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. (October 2016)
The 2010 Ayn clashes saw Ethiopian and Somaliland forces engage Dulbahante clan militia in Puntland's Ayn region in a bid to reconquer the region ahead of the Somaliland presidential election, 2010. The battle was prompted by Ethiopian troops seizing a truck belonging to the Dulbahante, sparking a Dulbahante response and Ethiopian retaliatory attack on Buuhoodle and a Somaliland attack upon Widhwidh. More clashes were reported to have occurred near Widhwidh on 19 July 2010.