Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Terrorist Organizations // Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF)

The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) was a separatist, insurgent group founded in 1984. Its members were largely drawn from the Ogaden and Darood Somali ethnic groups, whose traditional lands stretch from eastern Ethiopia to central Somalia. ONLF accused the Ethiopian government -- then controlled by the Derg and Mengistu Haile Mariam -- of illegally confiscating private property, interfering with relief work and wrongfully expropriating international aid destined for the region.  In...


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