Rahanweyn Resistance Army

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The Rahaweyn Resistance Army (RRA), also known as the Reewin Resistance Army, is an autonomist militant group operating in the Southern Somalia, It was the first Reewin armed faction to emerge during the Somali civil war.wikipedia
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Hasan Muhammad Nur Shatigadud

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The stated goal of the RRA is the creation and recognition of an independent state of Southern Somalia, it was led by Hasan Muhammad Nur Shatigadud.
He served as the chairman of the Rahanweyn Resistance Army (RRA), and subsequently as the first President of the short-lived Southwestern Somalia autonomous regional state.

Baidoa

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The RRA was found in a shir assembly at Jhaffey, west of "Baidoa", on 13 October 1995.
They remained in control of Baidoa until around January 1996, while the local Rahanweyn Resistance Army militia continued to engage the USC in the town's environs.

Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade

Internal disputes in the RRA erupted in 2002 between Shatigadud, who wished to support the new Somalia Reconciliation and Restoration Council (SRRC) and his two deputies, Sheikh Aden Madobe and Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade, who wished to continue to support the Transitional National Government (TNG).
Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade (Maxamed Ibraahim Xaabsade November 10, 1952 – January 24, 2015) was a Somali politician and rebel soldier of the Rahanweyn Resistance Army.

Aden Madobe

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Internal disputes in the RRA erupted in 2002 between Shatigadud, who wished to support the new Somalia Reconciliation and Restoration Council (SRRC) and his two deputies, Sheikh Aden Madobe and Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade, who wished to continue to support the Transitional National Government (TNG).
He previously served as the First Deputy Chairman of the Rahanweyn Resistance Army, before later joining the newly formed Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia as Justice Minister and Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament.

Somalia Reconciliation and Restoration Council

Somali Reconciliation and Restoration CouncilSRRCSomali Reconstruction and Restoration Council
Internal disputes in the RRA erupted in 2002 between Shatigadud, who wished to support the new Somalia Reconciliation and Restoration Council (SRRC) and his two deputies, Sheikh Aden Madobe and Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade, who wished to continue to support the Transitional National Government (TNG).

Somali Civil War

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The Rahaweyn Resistance Army (RRA), also known as the Reewin Resistance Army, is an autonomist militant group operating in the Southern Somalia, It was the first Reewin armed faction to emerge during the Somali civil war.
Aidid's forces remained in control of Baidoa from September 1995 to at least January 1996, while the local Rahanweyn Resistance Army militia continued to engage his forces in the town's environs.

Botan Ise Alin

Issa Botan Alin
In June 2006 Botan Ise Alin's militia that was allied to Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism has surrendered to RRA after the Second Battle of Mogadishu by Islamic Court Union forces.
On June 3, his militia surrendered to the Rahanweyn Resistance Army, four days after they were defeated in clashes in northeast Mogadishu.

Somalia

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The Rahaweyn Resistance Army (RRA), also known as the Reewin Resistance Army, is an autonomist militant group operating in the Southern Somalia, It was the first Reewin armed faction to emerge during the Somali civil war.

South West State of Somalia

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The stated goal of the RRA is the creation and recognition of an independent state of Southern Somalia, it was led by Hasan Muhammad Nur Shatigadud.

Hudur

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Aideed completed the occupation of Reewin land by capturing Huddur in the Bakool Region.

Bakool

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Aideed completed the occupation of Reewin land by capturing Huddur in the Bakool Region.

Hussein Farrah Aidid

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The formation of the RRA was triggered by the invasion of Baidoa by Hussein Mohamed Farrah's militia on 17 September 1995, which overthrew the local government, The Digil-Mirifle Supreme Governing Council, which was established in March 1995.

Lower Shabelle

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On 6 June 1999, the RRA liberated Baidoa and continued to fight against Aideed forces in the Lower Shabelle region.

Arta, Djibouti

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However, the Arta Reconciliation Conference of May–August, 2000, which established a transitional national government, suspended further RRA military action.

Sheikh

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Internal disputes in the RRA erupted in 2002 between Shatigadud, who wished to support the new Somalia Reconciliation and Restoration Council (SRRC) and his two deputies, Sheikh Aden Madobe and Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade, who wished to continue to support the Transitional National Government (TNG).

Transitional national government, Republic of Somalia

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Internal disputes in the RRA erupted in 2002 between Shatigadud, who wished to support the new Somalia Reconciliation and Restoration Council (SRRC) and his two deputies, Sheikh Aden Madobe and Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade, who wished to continue to support the Transitional National Government (TNG).

Transitional federal government, Republic of Somalia

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The warring leaders of the RRA were eventually reconciled and, though conflicts periodically erupted thereafter, all joined the Transitional Federal Government at its formation.

Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism

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In June 2006 Botan Ise Alin's militia that was allied to Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism has surrendered to RRA after the Second Battle of Mogadishu by Islamic Court Union forces.

Battle of Mogadishu (2006)

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In June 2006 Botan Ise Alin's militia that was allied to Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism has surrendered to RRA after the Second Battle of Mogadishu by Islamic Court Union forces.

Ethiopia

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Islamic Courts Union

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In June 2006 Botan Ise Alin's militia that was allied to Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism has surrendered to RRA after the Second Battle of Mogadishu by Islamic Court Union forces.