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Samora Yunis

Samora Yunis

Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces
Samora Yunis
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Intro Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces
Is Chief of staff
From Ethiopia
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 1949, Tigray Region, Ethiopia
Age 72 years
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Biography

Samora Muhammad Yunis (Amharic: ሳሞራ መሐመድ ዩንስ) is an Ethiopian military officer. Born in the Tigray Region in the north of the country, Yunis rose to be a four-star general in the Ethiopian National Defence Forces and eventually Chief of the General Staff in 2001. He would serve until 2018.

Biography

Yunis fought for the military wing of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, playing a leading role in the Battle of Shire (18–19 February 1989). He was made Chief of General Staff in 2001, when he replaced Tsadkan Gebretensae.

According to Human Rights Watch, credible sources identify General Samora as a member of the leadership group which met in Jijiga following the attack on oilmen at Abole on 24 April 2007, to determine an appropriate response to this raid. On 7 June 2018, it was announced that Yunis would be replaced by Seare Mekonen as the new Chief of General Staff.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.ethiopiaobserver.com/2018/06/07/ethiopia-names-new-army-chief-of-staff/
https://www.hrw.org/en/node/62175/section/10
https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/africa/Ethiopian-military-chief-replaced/4552902-4600746-6vn1vwz/index.html
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