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Maakhir State (Somalia)

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image by Garry M Borgacci, 05 May 2008

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Maakhir State

Maakhir was established in June 2007 after a dispute with Puntland authorities over a range of issues, including mining and oil resources. The biggest cities in the Maakhir state are Las Qoray, Badhan, Hadaaftimo Hingalol and Erigavo. Maakhir state was established by the Warsengeli sub clan of Darood and is not recognized by the government of Puntland. Jibril Ali Salad is the president of Maakhir state and maintains a parliament and a cabinet of ministers.
Cai Zhenyuan, 16 July 2013

Maakhir State of Somalia (Maamul Goboleedka Maakhir in Somali) is a self-proclaimed autonomous state within Somalia in an area disputed by Somaliland and Puntland.  It was declared in 01 July 2007 but  remains unrecognized by the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.

image by G.M. Borgacci, 05 May 2008

Maakhir also has a crest, the central shield of which forms the basis of the flag.  (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maakhir).
Garry M Borgacci, 05 May 2008

image by António MARTINS-Tuválkin and Željko Heimer, 02 Nov 2008

A flag based on the Somali national flag has also been shown as that of Maakhir State.  I'm attaching an image, using an educated guess that the star is regular and placed in the centered.
António MARTINS-Tuválkin, 02 Nov 2008