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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

1988 Somalia


During the 1980s in the self-declared republic of Somaliland around 200,000 people were killed under Siad Barre’s regime. The Somalia National Movement (SNM) rebel group led by the Isaaq had attacked some refugee camps and government facilities in northern Somalia. On May 27, 1988 Said Barr gave orders to exterminate the Isaaq tribe. Villages were attacked, cities were destroyed, and many were killed then buried in mass graves.