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Vol 64 No 19

Published 21st September 2023


Muse Bihi's political headaches worsen

After failing to conquer Dhulbahante rebels in Las Anod, which led to conflict within the Isaq clan, the President needs to repair the splits

President Muse Bihi Abdi is adding political problems to the military reverses he has suffered in his ill-judged confrontation with the Dhulbahante clan over Las Anod. That’s the consensus among the best informed in Hargeisa. Instead of staying out of the internal arguments of the Dhulbahante, Muse Bihi launched a furious armed assault late last year, following up with indiscriminate shelling, and the repercussions are multiplying.

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