Somaliland’s invasion on our territory is unacceptable: Puntland president


abdiweli_aliMogadishu, June 14, 2014 – The president of the semiautonomous Somali regional state of Puntland Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas has accused the Somaliland administration of massacring and displacing innocent people in the town of Taleex this week.

He termed the capture of Taleex district by Somaliland forces as an aggression saying his administration will not accept what he termed as an ‘unacceptable’ provocation.
“Puntland will not tolerate such provocative attacks on its territories” said Mr Abdiweli Gaas although he didn’t mention what kind of step his administration will take.
The eastern parts of Sanag and Sool regions are all claimed by Somaliland, Khaatumo State and as well as the Puntland state, although most of the regions are currently controlled by the Somaliland administration.
Mr. Gaas was speaking to journalists at Bosaso airport before his delegation flew to the United Arab Emirates on Saturday.
“Our trip to UAE is mainly based on strengthening the bilateral relations between Puntland and the UAE” Mr Abdiweli Gaas told journalists.
Source: Hiiraan