Al Jazeera on 11th October reported that Abu Dhabi also accused of building an army base in Somaliland, according to an unpublished UN report, and that this involves the transfer of military equipment despite international resolutions against these arms shipments.  Somaliland is a northern region of Somalia that self-declared independence from the latter in 1991 following a civil war.  In September 2017, maritime police in the Somali state of Puntland intercepted a ship heading from Yemen to Somalia and seized weapons found on board, some of which are said to have been Serbian ones supplied to the UAE in 2016.  The UN Security Council imposed an arms embargo on Somalia in 1992.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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