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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

• United States
• Pakistan
• Malaysia

Commanders and leaders
William F. Garrison
Mohamed Farrah Aidid

160 military
19 aircraft
12 vehicles (nine Humvees) 4,000–6,000 militiamen and civilian fighters
Casualties and losses
18 killed[1]
73 wounded[1][2]
1 captured
1 killed
7 wounded
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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