Front de Libération de la Côte des Somalis
Front de Libération de la Côte des Somalis (English: Front for the Liberation of the Somali Coast) was a nationalist organization, and later a guerrilla group, in the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas in present-day Djibouti.
The FLCS was established in 1960 by Mahamoud Harbi. Its founding president was Adan Abdulle. FLCS began armed activities inside Djibouti in 1968. The organization mainly drew its support from the Issa clan.
The FLCS' military struggle was actively supported by the government of Somalia. The group also received assistance from the OAU as a national liberation movement. In the 1971-1972 period, the FLCS received 1500 pounds sterling from the OAU, 0.14% of the total amount donated by the body to different African liberation movements at the time.
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