Kelefa Diallo

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General Souleymane Kelefa Diallo (December 2, 1959 - February 11, 2013) was chief of staff of the Guinean Army. Born to Elhadj Kelefa Diallo and Fatoumata Diakité. He was a graduate of the University of Conakry and an army school in Thies, Senegal. He and several military officials were killed on February 11, 2013, when their CASA 235 crashed near the town of Charlesville, near Harbel, Liberia, about 8 kilometers away from Roberts International Airport.[1] At his funeral, which took place at the Palais du Peuple he was decorated by the President Alpha Condé. Diallo was one of the leaders which had seized power in Guinea in 2008.[2]


  1. ^ "Guinea army chief dies in Liberia air crash". 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Guinean Army Chief, Several Killed...Pres. Sirleaf Declares Day Of Mourning; Defense Cancels Recepti". 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2013-02-14.