Samora Yunis

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Samora Muhammad Yunis
Native name ሳሞራ ሙሃምማድ ዩንስ
Born Tigray Region, Ethiopia
Allegiance Ethiopia
Service/branch Ethiopian National Defence Forces
Rank Chief of Staff, 4 star general
Gen. Samora Yunis, on right side

Samora Muhammad Yunis (Amharic: ሳሞራ ሙሃምማድ ዩንስ), was born in the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia. He is the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces. Yunis is a four-star general of Ethiopia.[1]

Yunis fought for the military wing of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, playing a leading role in the Battle of Shire (18–19 February 1989).[2]

According to Human Rights Watch, credible sources identify General Samora as a member of the leadership group which met in Jijiga following the attack on oilmen at Abole on 24 April 2007, to determine an appropriate response to this raid.[3]


  1. ^ Gebru Tareke, The Ethiopian Revolution: War in the Horn of Africa (New Haven: Yale University, 2009), p. 105 ISBN 978-0-300-14163-4
  2. ^ Gebru Tareke, The Ethiopian Revolution, p. 269
  3. ^ "Collective Punishment: Renewed Insurgency and Conflict in Somali Region", Human Rights Watch report 11 June 2008 (accessed 17 November 2009)