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Muhammad Siad Basre

Birth:1919

Death:1995

A Somali political leader. Said Basre was Commander in chief of the armed forces from 1966 and after a coup in 1969, and served as the head of the state and president of the supreme revolutionary council (1969-76). After the start of war with Ethiopia (1977) a Soviet backed nation, he expelled soviet advisers and switched to an alliance with the United States of America.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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