Somali National Alliance politicians

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  1. Mohamed Farrah Aidid

    Mohamed Farrah Aidid


    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 (SNA). Along with other armed opposition groups, they drove out President Mohamed Siad Barre's regime from Somalia's capital Mogadishu during the Somali Civil War that broke out in the early 1990s.

  2. Hussein Mohamed Farrah

    Hussein Mohamed Farrah


    Hussein Mohamed Farrah Aidid (Somali: Xuseen Maxamed Faarax Caydiid, Arabic: حسين محمد فارح عيديد‎), (born August 16, 1962) is the son of General Mohamed Farrah Aidid. His father was leader of the Somali National Alliance (SNA), the organization that fought US forces in Mogadishu, and had declared himself to be President of Somalia on June 15, 1995, through his death on August 1, 1996, after being shot in a battle. Farrah succeeded his father as leader of the SNA, and two days after his father's death, the SNA declared Farrah as the new President, although he too was not internationally recognized as such. Farrah relinquished his claim as president in December 1997, by signing the Cairo Declaration, a significant step toward peace in Somalia.

  3. Osman Ali Atto

    Osman Ali Atto


    Osman Hassan Ali Atto (c. 1940–August 5, 2013), also spelled Ato, was a Somali faction leader and politician affiliated with the Somali National Alliance.

  4. Abdi Hasan Awale Qeybdiid

    Abdi Hasan Awale Qeybdiid


    Abdi Hasan Awale or Abdi Qeybdiid (Somali: Cabdi Xasan Cawaale (Qeybdiid), Arabic: عبدي حسن عوالي قيبديد‎) was born in 1948 in Galkacyo, Somalia. He was elected on August 14th, 2012 as the new president of Galmudug state, a semi-autonomous region in Somalia. In December 2006, he led an engagement on behalf of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), backed by a sizable contingent of Ethiopian troops, known as the Battle of Bandiradley. He is also the "Mad Abdi" of the July 12, 1993 Abdi House Raid, which presaged the First Battle of Mogadishu.

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