Somalia: 150 troops defect Somaliland army, cite 'clan massacres'At least 150 soldiers have defected from the army of Somalia's separatist region of Somaliland after citing 'clan massacres' in recent fighting, Radio Garowe reports.
Col. Ahmed Mohamed 'Dalba', leading 250 soldiers and 7 armed trucks, defected Somaliland's army and arrived in Buhodle district on Wednesday.
Col. Dalba, who spoke with Radio Garowe, said he has been an army commander in Somaliland for the past 7 years.
"Me and my unit decided to leave [Somaliland] after clan massacres were committed against Dhulbahante clan," said Col. Dalba, who belongs to Dhulbahante sub-clan of Harti clan.
Somaliland government officials have denied allegations of clan massacres, but Somaliland's army is dominated by soldiers from Isaaq clan, the only clan in Somalia which supports separatism from Somalia.
Last Monday, heavy fighting erupted between Somaliland troops and Dhulbahante clan fighters in Kalshale village over control of territory. At least 87 people were killed during the day-long battles
Dalbac oo la hadley BBC-da laanteeda af-Somaliga ayaa sheegey inuu ka tirsanaa ciidamada Somaliland muddo todobo sano ah balse go'aansadey inuu ka baxo kadib markii maamulka Silaanyo ka qayb qateen dagaal beleedyo ku wajahan beesha dagta gobolka Ceyn.
Sarkaalkaan oo dadweynahu si weyn ugu soo dhoweyeen magaalada Buhoodle ayaa sheegey inuu aad uga xumaadey kadib markii maamulka Silaanyo Taangiyo iyo qoryaha madafiicda goobta ku weerarey beelaha Dhulbahante kuwaasoo daga degaanka Kalshaale.
Talaabadaan ayaa dhabar jab ku ah maamulka Siilaanyo oo in muddo ah abaabul dagaal in ka wadey gobolka Ceyn. Dhageyso sarkaalkaan oo la hadley Idaacada BBC
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