4.) Somali Warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid?

  • 05/08/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Twenty-five years later, the Battle of Mogadishu continues to impact the United State's special operations community. 

Prior to American involvement in Somalia, Mohamed Farrah Aidid's forces attacked U.N. troops supplying aid to the impoverished nation.

A famine had already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.

With Army Rangers now in the city, an operation to capture two of Aidid's lieutenants turned into a night-long firefight when insurgents shot down two Black Hawk helicopters: 19 servicemen died. Hundreds of militiamen were killed. An estimated 200 civilians fell – either in the crossfire or after attacking U.S. troops.

Despite the well-documented record, Omar has a very different take (The Daily Caller).

“In his selective memory, he forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day! #NotTodaySatan,” Omar wrote in a tweet in October 2017, uncovered Monday by John Rossomando of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

She forgets that 100,000 Somali lives were saved as a result of international aid – protected by U.S. troops.

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