The British government warns their citizens not to join the conflict in Somaliland

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The British government warns their citizens not to join the conflict in Somaliland, as that may amount to offences under UK legislation and they could be prosecuted upon return to the UK.

Question Tim Loughton, Conservative MP for East Worthing and Shoreham raised in Parliament asked the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to monitor the number of UK citizens traveling to Somaliland for fighting.
Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa) said any British national who travels to Somaliland to fight, or to assist others engaged in the conflict, could be prosecuted upon return to the UK.
Minister Mitchel added his response, “The FCDO advises against all travel to the Somaliland regions of Toghdeer, Sanaag, and Sool. We advise British Nationals in Somaliland to leave any area of unrest quickly. Our ability to provide consular support in Somalia, including Somaliland, is very limited. Should any British Nationals travel to Somaliland to fight, or to assist others engaged in the conflict, their activities may amount to offences under UK legislation and they could be prosecuted upon return to the UK.