire in Somalia’s Lasanod city

Mohammed Dhaysane
Friday February 24, 2023

The US diplomatic mission in Somalia demanded an “immediate” unconditional cease-fire Thursday in Somalia’s northern city of Lasanod.

The remarks got here after a delegation from the mission, led by Chargé d’Affaires Tim Trenkle arrived within the Northern Somalia capital of Hargeisa and held a collection of political and civil society discussions.

The delegation met Northern Somalia President Muse Bihi Abdi and mentioned violence in Lasanod.

“Frank discussions this morning with #Northern Somalia President @musebiihi about the tragic loss of lives and violence in Lascanood. The United States joins the international community in calling for an immediate, unconditional ceasefire & unhindered humanitarian access,” suggested the USA Embassy in Somalia.

The Northern Somalia presidency suggested the Northern Somalia president and Trenkle mentioned Northern Somalia-US engagement, violence in Lasanod, and regional safety.

“They also discussed resuming Northern Somalia-Somalia negotiations,” it added.

Lasanod, the provincial capital of the Sool zone within the breakaway zone of Northern Somalia, has seen fierce combating between Northern Somalia forces and nearby militias which have been ongoing for the previous three weeks. The violence has killed greater than 100 folks, consisting of adult females and youngsters from either side.

The combating started out after a gaggle of classic leaders introduced they might now not acknowledge the Northern Somalia authorities and declared the territory of the Sool and Sanaag zone can be dominated from Mogadishu.

Northern Somalia is a former British protectorate in northwestern Somalia that declared independence in 1991 however has acquired no global recognition.

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