December 6, 1988 |
Thirty hours after capitulating, the leader of an army uprising finally delivered control of his troops to a loyalist general Monday night, calming fears that the insurrection had not yet been quelled. A rebel officer at the army base told reporters that Col. Mohamed Ali Seineldin "put himself at the disposition of the competent military judge" and will be transferred this morning to a place designated for his formal arrest. Gen.
December 5, 1988 |
Surrounded by tanks poised to attack, hundreds of mutinous Argentine soldiers gave up their three-day insurrection Sunday without winning a single concession, the government said. Officials vehemently denied an array of reports that the right-wing leader of the uprising, Col. Mohamed Ali Seineldin, had surrendered in return for the resignation of the army's top commander, Gen. Jose Dante Caridi.
May 13, 1989 |
Developments in Panama, racked by political turmoil since last Sunday's election, struck a sympathetic chord Friday in Argentina. There is to be a presidential election in this country Sunday, and a public opinion poll showed that the No. 1 concern of young Argentines is fear of a military coup. Much of this concern is focused on an Argentine army officer, Col. Mohamed Ali Seineldin, who slipped back into Argentina in December, 1988, after serving as a military adviser in Panama.
November 2, 1990 |
Military politics, a perennial preoccupation in Argentina, is producing a new rash of problems for the civilian government of President Carlos Saul Menem. The latest focus of trouble is Mohammed Ali Seineldin, a suspended army colonel who led an abortive barracks revolt in December, 1988. He served nine months in detention for that affair but has since returned to the arena of military politics. On Oct. 20, Seineldin delivered an ominous letter to Menem's official residence.
January 26, 1989
Argentine guerrillas who seized a military base and fought off troops for nearly 30 hours had hoped to ignite a popular uprising and forestall a military coup, the government said. Officials released a rebel statement calling on Argentines to unite against a military coup supposedly being planned by followers of Col. Mohamed Ali Seineldin and former Lt. Col. Aldo Rico, both imprisoned for leading military rebellions against the government of President Raul Alfonsin.
December 4, 1990 |
A rebellious faction of Argentine officers staged a bloody but unsuccessful anti-government uprising Monday, two days before a scheduled visit here by President Bush. Rebels seized the army headquarters in downtown Buenos Aires, a block from the presidential palace, and three other military installations, battling troops loyal to the government throughout the day. The hostilities included heavy rifle fire, cannon shots and even aerial bombing of rebel tanks.