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Colonel Muktar Hussein Afrah (Somali language:Mukhtaar Xuseen Afrax ) is an officer in the army of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.

He was commander of forces in Beledweyne after the Battle of Beledweyne. On January 7, 2007 he was arrested by Ethiopian troops for releasing Islamic Court Union (ICU) leader Sheik Farah Moalim Mohammed, based on the written authority of local elders, setting off controversy and violent protests. Ethiopian troops demanded the ICU leader be turned over to them.[1][2] He was released on January 10, 2010.[3]

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