Operation Restore Hope
Early Conditions in Somalia
In June 1993, 24 Pakistani peacekeepers are murdered under the orders of the warlord General Mohammed Aidid. The United States decides to send in 400 troops to Somalia to capture Aidid.
Meanwhile, in America, Americans were watching the Battle of Mogadishu. Horrified viewers saw Aidid's men drag bodies through the street. This put pressure onto President Clinton to remove American troops.
Children play in the wreckage in Mogadishu
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