New Clashes erupted between the forces of Somaliland and the SSC-Khaatumo near the eastern fringes of Laascaanood.

The conflict’s intensity appears to surpass previous encounters, stemming from numerous confrontations between the two sides.

The casualties numbers remains unclear as both parties have not released official statements regarding the ongoing clashes.

Tensions heightened days after the senior prominent poet was killed in Las anod city 

Somaliland forces have retaken former positions insde the besieged city and at the same time SSC-Khaatumo officials claim they’ve seized new ground in the so  Maraaga area, recognized as a Somaliland military stronghold. This statement has not been independently verified.