The IRE website will be unavailable while we complete routine maintenance on Friday, September 17 from 8-10 am CT.
IRE favicon


Resource ID: #16662
Subject: query failed
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Date: Nov. 16 -- Dec. 14, 1997


The Inquirer gives a thorough recount of Oct. 3, 1993, when 120 U.S. soldiers were dropped into Mogadishu, Somalia in order to abduct warlord Mohamed Aidid. When the operation went wrong and the soldiers were overtaken by mobs of angry Somalians, 18 U.S. soldiers were killed and 73 were wounded.

This file is not available for digital download. IRE members may place an order by emailing

141 Neff Annex   |   Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, MO 65211   |   573-882-2042   |   |   Privacy Policy
apartmentpenciluserscalendar-fullcrossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram