Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur

Abdurahman Ahmed Ali Tur
For the executed Somali politician, see Abdirahman Ahmedwikipedia
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List of presidents of Somaliland

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He was the first President of Somaliland,

Somaliland

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He was the first President of Somaliland,
Under the leadership of Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur, the local administration declared the northwestern Somali territories independent at a conference held in Burao between 27 April 1991 and 15 May 1991.

Isaaq

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He hailed from the Habar Yoonis-Garhajis sub clan of the Isaaq

Burao

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Tuur was born in 1931 in Burao, then a part of the British Somaliland protectorate.

Garhajis

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He hailed from the Habar Yoonis-Garhajis sub clan of the Isaaq
Under the leadership of Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur (Musa Arreh) the SNM carried out a successful invasion of Northern Somalia overthrowing the Communist regime and establishing the democratic state of Somaliland.

Somali National Movement

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He later became the Chairman of the Somali National Movement (SNM), a guerilla force mainly drawn from his Isaaq clan, which was attempting to topple former President of Somalia Siad Barre's military regime.

Abdirahman Ahmed

For the executed Somali politician, see Abdirahman Ahmed

Somalis

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"Tur", "Tour", meaning "Hunchback" ) (1931-2003) was a Somali politician.

British Somaliland

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Tuur was born in 1931 in Burao, then a part of the British Somaliland protectorate.

Siad Barre

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He later became the Chairman of the Somali National Movement (SNM), a guerilla force mainly drawn from his Isaaq clan, which was attempting to topple former President of Somalia Siad Barre's military regime.

Constitution

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Although the SNM at its inception had a unionist constitution, it eventually began to pursue a separatist agenda, looking to secede from the rest of Somalia.

Federalism

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Tuur concurrently began instead to publicly seek and advocate reconciliation with the rest of Somalia under a power-sharing federal system of governance.

United Nations Operation in Somalia II

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Tuur additionally lent some support to the UNOSOM peace-building mission in the southern regions.

London

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Tuur died on 8 November 2003 in London, UK.

Somalia

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List of state leaders in 1991

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Battle of Mogadishu (1993)

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The SNM renamed this unrecognized territory Somaliland, and selected its leader Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur as president.

Somali Civil War

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They concurrently selected the SNM's leader Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur as president.