Mohamed Farrah Hassan Aidid (Somali: Maxamed Faarax Xasan Caydiid; Arabic: محمد فرح حسن عيديد ; 15 December 1934 – 1 August 1996) was a Somali politician. A former general and diplomat, he was the chairman of the United Somali Congress (USC) and later led the Somali National Alliance (SNA).
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Aidid was born in 1934 in Beledweyne, to a Habar Gidir Hawiye family. He was educated in Rome and Moscow and served in the Italian colonial police force in the 1950s. He later joined the Somali National Army.For advanced military training, Aidid studied at the Frunze Military Academy (Военная академия им. М. В. Фрунзе) in the former Soviet Union, an elite institution reserved for the most qualified officers of the Warsaw Pact armies and their allies.In 1969, a few days after the assassination...
After fallout from the unsuccessful Ogaden campaign of the late 1970s, the Barre administration began arresting government and military officials under suspicion of participation in the abortive 1978 coup d'état. Most of the people who had allegedly helped plot the putsch were summarily executed. However, several officials managed to escape abroad and started to form the first of various dissident groups dedicated to ousting Barre's regime by force.By the late 1980s, Barre's regime had become...
Aidid subsequently declared himself President of Somalia in June 1995. However, his declaration received no recognition, as his rival Ali Mahdi Muhammad had already been elected interim President at a conference in Djibouti and recognized as such by the international community.Consequently, Aidid's faction continued its quest for hegemony in the south. In September 1995, militia forces loyal to him attacked the city of Baidoa, killing 10 local residents and capturing at least 20 foreign aid w...
On July 24, 1996, Aidid and his men clashed with the forces of former allies Ali Mahdi Muhammad and Osman Ali Atto. Aidid suffered a gunshot wound in the ensuing battle. He later died from a heart attack on August 1, either during or after surgery to treat his injuries.
During the events leading up to the civil war, Aidid's wife Khadiga Gurhan sought asylum in Canada in 1989, moving the couple's four children with her. Local media shortly afterwards alleged that she had returned to Somalia for a five-month stay while still receiving welfare payments. Gurhan admitted in an interview to collecting welfare and having briefly traveled to Somalia in late 1991. However, it was later brought to light that she had been granted landed immigrant status in June 1991, t...
General Mohamed Farrah Hassan Aidid (Somali: Maxamed Faarax Xasan Caydiid, Arabic: محمد فرح حسن عيديد ) (December 15, 1934 – August 2, 1996) was a Somali military commander and faction leader. A former general and diplomat, he was the chairman of the United Somali Congress (USC) and later led the Somali National Alliance ...
Jul 17, 2020 · The elder Mohamed Farrah Aidid continued his struggle for power, even declaring himself President of Somalia in 1995, a declaration no country recognized. He was shot in a battle against former allied warlords in July 1996 and died of a heart attack during surgery. Hussein was declared his father’s successor at age 33.
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Aug 12, 1996 · One of the many oddities in this battered capital is that a son of Gen. Mohammed Farah Aidid, the Somali faction leader who humiliated the United States in 1993, is a naturalized American citizen,...
O general Mohamed Farrah Hassan Aidid (somali: Maxamed Faarax Xasan Caydiid; em árabe: محمد فرح حسن عيديد) (15 de dezembro de 1934 - 1 de agosto de 1996) foi um líder controverso e sanguinário da Somália, muitas vezes descrito como um senhor da guerra. 
17th June is one such day; it is this twenty years since the United Nations ordered the arrest of General Mohamed Farrah Aidid, an event which determined the fate of many innocent and guilty individuals.
Oct 31, 2018 · A small contingent of America’s various elite special forces was sent to collect two henchmen of the violent Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid — and the warlord himself if they could manage.