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The Desert Dawn (明けの砂漠) is a resistance group that appears in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.


The guerrillas are led by Sahib Ashman and its members are recruited from nearby towns like Tassil, Moula, and the city of Banadiya. This rebel group of Arabs are mostly from Arab Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara. Their main rival was the ZAFT-occupied Northern Africa team who was led by Andrew Waltfeld. They were later assisted by the crew of the Archangel to free North Africa from ZAFT control.


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Earth Alliance
Atlantic Federation | Eurasian Federation | Republic of East Asia | South Africa Union | United States of South America | OMNI Enforcer |Blue Cosmos/Logos |Phantom Pain
PLANT Supreme Council | ZAFT | African Community | Oceania Union
Neutral Entities
Equatorial Union | Kingdom of Scandinavia | Orb Union | Three Ships Alliance | DSSD
Non-Governmental Organizations
Junk Guild | Serpent Tail |Desert Dawn | Librarian