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Hamid Idris Awate

Early life in Italian Eritrea Awate was born in 1910 in Gerset, located between Tessenei and Golluj in southwestern Italian Eritrea. His father, a peasant, trained him as early as childhood in the use of guns. Hamid belonged to the Tigre ethnic group. In 1935, Hamid was conscripted by the Italians to serve in the colonial army of the Eritrean Ascari. …

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