Yes he was he was the one showing the Ethiopians the road to into SomaliaWasn't Abdullahi Yusuf a part of the invasion by Ethiopia? Despicable traitor.
The Ethiopians captured Goldogob and Balambale in 1982 attack and Siad Barre could not expel ethiopians from these towns.The Somali army managed to kick the Ethiopians out vice president Kulmiyie in military uniform taking part in the battles
Perhaps Mengistu and Yusuf could not topple Siad Barre in 1982 but they captured part of Somalia in 1982 and Siad Barre could not recover the lost territories.Until late 1983, there were numerous clashes between Ethiopian and Somali units, especially near Balumbale and in the northwest around Hargeysa. However, the Somali forces were unable to dislodge the Ethiopians from Balumbale and Galdogob.
Yes,you are right,Cubans lost 400 men in Ogaden War but Cuba won Ogaden War.about 400 Cubans were gunned downed by the somali army during that Ethio-Som war. so, allow this Cuban to make some comments, maybe it is good for his mental well being
This article does not agree with your standpoint.luis, how cubian won when we were not war with them and were hiding behind Ethiopian and southern yemenian?
From October 1977 until January 1978, the SNA-WSLF forces attempted to capture Harar, where 40,000 Ethiopians had regrouped and re-armed with Soviet-supplied artillery and armor; backed by 1500 Soviet "advisors" and 11,000 Cuban soldiers, they engaged the attackers in vicious fighting. Though the Somali forces reached the city outskirts by November, they were too exhausted to take the city and eventually had to withdraw to await the Ethiopian counterattack.
The expected Ethiopian-Cuban attack occurred in early February; however, it was accompanied by a second attack that the Somalis did not expect. A column of Ethiopian and Cuban troops crossed northeast into the highlands between Jijiga and the border with Somalia, bypassing the SNA-WSLF force defending the Marda Pass. Mil Mi-6 helicopters airlifted Cuban BMD-1 and ASU-57 armored vehicles behind enemy lines. The attackers were thus able to assault from two directions in a "pincer" action, allowing the re-capture of Jijiga in only two days while killing 3,000 defenders. The Somali defense collapsed and every major Ethiopian town was recaptured in the following weeks. Recognizing that his position was untenable, Siad Barre ordered the SNA to retreat back into Somalia on 9 March 1978, although Rene LaFort claims that the Somalis, having foreseen the inevitable, had already withdrawn their heavy weapons.The last significant Somali unit left Ethiopia on 15 March 1978, marking the end of the war.
he is wardiye,bodyguard.mention ogaden,Cuba,Ethiopia,and Luis will be there in 0.5 seconds.Luis are you on the forum everyday
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