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Battle of Mogadishu (1993)
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Battle of Mogadishu (1993)
Part of Operation Gothic Serpent and Somali Civil War


CW3 Michael Durant's helicopter Super Six-Four above Mogadishu on October 3, 1993.
Date October 3–4, 1993
Location Mogadishu, Somalia

Result • Tactical US/UN victory
• Strategic SNA victory
• UN withdrawal March 3, 1994
• US withdrawal March 25, 1994

Belligerents
UNOSOM II
• United States
• Pakistan
• Malaysia
SNA

Commanders and leaders
William F. Garrison
Mohamed Farrah Aidid

Strength
160 military
19 aircraft
12 vehicles (nine Humvees) 4,000–6,000 militiamen and civilian fighters
Casualties and losses
U.S.
18 killed[1]
73 wounded[1][2]
1 captured
Malaysia
1 killed
7 wounded
Pakistan
1 killed
2 wounded SNA Militia and civilians
SNA claims a range of 315 to 500 Somali casualties. US sources estimate a range of 1,500[3] to 3,000 casualties, including civilians.[4][5] Up to 700+ killed. Est. 1,500+ wounded. 21 captured.
Militia source states 315 killed, 812 wounded
*Note: Task Force Ranger achieved the mission objectives of capturing specific Aidid lieutenants, but the political fallout from the resultant battle and consequent eventual U.S. withdrawal from Somalia could classify this as a Pyrrhic victory.[6]


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Somali Civil War


• Revolution
• UN intervention
• Consolidation
• Advance of the ICU
• Ethiopian intervention
• Inter-factional war
• Operation Linda Nchi



The Battle of Mogadishu (more commonly referred to as Black...

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