Thursday, July 10, 2008

Somaliland troops capture Las-Qorey

(Waridaad)-Hundreds of Somaliland troops armed with heavy weaponry have captured Las-Qorey in northern Somalia.
Somaliland soldiers have also captured a number of officers from Puntland, a Press TV correspondent reported Wednesday. Somaliland is a breakaway region of Somalia and northern Somalia is composed of Somaliland and Puntland. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Somaliland officer said that they attacked Las-Korey to capture “bandits who have taken shelter here and are doing brisk black-market business”. "We have to stop them doing this type of business, even if it is by force," he added. A senior Puntland official confirmed the fall of the town but he pledged that the Puntland military would recapture the town.

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