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Aidid, Mohammed Farah

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Born: 1934 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: Somali
Categories: Presidents

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1934 - Born on the 15th of December in  Mudug Region,  Somalia.

1950 - He was educated in Rome and Moscow and served in the Italian colonial police
            force.

1977 - He rose in the military of Mohamed Siad Barre to the rank of general.

       - He also served in the Barre's government in several capacities; in the
         end as intelligence chief.

       - He served the government under President Barre and was suspected of planning
         a coup d'etat against him.

       - He was imprisoned for six years.

1991 - He overthrow Barre and assumed leadership of the United Somali Congress, with
         the help of his clan.

1992 - He hindered international U.N. peacekeeping forces.

1993 - His military officials was captured by the combined force of the United States
            Army Rangers and Delta Force.

1995 - He became president of Somalia for a short period after forcing UN forces to
            abandon the country.

1996 - He died on the 2nd of August as a result of gunshot wounds.




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