1982 Ethiopian–Somali Border War

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1982 Ethiopian–Somali Border War
Part of the conflicts in the Horn of Africa and the Cold War
Date June–August 1982
Location Central Somalia
Result Somali victory

Somali rebels
Supported by:

 South Yemen[1]
 North Korea[1]

Somalia Somalia
Supported by:

 United States[1][2]
Commanders and leaders
Mengistu Haile Mariam
Khalid Sharif Muhammad KIA
Somalia Siad Barre
10,000[3] 7,500

The 1982 Ethiopian–Somali Border War occurred between June and August 1982 when the Ethiopian military, supported by hundreds of SSDF rebels invaded central Somalia and captured several towns. The fighting was a catalyst for U.S. military assistance in Somalia, which brought a halt to the clashes.[1][2]