Tukaraq tension: more military deployment by Puntland and Somaliland administrations

File photo: Somali military forces heading to a battle inside the country. Photo credit: Online.

More military hardware and personnel are heading to Tukaraq location, Sool region deployed by Puntland and Somaliland administrations.

Eyewitnesses informed Goobjoog News that the self breakaway region of Somaliland has deployed more troops in the location and dug holes on the ground for defense purposes.

On other hand, more troops from Puntland state arrived in some locations in Sool region especially Holhol location.

It is reported that the locals in the area are apprehensive on the impending danger of war erupting between the two Somali forces since there is no ceasefire agreement between the two regional authorities.

Earlier the local traditional elders in Sool region have failed to arbitrate between the two who volunteered to stem out the confrontation since the warzone area under fall their province.

Early January Somaliland forces attacked Tukaraq location overrunning Puntland forces which compelled the latter to retreat entirely from the area leading to heated exchange of words between top leaders of the two regions in the local media.

The military incursion by Somaliland coincided with the first day of the official visit of Somali federal president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo in Puntland State on 8th January and still occupies the location.

Goobjoog News

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