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EXCLUSIVE : Defiant Galmudug President Haaf Accuses Farmaajo Govt Of Declaring War on Region After His Flight Is Blocked
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EXCLUSIVE : Defiant Galmudug President Haaf Accuses Farmaajo Govt Of Declaring War on Region After His Flight Is Blocked

A plane carrying Galmudug President Ahmed Haaf was on Sunday blocked from departing Hargeisa Airport to Adado following instructions from Somali government. Radio Dalsan is privy to communication between the Somali Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority and owners of the chartered plane Bush Air Operations. The email dated 24 September and signed by Deputy Director General of the authority a Mr Ahmed Moallin Hassan partly said "This is an official instruction from SCAMA your flight 5Y-GG for today from Hargeisa(sic) to either Adado or Galkaacyo for technical reasons". Haaf landed in Hargeisa from the UAE where he was on an official invitation after the region cit ties with Qatar on Wednesday. An outraged Haaf later arrived back in Adado. He said the blockade on his flight was tantamount to "declaring war" on him and Galmudug regional state. The Gulf Crisis and its political ripples has reached Somalia threatening to split the central government in Mogadishu and the regional states. Three regions Puntland, Hirshabelle and Galmudug have declared their support for Saudi Arabia and UAE despite the government stance that it remained neutral. The government has said it is the only authority that can  speak on Foreign Affairs. Meanwhile in Galmudug the Vice President and the President remain deeply divided over the Wednesday announced stance by the latter regarding cutting ties with Qatar. Vice President Mohamed Hashi was on Saturday blocked by Galmudug security from leaving Adado following the fall out. [video width="398" height="224" mp4="http://radiodalsan.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Madaxweyne-xaaf.mp4"][/video]