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BOSASO, Puntland - Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" jetted off to the United Arab Emirates on Saturday a week after the Gulf country disbanded its training mission in Somalia, Garowe Online reports. ... A private plane was sent to fly the president from the northeastern Bosaso port city.
BOSASO – Somalia's semi- autonomous state of Puntland president, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali has on Monday defended the relations between United Arab Emirates and Puntland during press conference held outside Bosaso town. President Mohamed says he had requested from United Arab Emirates to ...

BOSASO, Puntland - The United Arab Emirates [UAE] has on Saturday reaffirmed to continue supporting to Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF), Garowe ... The PMPF forces are stationed in several bases on bases on Puntland's coastal towns, including Qandala, Hafun, Galgala Mountains and the ...
NAIROBI, Kenya - The President of Somalia's the northeastern Federal Member State of Puntland, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" has on Saturday arrived in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on an unannounced visit, Garowe Online reports. The surprise trip comes amid brewing tension in the town of Tukaraq in ...
“If our children see that there's a sister city with St. Paul and Mogadishu, they can claim and say I have a home here,” said Busuri, the Director of Islamic Dawah Center. However, the St. Paul-Garoowe Sister City Project, formerly known as Minnesota Friends of Puntland, is against the move. In a statement to ...
GAROWE, Puntland – Twenty members of the council of Garowe city, the capital of Puntland, Somalia's northeastern Federal Member State have tabled a motion aimed at ousting Mayor Hassan Mohamed Isse Goodir, Garowe Online reports. The 27-member council has submitted the impeachment motion ...

Puntland Police on Alert as Somalia Terror Threat Moves North ... Police in Puntland remain on alert amid a string of attacks over the past year by Al-Shabab and another group of fighters who have joined the Islamic State terror group. For VOA, Jason Patinkin reports from Puntland city of Bossaso.
But Hussein downplayed the overall extremist threat, noting that IS, which briefly captured a town east of Bossaso in 2016, now only has between 40 and 50 fighters, not ... During a walk with police through a busy market, VOA spoke to shopkeepers like Ali Mahmoud, who said security was fine in the city.
The security forces of Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland have carried out a massive operation in parts of the port city of Bosaso on Monday night. The sweep came following series of insecurity acts and assassinations targeting security force members and civil servants in the town ...
Burmadow, who is an outspoken elder was detained day after attending the crowning of Beeldaaje Mohamed in Carmo, a small town in Somalia's northeastern Puntland region. Speaking to the reporters in Hargeisa, Somaliland Police spokesman, Feisal Hiis Dirie said the elder's arrest came following a ...
Two of Mire Ali's companies, Liibaan Trading and Al-Mutafaq Commercial Company, both of which are located in Bosaso (a city in Puntland), were added to the US government's list of designated terrorist organizations as well. Treasury says that Mire Ali “ran all of his business activities through” Liibaan ...
Mire Ali owns or controls the Liibaan Trading and Al-Mutafaq Commercial Company, both of which are located in downtown Bosaso, a coastal Puntland city on the Gulf of Aden. U.S. officials say he was the sole owner of Liibaan, a livestock trading business that served as a front for Abdulqadir Mumin.
BOSASO, Puntland- Following the recent terrorist attacks in the commercial city of Bosaso, the security commission of Bari region has suspended Bari's Police ... Husain Yusuf till an investigation is carried out over the recent attack against the Police station and the twin-bombings in Bosaso town on Friday.
The security forces of Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland were reported to have carried out an operation in the divided Galkayo town on Saturday. The sweep came following a car bomb blast that killed a military officer in the northern Israc village on Friday, according to residents ...
GAROWE, Puntland - The Escalating tension in Tukaraq town in northern Sool region has heightened fears that armed conflict between Puntland and ... The lucrative village had been fully controlled Puntland troops and served as a customs center and main entrance to the contested region before it fell to ...
This appointment comes amid deteriorating security situation in the region, mainly Bosaso, the commercial city of Puntland due to weak government policy ... On 8th January, Somaliland forces launched an unexpected offensive against Puntland forces and captured the Tukaraq, a small town in Sool region, ...
Puntland made multiple attempts to re-capture the city in the next 2 -6 months, but it was undermined by a series of defections in the ranks of its military and ... “Somaliland” then deployed more troops and expanded eastward into surrounding villages while capitalizing on the vacuum left by Puntland and the ...

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack which was the latest in a string of bombings and assassinations in the seaside city in the past few years, ... Officials did not comment on the attack that highlights the dual challenges facing Puntland security forces from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab and the ...
MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) -- The Somali government on Wednesday called on Somaliland and Puntland regional states to stop escalating tension in ... Takaraq location in Sool region, about 90 km from Garowe town as both sides amass troops ready for combat in the Puntland administrative capital.
And despite Puntland's parliament vowing not to let elections in the contested regions occur, and the deployment of troops to nearby areas, election day came and went with no major disruptions. There have since however been clashes between Somaliland and Puntland around the town of Tukaraq.
10 (Xinhua) -- The Somali government on Wednesday called on Somaliland and Puntland regional states to stop escalating tension in the northern Sool ... Takaraq location in Sool region, about 90 km from Garowe town as both sides amass troops ready for combat in the Puntland administrative capital.
The town which lies on the border between Sool and Sanaag regions has been the customs office and headquarters for the Puntland government since the conquest of Las Anod city by Somaliland forces in 2007. The Somali Senator expressed concern about the fresh armed conflict at Tukaraq area this ...
A precarious Calm has returned to Tukaraq town in Sool region a day after a heavy fight between Somaliland forces and Puntland troops. The local residents said they are worried about the military movement ongoing outside the city, where Puntland Defence Forces are regrouping for a counter-attack on ...
This came after Somaliland forces launched an offensive against Puntland Defence forces, allowing it to capture the Tukaraq, a small town located approximately 86Km north of the State capital, Garowe on Monday, 8th January. The takeover took place as President Farmajo and high-level delegates were ...
MOGADISHU, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Military forces from Somalia's Somaliland Monday took control of a town under the region of Puntland following a fierce fight. Residents of Tukaraq town in Sool region said Somaliland and Puntland forces clashed Monday as Somalia's president Mohamed Abdullahi ...
GAROWE, Puntland - The Media Association of Puntland [MAP] has elected a new leadership following a general election held in Garowe city on 30th December 2017, Garowe Online reports. Ninety-four journalists from the various regions of Puntland cast their votes among 3 male candidates - Mohamed ...
The Islamic State faction may have had around 200 to 300 members before a Puntland military campaign drove them back from the town of Qandala in late 2016, according to Voice of America. A recent defector reportedly told Puntland authorities that there are only around 70 people remaining in the group ...
A Puntland army officer has been gunned down in Galkayo town last night, government officials told Radio Shabelle. Mohamed Yousuf Adan, a senior officer of Puntland Darawish forces, was shot by men armed with pistols while he was heading to his home in the north of Galkayo. The assassins, who ...
GAROWE, Puntland - Former Puntland President and Somalia's Upper House Senator, Abdirahman Mohamed Farole has condemned the latest outbreak of the inter-clan fighting on Nugal-Sool border, Garowe Online reports. Speaking at a press conference in Garowe, the capital city of Puntland state, ...
BOSASO, Puntland - A powerful landmine explosion has killed two security officials in Somalia's northwestern semi-autonomous region of Puntland on ... The explosion struck the army convoy at Madarshoon, about 75 kilometers away from the port city of Bosaso, the regional capital of Bari region while ...
A roadside bomb hit military vehicle carrying Puntland soldiers in Galgala village of Bari region, inflicting casualties on soldiers, security sources said. Radio Shabelle's correspondent in Bosaso says a number of soldiers were injured after military convoy from Bosaso to Galgala was struck by a land mine ...
Garowe, December 19, 2017: Attendance Certificates were awarded to 25 journalists who completed a two-day training on Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Safety of journalists held in Garowe ,the capital city of Puntland from 17– 18 Dec 2017, the second of series of training planned to be implemented ...
BOSASO, Puntland – A roadside bomb has ripped through an army convoy in Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous Puntland region, Al Shabaab ... who requested anonymity, told GO that there were no any casualties on the soldiers were and any dagame on their pick-truck from Bosaso port town as ...
GALKAYO, Somalia - An enormous car bomb exploded in a street in central Galkayo city, the regional capital of Mudug province during rush hour on Wednesday, killing a member of Puntland Security forces, Garowe Online reports. Witnesses and security sources confirmed to GO that Ali Ibrahim Ali [Ali ...
BOSASO, Puntland - At least four soldiers were wounded in an overnight attack on a Police Station in Bosaso, the main commercial city of Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland, Garowe Online reports. Large explosions and gunfire heard after attackers armed with guns and rockets ...
Faiza was reported to have been attacked by a Puntland state navy soldier who wanted to rape her while she was in Bosaso town but she struggled hard to defend herself from her attacker. On realizing ... Women and girls who live in camps outside the main cities are the most vulnerable to sexual assault.
GALKAYO, Somalia — In late 2016, the semiautonomous Puntland region of northeastern Somalia passed a landmark sexual-offenses law to widespread international acclaim. The law ... In mid-December, a 16-year-old girl with mental disabilities was raped by a group of marines in the town of Garacad.
GAROWE, Puntland - The Escalating tension in Tukaraq town in northern Sool region has heightened fears that armed conflict between Puntland and ... The lucrative village had been fully controlled Puntland troops and served as a customs center and main entrance to the contested region before it fell to ...
A military official confirmed to GO that an army convoy belonging to Puntland state forces was targeted in the blast planted by the roadside as the convoy was moving from Galgala towards Bosaso city. The incident took place at Sugure area just outside Galgala, a hotbed of terror, about 40km southwest of ...
DHUSAMAREEB, Somalia - The Presidents of Puntland and Southwest State, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" and Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden respectively arrived in Dhusamareeb town on Wednesday, Garowe Online reports. Galmudug President Ahmed Dualle Geelle Haaf, the State's Chief Minister ...
GAROWE, Puntland - Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland has started building up its Defence forces near Tukaraq town in Sool region, a day after the city was captured by Somaliland troops, Garowe Online reports. Tension has been rising in the disputed region since Monday as ...
BOSASO, Puntland - Al-Shabab militants said they carried out a mortar attack on a military outpost belonging to Puntland troops in the mountainous area of Galgala in Bari region, Garowe Online reports. "We attacked the Puntland's Darwish forces stationed at Galgala hills with mortar shells today. Several ...
GAROWE, Puntland - One of the major infrastructure that Puntland region depends on to keep its economy alive- the road connecting Puntland' cities ... to rehabilitate the damaged road between Waiya and Sherbi villages after their complaint wasn't effectively addressed by Puntland President and PHA.
Somalilandsun- The president of Puntland Abdiweli Gas is in Burtinle village from where he is directing skirmishes between militias from Puntland and ... that has resulted in six deaths and numerous casualties is between citizens of Somaliland resident in Hoorre village and militia dispatched from Puntland.
BOSASO, Puntland - A powerful landmine explosion has killed two security officials in Somalia's northwestern semi-autonomous region of Puntland on ... The attack comes amid a surge in deadly attacks and assassinations against Puntland security forces in the area and in Bosaso city by Al Shabaab and ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The speakers of the Senate and House of the People of Somalia's Federal Parliament are at loggerheads over a planned conference in Baidoa city, Garowe Online reports. The new controversy emerged after the House of the People's speaker Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari has ...
An army colonel in semi-autonomous Puntland who headed the region's bomb disposal unit was killed when a roadside bomb he was defusing ... The incident occurred on a road linking Bosaso, Puntland's second biggest city, with Galgala Hills, controlled by an al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group. Colonel ...
GALKAYO, Somalia - An enormous car bomb exploded in a street in central Galkayo city, the regional capital of Mudug province during rush hour on Wednesday, killing a member of Puntland Security forces, Garowe Online reports. Witnesses and security sources confirmed to GO that Ali Ibrahim Ali [Ali ...
The troops of Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland have on Sunday carried out a security operation in the divided Galkayo town in central Somalia. The sweep was conducted at Garsoor and Israac villages in the Puntland-administered areas in the city, in a bid to beef up the overall ...
Saleban Mohamed Mire lost two of his daughters, aged six and two, from measles in the space of a week in the remote and forgotten northern Somali village of Fardhin. After one daughter died, he sold his last remaining camel to get the money to transport the other sick child to the nearest hospital, some 45 ...


 

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