Tension heats up between Puntland and Somaliland
“We do not want foreign troops because there is no necessity. They will not make peace in Somalia because they have never made peace anywhere in the world,” said some residents in Gedo region.
Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Sierra Leone have already sent their troops invaded Somalia what they say to prevent Islamic extremists from taking power. These foreign forces committed crimes against humanity in the country since their arrival.
“These coming inhuman foreign troops desire to occupy our shattered nation. We do not need them again,” said an elder.
This protest comes after the First military officers from Sierra Leone have reached on Friday in Elwak town in Somalia’s southwestern region of Gedo, where they held talks with TFG officials.
Sierra Leone pledged it will dispatch its first deployment into Somalia in June this year as part of African Union Mission AMISOM funded by the United Nations. The contingent of 850 is expected to join the Kenya Defence Forces in Jubba and Gedo regions in pursuit of Al Shabab rebels.
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The two regional states have been at loggerheads over the control of the Sool and Sanaag regions which are located on their border.