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Dal-Udug & The Humiliation of the Italians

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Dal-Udug & The Humiliation of the Italians

Postby Guul13 » Fri May 17, 2013 7:54 am

WAR AGAINST ITALIANS


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In 1925, Omar Samatar, one of the military chiefs of Sultan Ali Yusuf of The Sultanate of Obbio, led a rebellion against the Italians that culminated in the recapturing of El-Buur on November 9, 1925. Soon the rebellion expanded to the local population and the region went into revolt as El-Dheere also came under the control of Omar Samatar. The Italian forces tried to recapture El-Buur but they were repulsed.
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On November 15,1925 the Italians retreated to Bud Bud and on the way they were ambushed and suffered heavy casualties. As a consequence of the death of the commander of the operations and the effect of two failed operations intended to overcome the El-Buur mutiny, the spirit of Italian troops began to wane. 8-) Meanwhile, the rebellion was gaining sympathy across the country and as far a field as Western Somaliland.


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The fascist government was surprised by the setback in Obbio (Hobyo). The whole policy of conquest was collapsing under their nose. The El-Buur episode drastically changed the strategy of Italy as it revived memories of the Adwa fiasco when Italy had been defeated by Abyssinia. Governor De Vecchi took the situation seriously, and to prevent any more failure he requested two battalions from Eritrea to reinforce his troops, and assumed lead of the operations. Rome instructed De Vecchi that he was to receive the reinforcement from Eritrea, but that the commander of the two battalions was to temporarily assume the military command of the operations and De Vecchi was to stay in Muqdisho and confine himself to other colonial matters. Fascist Italy was poised to re-conquer the Sultanate by any means necessary.

On the military front, on December, 26, 1925 Italian troops finally overran El-Buur, and the forces of Omar Samatar were compelled to retreat to Western Somaliland. Samatar led some followers across the border into Ethiopia and campaigned against Italians in the Ogaden at frontier posts.


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By neutralizing the Sultanate of Obbio, the fascists could concentrate on Migiurtinia. In early October 1924, E. Coronaro, the new Alula commissioner, presented Boqor Cusmaan Boqor Maxamuud with an ultimatum to disarm and surrender. Meanwhile, Italian troops began to pour into the sultanate in anticipation of this operation. While landing at Hafun and Alula, the sultanate’s troops opened fire on them. Fierce fighting ensued and to avoid escalating the conflict and to press the fascist government to revoke their policy, Boqor Cusmaan tried to open a dialogue. However, he failed, and again fighting broke out between the two parties. Following this disturbance, on 7 October the Governor instructed Coronaro to order the Boqor to surrender; to intimidate the people he ordered the seizure of all merchant boats in the Alula area. At Hafun, the Italians bombarded and destroyed all the boats in the area.


DESTRUCTION OF HAFUN BY ITALIANS

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BOMBARDMENT OF BARGAAL

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Re: Dal-Udug & The Humiliation of the Italians

Postby Guul13 » Fri May 17, 2013 7:55 am

The attempt of the colonizers to suppress the region erupted into an explosive confrontation. The Italians were meeting fierce resistance on many fronts.


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Alula Warriors


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October 30, 1925. Eritrean Ascari’s following the fall of Bargal to Italian forces.

The Eritrean Ascari’s landed on the beach of Bargal on Oct 28, 1925 but were attacked by rebel forces and forced to find safety inside in a mosque. The battle would last for 22 hours.

In December 1925, led by the charismatic leader Hersi Boqor, son of Boqor Cusmaan, the sultanate forces drove the Italians out of Hurdiyo and Hafun, two strategic coastal towns. Another contingent attacked and destroyed an Italian communications center at Cape Guardafui, at the tip of the Horn. In retaliation, and to demoralize the resistance, Italian warships were ordered to target and bombard the sultanate’s coastal towns and villages. In the interior the Italian troops confiscated livestock.

After a violent confrontation Italian forces captured Eyl, which until then had remained in the hands of Hersi Boqor. In response to the unyielding situation, Italy called for reinforcements from their other colonies, notably Eritrea. :shock: FULEEYSANA

With their arrival at the closing of 1926, the Italians began to move into the interior where they had not been able to venture since their first seizure of the coastal towns. Their attempt to capture the Dharoor Valley was resisted, and ended in failure. :oops: :lol:
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De Vecchi had to reassess his plans as he was being humiliated on many fronts. After one year of exerting full force he could not yet manage to gain total control over the sultanate.
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In spite of the fact that the Italian navy sealed the sultanate’s main coastal entrance, they could not succeed in stopping them from receiving arms and ammunition through it. It was only early 1927 when they finally succeeded in shutting the northern coast of the sultanate, thus cutting arms and ammunition supplies for Migiurtinia. By this time, the balance had tilted to the Italians’ side, and in January 1927 they began to attack with massive force, capturing Iskushuban, at the heart of Migiurtinia. Hersi Boqor unsuccessfully attacked and challenged the Italians at Iskushuban. By the end of the 1927, the Italians had nearly taken control of the sultanate. Hersi Boqor and his troops retreated to Ethiopia in order to rebuild their forces, but were unable to retake their territories, effectively ending the Campaign of the Sultanates.

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Migiurtinia was the last region to fall to the Italian colonists.

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Re: Dal-Udug & The Humiliation of the Italians

Postby Guul13 » Fri May 17, 2013 7:58 am

It took the bastards more than 2 years to crush the Sultanates with the aid of their lackeys who were bribed, including those in Eritrea.
I'm naming my son "Omar Samatar" :whew:

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Re: Dal-Udug & The Humiliation of the Italians

Postby quark » Fri May 17, 2013 8:58 am

:ohhh:


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Re: Dal-Udug & The Humiliation of the Italians

Postby Guul13 » Fri May 17, 2013 9:02 am

My 2nd son will be named "Hersi Boqor".
De Vecchi had to reassess his plans as he was being humiliated on many fronts
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Re: Dal-Udug & The Humiliation of the Italians

Postby Kafkaesque » Fri May 17, 2013 9:11 am

Indeed, the Sultanates of the Migiurtin were the only ones left standing till the end, while the mooryaans wanted the colonization of our nation :blessed:

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Re: Dal-Udug & The Humiliation of the Italians

Postby xiimaaya » Fri May 17, 2013 9:12 am

I'm warsangali but seriously somalis should be proud of MJ history... Royalty at its finest... :blessed:

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Re: Dal-Udug & The Humiliation of the Italians

Postby Guul13 » Fri May 17, 2013 9:14 am

Today Dal-Udug's land, air and coast is guarded by the natives. The only thing that's changed is the name, Ilaahay baa GOB naga dhigay :blessed:

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Re: Dal-Udug & The Humiliation of the Italians

Postby original dervish » Fri May 17, 2013 2:12 pm

A great history lesson for snettters. :up:


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