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  • n. a region of north-eastern Somalia.

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Examples

  • As the name Puntland denotes, the area has a rich and magnificent ancient history.

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  • SECURITY ANALYST: Up until now, all the negotiations have been through the insurance companies, dealing directly with the Somali pirates in the safe-haven area, Puntland, which is north of Somalia and Mogadishu.

    CNN Transcript Apr 12, 2009

  • ROBINSON: Well, up until now, all the negotiations have been done through insurance companies dealing directly with the Somali pirates in the safe haven area, Puntland, which is north of Somalia and Mogadishu.

    CNN Transcript Apr 10, 2009

  • A lot of these pirates are coming from an area in northern Somalia called Puntland, which kind of considers itself an independent territory.

    CNN Transcript Nov 26, 2008

  • There are allegations that the northern part of Somalia, which is known as Puntland, the government officials are involved in taking a cut from the ransom.

    CNN Transcript Nov 26, 2008

  • Also there's been a very robust CIA presence in Puntland, which is the actual country north of Somalia.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2007

  • Part of Galkayo lies in the semiautonomous region of Puntland, which is relatively stable compared with the rest of Somalia and controlled by forces friendly to the American-backed Somali government; another part is controlled by a small, clan-based administration called Galmudug.

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  • Part of Galkayo lies in the semiautonomous region of Puntland, which is relatively stable compared to the rest of Somalia and controlled by forces friendly to the American-backed Somali government; another part is controlled by small clan-based administration called Galmudug.

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  • Abdiaziz Mohamud Yusuf, the spokesman for a community group called the Puntland Peacemakers, told The Associated Press that the family has been taken on land.

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  • The so-called Puntland border has no basis, except clan.

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