NAGs Somali National Movement (SNM)

Somali National Movement (SNM)

Year Formed: 1983
Year Terminated: 1991

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Toppling an Existing Leadership

External Supporters:


United Kingdom


Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 312

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1350


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