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What happened after President Clinton sent peacekeeping troops to Somalia in 1993?

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Aug 3, 2016


Conflict with local warlords about International Aid distribution led to the Battle Mogadishu in which a number of U.S. Black hawk helicopters were shot down an crashed in the City.


U.S. forces suffered substantial casualties during the battle including a least 1 hostage. There were many casualties among the inhabitants and local Militia. A book was written and a movie (2001) "Black Hawk Down".

The United States subsequently withdrew from Somalia. The events affected U.S. Foreign policy in that when tensions rose between Tutsi and Hutu tribes in Rwanda they were reluctant to intervene.

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