2010 Ayn clashes

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2010 Ayn clashes
Part of Puntland–Somaliland dispute
Date May–July 2010
Location Ayn region, Somalia
Result Somaliland and Ethiopian victory
Belligerents
Somaliland Somaliland
Ethiopia Ethiopia
Northern Somali Unionist Movement
Casualties and losses
Ethiopia: 3 killed 10 killed

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.[1] More clashes were reported to have occurred near Widhwidh on 19[1] July 2010.

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  1. ^ a b "SOMALIA: Somaliland clashes displace thousands". IRIN. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2014.