Mohamed Osman Irro

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Mohamed Osman Irro
محمد عثمان إرو
Died 1978
Allegiance  Somalia
Service/branch Somali National Army
Rank Colonel

Mohamud Osman Irro (Somali: Maxamed Ismaan Cirro, Arabic: محمد عثمان إرو‎) (died 1978), also known as Mohamed Sheikh Osman Irro (Maxamad Shiikh Cismaan Cirro)[1][2] or Mohamoud Sheikh Osman Irro (Maxamuud Sheekh Cismaan Cirro),[3] was a prominent Somali military figure.


A Colonel in the Somali National Army (SNA), Mohamud Sheikh Osman Irro was among the military officials that were executed by the government on suspicion of involvement in the abortive 1978 coup d'état. He was held to have been the group leader. along with alleged mastermind Abdullahi Yussuf, and alleged co-conspirator Abdullahi Ahmed Irro.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Mohamed Osman Omar, The road to zero: Somalia's self-destruction, (HAAN Associates: 1992), p.125.
  2. ^ Dagaalkii Ogaadeenya - Casgarkii XXX-aad Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ [1]