Top Somaliland military commander defects to SSC forces


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – A senior commander with Somaliland troops defected to local forces in control of the town of Lasanod in northern Somalia’s Sool region, officials said on Thursday.

The commander defected along with a number of soldiers and military vehicles as break-away region’s troops battle local forces seeking a reunification with Somalia.

The move followed defections by a number of regional officials over the past weeks.

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