Abdullahi Abdulle Dhore (Prisoner of War)

Abdullahi Abdulle  Dhore (Somali: Cabdullaahi Cabdulle Dhoore) is a Somali veteran (1977-78 war) who was captured by the Ethiopians in 1978 after his platoon was pinned down. Shot nine-times and almost bleeding out, he was transferred to the notorious Harar prison – a prison infamously known as the “prison of no return”. Sharing prison cells with hundreds of Somali POWS, he describes the ordeal that he underwent. Tortured daily, he recounted in horror of the events that he had to endure to stay alive. At times contemplating escape or death, he smilingly spoke of the patriotic attitude, the collective identity, the Soomaalinimo that his troops; his compatriots; his brothers in arms displayed that kept him motivated. Displaying immovable teamwork, they used to coordinate hunger-strike, sneaking out letters, cry out at the inhumane treatment of their captors (e.g. Red Cross provided them with basic necessities, the minute they left, it was automatically taken away).

At times, succumbing to his tears, he narrated the number of Somalis – whom he shared a cell with – that perished at the hands of the Ethiopians.

 

5 Comments

  1. ali says:

    Illahey ha Ku abaal gudo kulley u maleyn maayo hadii Somlida maantay oo dhan isu tagto in laga heleeyo ragiini berigaas oo kale

  2. Obsiiye says:

    waad ku mahadsantihiin wareysiga aad la yeeleteen, A. Dhoore waxaan ku leeyahay Allaha kuu fududeeyo nolosha inta kuu hadhey, kuwi dhimteyna Allaha u naxariisto. Geesi run ah oo abaalkiisa la gudi Karin ayaad tahay.
    Thank you again KACAAN for sharing this interview.

  3. Mohamed Muse says:

    Sootebiye aad baad u mahadsan tahay.

    Waa waqti aan yaraa laakiin aad u xasuusto.

    A . Dhoore waxaan kuugu ducaynayaa dambe dhaaf, caafimaad joogto ah iyo cimri dheer.
    Sheekadaada aad baan ugu qiirooday .

    M muse

  4. baashi says:

    waxaa tahay geesi aan u baahneyn amaan waxaa tahay halyeey aan u baahneen magac kaliya waxaa ku dhihi karnaa waxaa tahay xornimada soomaalya ilaah hakuu fududeyo nolosha

  5. Shiica anza says:

    mudane Abdullahi Ali Dhoore. waad mahadsantahay waxaad uqabatay dalkaga lakiin saan filayo waxo cadowga kugestay waxaa kagadaran tan maanta aad arkeyso
    mesa aan jogno iyo saad nolasina ugu hurteen adiga iyo kuwoo badan oo dhabtiiy qali nagu ah ilah waxaan kaga baryayaah cafimad iyo ilah dhibakaga inoo kugu naxristo. amiin yaarabi
    thanks bahda knack.

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