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UAE: Somaliland base to open next year

The UAE’s controversial military base in Berbera in the self-declared republic of Somaliland will be up and running by June 2019, Bloomberg reported, citing former Somaliland ambassador to the UAE Bashe Awil Omar. The base – which has attracted criticism by opposition politicians in Somaliland – will include a coastal surveillance system able to monitor the territory’s 800km coastline, as well as a naval base and two parallel runways.

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