October 3 1993 CE – The Battle of Mogadishu Leaves 18 American Soldiers Dead

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October 3 1993 CE – The Battle of Mogadishu Leaves 18 American Soldiers DeadRate this post Less than a year after the United States Marine Corps came ashore to assume command of the United Nations effort to instill peace in Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope, the Battle of Mogadishu caused an international uproar as 18 American men and seven UN troops were killed. The lasting image of five dead Army soldiers being dragged through the streets and beaten by locals caused a deep political impact for President Bill Clinton just months into his presidency. The East African nation of Somalia had been at war for nearly two years […]