Hargeisa (SD) – Former Somali air force fighter Pilot Ahmed Dheere was honored in Hargeisa today for his refusal to bomb civilians during the Somali civil war in 1988.
The Hargeisa Cultural Center hosted the event honoring and celebrating the pilot’s bravery.
Ahmed Mohamed Hassan, “Ahmed Dheere” knowing his life is in jeopardy due to his refusal to bombard Hargeisa, landed his plane at the coast of Djibouti.
Somaliland interior minister Mohamed Kahin presented a medal to pilot Ahmed Mohamed Hassan (Ahmed Dheere), for his compassion and bravery.
“Ex-pilot Ahmed Dheere of the Somali Republic Air Force confirmed, while answering a question from the audience, that what the former Somali Republic armed forces did in Somaliland in the late 80s was a genocide.” said HCC in tweet.
The pilot Ahmed Dheere hails from the Benadir region and was seen walking in the markets of Hargeisa this afternoon, greeted by crowds who lined up to take pictures with him.
The pilot, who hails from the Benadir region and was walking in the markets of Hargeisa this afternoon, greeted the crowd with pictures and pictures.
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