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Dispute over deployment of AMISOM troops to Puntland State

Storyline:National News

Puntland state’s Parliamentary Standing committee has today rejected the deployment of African Peace Mission soldiers to the Puntland soil.

The parliament’s decision comes after Puntland president Abdiwali Gas accepted a request from UN to deploy limited AMISOM troops to the region that will be responsible for the security of UN agencies in puntland.

We do not need AMISOM forces

in an interview with REUTERS Puntland State president Abdiwali Mohamed Ali Gaas asked more help from the Federal government and AMISOM forces but said they do not need AMISOM forces.

“We do not need AMISOM forces because Puntland forces have the ability to fight Al-Shabab, but we need to be assisted with military equipment, telecommunication, military vehicles, weapons and ammunitions” he said.

However Goobjoog learns that Puntland president faces pressure from the UN and Some western countries to accept the deployment of some limited AMISOM troops to the region.

Puntland state had previously resisted to accept any deployment of African Peace Keeping Mission forces to its land saying the state is capable to deal all the security threats from Al-Shabab.