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Somali Officials Vow to Retake Puntland Town

Somali regional authorities in Puntland are vowing to retake a town captured by pro-Islamic State militants this week. The president of the region, Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, said his administration would push back against the militants, who faced little opposition when they took over Qandala. “Puntland always defended itself, and is going to defend itself,” he said. “Daesh cannot hold on to Qandala; they will not maintain control. That is a pledge I make to you,” he said, using an...

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