Somali MP calls for an end to Beledweyne tribal violence

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A Member of Somali Parliament Dahir Amin Jesow has on Thursday appealed for an immediate ceasefire in the deadly tribal battle in Beledweyne town, the capital of Hiiraan.

The lawmaker speaking to Radio Shabelle has urged the warring clan militiamen at Howlwadah locality, to halt the bloodshed and hostility without a pre-conditions.

“It is with great sadness and unfortunate to shed the blood civilians in this unnecessary clan fighting renewed in Beledweyne city,” said Jesow.

The MP has called for an end to the civil war and both sides to sit down at the negotiating table for lasting solution to their differences that led to the conflict.

The federal government of Somalia which now controls the city has not been able to achieve a lasting peace for the persistent clan fighting in Beledweyne.