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Farmaajo mourns ex-Somali Defense minister Abdirahman Beyre
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Farmaajo mourns ex-Somali Defense minister Abdirahman Beyre

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has extended his condolences to the families of late former Defence Minister Abdirahman Mohamed (Beyr) who died in Nairobi on Saturday. ''The President of the federal republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo sends his deepest condolences to the family, relatives and the entire Somali nation on the passing of former Somali Minister of Defense General Abdirahman Mohamud Ali Bayr in Nairobi,'' Villa Somalia said in a statement. The government did not specify the cause of the late Minister who also served as a military official from 1964. The death of the former Minister comes barely three days after former Somali President Ali Mahdi died in a hospital in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The former President died of COVID-19 while receiving treatment at the hospital. President Farmaajo ordered the flag to fly at half-staff during three days of mourning for the former President who died late Wednesday at age 86. He was flown from Nairobi to Mogadishu on Friday and was given a state burial attended led by President Farmaajo and Prime Minister Roble.