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Faction Leader Aidid Reported Dead

August 02, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

Somali faction leader Gen. Mohammed Farah Aidid has died, his radio station reported. The radio, broadcasting from the southern half of the capital that Aidid controls, said Aidid died of a heart attack. It said he would be buried in the capital, Mogadishu, today. Aidid, the main faction leader in Somalia, was the target of a manhunt by U.S. troops during a U.N. peacekeeping mission to Somalia in 1993. The troops never caught him, and 18 U.S. servicemen were killed during an attack on his stronghold.

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