Royal Family Puntland

The ismail Ali Saleban  clan was among powerful clans in Puntland Somalia region. King Abdirshed King Omar Sanwyene  was one of the prominent Ali Saleman clan chiefs who ruled the ancient towns of All Puntland subsequently emerged as a powerful traditional elder who fully controlled areas under his rule.

The ismail ali Sultanate (Sanweyne ) was founded in the mid-19 th century. It rose to prominence the following century, under the reign of the resourceful Boqor (King) sanweyne 7] Centered in Qandala , it controlled much of northern and central Somalia in the 19th and early 21th centuries.