The peace which exsisted in Sool was shattered by a group of expatriates from the US whose actions led to more than 40 people loosing their lives in the last two weeks near Buhoodle. most of the dead were members of the new armed militia that is loyal toMr. Ali Khalif Galayd and Ali Esse Abdi. These new warlords are both US citizens and have recently organized a conference in Taleex district where they announced the formation of a new regional administration (Khatumo) in Sool. To add insult to injury they did not only create conflict where there was none, but they also raised a militia and attacked the armed forces of the Somaliland government based in the region. As expected they were no match to the professional standing army of Somaliland and suffered tremondous losses and are now reportedly seeking refuge in Ethiopia.
It is regretful to see such losses regardless of how misguided their intent may have been, the Somaliland army did its job in defending itself and the nation and we hold responsible those who created the conditions and the actions which precipitated this incident. We also urge the US Government to assist us in bringing these two men who are US citizens to justice to prevent any future bloodshed and mayhem in the only peaceful government in the Horn of Africa.
Somaliland Mission in USA