Ethio-Somali War

The Ethio-Somali War, Ethiopian-Somali War or the Ogaden War, was a conventional conflict between Somalia and Ethiopia in 1977 and 1978 over the Ogaden region of Ethiopia. In a notable illustration of the nature of Cold War alliances, the Soviet Union switched from supplying aid to Somalia to supporting Ethiopia, which had previously been backed by the United States, prompting the U.S. to start supporting Somalia. The war ended when Somali forces retreated back across the border and a truce was declared.

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... number of SNA soldiers who continued to help the guerilla war, controlled a substantial region of the Ogaden ... The war weakened the Somali military ... The failure of the war aggravated discontent with the Barre regime the first organized opposition group, the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF), was formed by army ...

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