HARGEISA– The president of Puntland Mr.Abdiweli Gaas has called on the international community to intervene and ask Somaliland to return some military armor and prisoners of war captured from the Puntland administration during last week Tukaraq war. A letter written to foreign diplomats based in Nairobi suggested that the Tukaraq war will only stop if Somaliland accomplishes two demands the first being that Somaliland should return the spoils of war from the Tukaraq war between Somaliland army and Puntland militia. Somaliland repossessed many military hardware from the ragtag militia of Somalia they consist of armored mounted vehicles,rocket propelled grenades, a tank and many small arms. Also many prisoners were captured from the Somalia funded Puntland militia.
Another point in the letter was that Somaliland army should leave Tukaraq. According to information the Horn Newspaper obtained from Garowe confirmed that president Abdiweli Gaas is fight tooth and nail to save his skin following mounting public pressure following the heavy losses he incurred at the hands of Somaliland army.
Our sources confirmed many military officers from the elite Puntland army died in the war amongst them was the well known presidential palace commandant Mr.Hussein Tooray.
All in all the people of Puntland have called on Mr.Abdiweli Gaas to stop the senseless war he is initiating against the Republic of Somaliland. However the Puntland president has other thing in mind he wants to benefit from the political opportunity created by the Tukaraq war to continue clinging to power.