Aidid, Mohammed Farah
Born: Dec 15, 1934 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 61 years of age.
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
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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