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1993 - The UN flees Somalia

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Somalia, 03-10-1993

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United Nations Operation in Somalia II (UNOSOM II) was the second phase of the United Nations intervention in Somalia, from March 1993 until March 1995.

UNOSOM II carried on from the United States-controlled (but UN-sanctioned) Unified Task Force (UNITAF), which had in turn taken over from the ineffectual United Nations Operation in Somalia I (UNOSOM I) mission. All three of these interventions were aimed at creating a secure enough environment for humanitarian operations to be carried out in the increasingly lawless and famine-stricken country.

The UNOSOM II intervention is well-known for the Battle of Mogadishu and the resulting events portrayed in the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, and its associated film Black Hawk Down.

 

On October 3, 1993, Task Force Ranger raided a hotel in Mogadishu in which Aidid was thought to be hiding. What ensued was the longest, bloodiest and deadliest battle for US troops in Somalia. In what later became known as the Battle of Mogadishu, eighteen US soldiers were killed. Images of their dead bodies being dragged through the streets were broadcast on television stations all over the world, horrifying and infuriating the American public.


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Arabic :

1993، الصومال، الجوع، المجاعة، مشاة البحرية، أفريقيا، الأمم المتحدة، الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية، الحرب الأهلية، جريج غولد، ديفيد دبليو، فلويد، باسي صوفي محمد، يوسف آدم بوكاه، جيمس دبليو ديفيس، روبرت ب. أوكلي، فريد بيك، الهبوط، القتال مقديشو، المستشفى، الجرحى، الغذاء، عمليات الأمم المتحدة، طائرة هليكوبتر، هجوم، قتال، ليلة، النصر، القوات الأمريكية، الانسحاب، النهب، مطار، الأمم المتحدة المرض العسكرية، الجيش، جندي، الحرب، الانضباط، ضابط، رتبة، الحرس، الأطفال، الطفل، الشباب، اللاجئون, اللاجئون, الهجرة, الفقر، والاحتياجات الإنسانية الأساسية، والعوز، والفقراء،,


Bulgarian :

1993, Сомалия, глад, глад, морски пехотинци, Африка, ООН, САЩ, Гражданска война, Грег Гулд, Дейвид W., Флойд, Баси Суфи Мохамед, Юсуф Адам Бока, Джеймс W. Davis, Робърт Б. Оукли, Fred Пек, кацане, борбата с Могадиду, болница, ранени, храна, операции на ООН, хеликоптер, атака, борба, нощ, победа, САЩ войска, оттегляне, грабеж, летище, Обединена нация, операция, Заболяване военен, армия, войник, война, дисциплина, офицер, ранг, пазач, деца, дете, бежанци, бежанци, имигранти, бедност, основни човешки потребности, бедност, ,


Catalan :

1993, Somàlia, fam, Fam, Marines, Àfrica, ONU, EUA, Guerra Civil, Gregg Gould, David W., Floyd, Basi Sufi Muhammad, Yusuf Adam Bokah, James W. Davis, Robert B. Oakley, Fred Peck, Landing, lluitant contra Mogadiscio, hospital, ferit, menjar, operacions de l'ONU, helicòpter, atac, lluita, nit, victòria, tropa dels EUA, retirada, saqueig, Aeroport, United Nation, Malaltia militar, exèrcit, soldat, guerra, disciplina, oficial, rang, guàrdia, nens, nen, jove, refugiats, refugiats, Immigració, pobresa, necessitats humanes bàsiques, destitució, pobresa, ,


Chinese Simplified :

1993年,索马里,饥饿,饥荒,海洋,非洲,联合国,美国,内战,格雷格古尔德,大卫W,弗洛伊德,巴西苏菲穆罕默德,优素福亚当博卡,詹姆斯W.戴维斯,罗伯特B.奥克利,弗雷德佩克,登陆,战斗摩加迪沙,医院,受伤,食品,联合国行动,直升机,攻击,战斗,夜间,胜利,美国部队,撤退,抢劫,机场,联合国,行动, 疾病 军队, 军队, 士兵, 战争, 纪律, 军官, 军衔, 警卫, 孩子,孩子,年轻, 难民,难民,移民, 贫困,人类的基本需求,贫困,贫困,,


Chinese Traditional :

1993年,索馬里,饑餓,饑荒,海洋,非洲,聯合國,美國,內戰,格雷格古爾德,大衛W,佛洛德,巴西蘇菲穆罕默德,優素福亞當博卡,詹姆斯W.大衛斯,羅伯特B.奧克利,弗雷德佩克,登陸,戰鬥摩加迪沙,醫院,受傷,食品,聯合國行動,直升機,攻擊,戰鬥,夜間,勝利,美國部隊,撤退,搶劫,機場,聯合國,行動, 疾病 軍隊, 軍隊, 士兵, 戰爭, 紀律, 軍官, 軍銜, 警衛, 孩子,孩子,年輕, 難民,難民,移民, 貧困,人類的基本需求,貧困,貧困,,


Czech :

1993, Somálsko, hlad, hlad, námořní pěchota, Afrika, OSN, USA, občanská válka, Gregg Gould, David W., Floyd, Basi Sufi Muhammad, Yusuf Adam Bokah, James W. Davis, Robert B. Oakley, Fred Peck, Přistání, boj s Mogadišem, nemocnice, zraněný, jídlo, operace OSN, vrtulník, útok, boj, noc, vítězství, americké vojsko, stažení, rabování, letiště, United Nation, operace, Nemoci armáda, armáda, voják, válka, disciplína, důstojník, hodnost, stráž, děti, dítě, mladí, uprchlíci, uprchlíci, přistěhovalectví, chudoba, základní lidské potřeby, bída, chudoba, ,


Danish :

1993, Somalia, sult, hungersnød, Marines, Afrika, FN, USA, Borgerkrig, Gregg Gould, David W., Floyd, Basi Sufi Muhammad, Yusuf Adam Bokah, James W. Davis, Robert B. Oakley, Fred Peck, Landing, kæmper Mogadishu, hospital, sårede, mad, FN-operationer, helikopter, angreb, kamp, nat, sejr, amerikansk tropper, tilbagetrækning, plyndring, Lufthavn, United Nation, Operation, Sygdom militær, hær, soldat, krig, disciplin, officer, rang, vagt, børn, børn, unge, flygtninge, flygtninge, indvandring, fattigdom, grundlæggende menneskelige behov, elendighed, fattigdom, ,


Dutch :

1993, Somalië, honger, honger, mariniers, Afrika, VN, VS, Burgeroorlog, Gregg Gould, David W., Floyd, Basi Soefi Muhammad, Yusuf Adam Bokah, James W. Davis, Robert B. Oakley, Fred Peck, Landing, vechten Mogadishu, ziekenhuis, gewond, voedsel, VN-operaties, helikopter, aanval, strijd , nacht, overwinning, terugtrekking, terugtrekking, luchthaven, Verenigde Natie, Operatie, Ziekte militair, leger, soldaat, oorlog, discipline, officier, rang, bewaker, kinderen, kind, jong, vluchtelingen, vluchtelingen, immigratie, armoede, fundamentele menselijke behoeften, armoede, armoede, ,


Estonian :

1993, Somaalia, nälg, näljahäda, merejalaväelased, Aafrika, ÜRO, USA, kodusõda, Gregg Gould, David W., Floyd, Basi Sufi Muhammad, Yusuf Adam Bokah, James W. Davis, Robert B. Oakley, Fred Peck, Landing, Võitlus Mogadishu, haigla, vigastatud, toit, ÜRO operatsioonid, helikopter, rünnak, võitlus, öö, võit, USA väed, tagasivõtmine, rüüstamine, lennujaam, Ühinenud Rahvas, Operatsioon, Haigus Sõjavägi, sõjavägi, sõdur, sõda, distsipliin, ohvitser, auaste, valvur, lapsed, laps, noor, pagulased, pagulane, immigratsioon, vaesus, põhilised inimvajadused, viletsus, halbus, ,


Finnish :

1993, Somalia, nälkä, nälänhätä, Merijalkaväki, Afrikka, YK, USA, Sisällissota, Gregg Gould, David W., Floyd, Basi Sufi Muhammad, Yusuf Adam Bokah, James W. Davis, Robert B. Oakley, Fred Peck, Landing, fighting Mogadishu, hospital, injured, food, UN operations, helicopter, attack, fight , night, victory , U.S. troop , withdrawal, ryöstely, Airport, United Nation, Operaatio, Sairaus armeija, armeija, sotilas, sota, kuri, upseeri, arvo, vartija, lapset, lapsi, nuori, pakolaiset, pakolaiset, Maahanmuutto, köyhyys, inhimilliset perustarpeet, köyhyys, ,


French :

1993, Somalie, faim, famine, Marines, Afrique, ONU, Etats-Unis, Guerre civile, Gregg Gould, David W., Floyd, Basi Sufi Muhammad, Yusuf Adam Bokah, James W. Davis, Robert B. Oakley, Fred Peck, Landing, fighting Mogadiscio, hospital, injured, food, UN operations, helicopter, attack, fight, night, victory, U.S. troop, withdrawal, looting, Airport, United Nation, Operation, Operation, Maladie militaire, armée, soldat, guerre, discipline, officier, rang, garde, enfants, enfant, jeune, réfugiés, réfugiés, immigration, pauvreté, besoins humains fondamentaux, misère, pauvreté, ,


Greek :

1993, Σομαλία, πείνα, λιμός, Πεζοναύτες, Αφρική, ΟΗΕ, ΗΠΑ, Εμφύλιος πόλεμος, Gregg Gould, David W., Floyd, Basi Sufi Muhammad, Yusuf Adam Bokah, James W. Davis, Robert B. Oakley, Fred Peck, Προσγείωση, καταπολέμηση Μογκαντίσου, νοσοκομείο, τραυματίες, τρόφιμα, επιχειρήσεις του ΟΗΕ, ελικόπτερο, επίθεση, πάλη, νύχτα, νίκη, αμερικανικό στράτευμα, απόσυρση, λεηλασία, Αεροδρόμιο, Ηνωμένο Έθνος, Επιχείρηση Ασθένεια στρατιωτικός, στρατός, στρατιώτης, πόλεμος, πειθαρχία, αξιωματικός, βαθμός, φρουρά, παιδιά, παιδί, νέος, πρόσφυγες, πρόσφυγες, μετανάστευση, φτώχεια, βασικές ανθρώπινες ανάγκες, ένδεια, ,


Sound Bite and conversation:



Peck, Fred

(American marine-Somalia) , speaking English:
-  "They observed us rather as a curiosity. I am sure that the people in Somalia had never seen things like what we took with us. First of all amphibious vehicles, then enormous hovercrafts with which we could go straight from water to the sandy beach. We had a program which could have been Disneyland for them."

Sufi, Basi Mohamed

(Former employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) , speaking English:
-  "It was inhuman. People were walking on the streets as ghosts – nothing but skin and bones."

Sufi, Basi Mohamed

(Former employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) , speaking English:
-  "We took the road each morning with small baskets to find aqueducts to get some drinking water. Then drop by drop, sometimes even waiting for 2-3 hours, we collected a bit of water."

Sufi, Basi Mohamed

(Former employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) , speaking English:
-  "The whole city echoed from the bomb-explosions. I think even some shops broke into flames. The crackle of machine-guns could be heard everywhere. It was not secure to stay in Mogadishu anymore."

Oakley, Robert

(Special commissioner at the American embassy in Somalia) , speaking English:
-  "Everybody was satisfied at this time. Equanimity was everywhere; the people got food and medical attendance. We felt we fulfilled our mission."

Oakley, Robert

(Special commissioner at the American embassy in Somalia) , speaking English:
-  "The provisions became weapons. If someone could keep the enemy away from food, it was a success. It was even better to keep the food for themselves because then he could eat, change it to weapons or even sell it. It was a horrible situation, people died in quantities."

Peck, Fred

(American marine-Somalia) , speaking English:
-  "We wanted to prove for them, how better we were. We wanted to let them know, that we were strong, we were harsh, we had weapons, and if you made trouble, we would kill you."

Floyd, Dawid W.

(United States - sea forces) , speaking English:
-  "The hate, the revenge and the inimical feelings took over on both sides. It was just unbelievable."

Floyd, Dawid W.

(United States - sea forces) , speaking English:
-  "The dew was so thick we could hardly see the earth. As soon as we jumped out from the helicopters, they shot at us. When we reached the ground, we knew it was an absolutely different commission. We were in a jam from that moment onwards, when we touched down."

Floyd, Dawid W.

(United States - sea forces) , speaking English:
-  "Often we couldn’t even assess, from where they were firing at us, from window or from the corner of the street. They were all around us. We couldn’t say that the enemy was here or there. We were right in the middle of the problem, as we just clogged into a wasp’s nest."

Floyd, Dawid W.

(United States - sea forces) , speaking English:
-  "We were continuously under fire for about 15 or 16 hours. And our munitions just got less and less. We were extremely thirsty – and even our water-resources were about running out."

Floyd, Dawid W.

(United States - sea forces) , speaking English:
-  "The ones, who could still walk, split into smaller groups and tried to get out from the trap behind the cars in the two sides of the street. To shoot and run – this was their plan."

Davis, Dr. James

(politologist about Somalia, 1993) , speaking English:
-  "The pictures were really shocking, and I think they had a huge response. These pictures were forcing the decision: the American troops were pulled out and they could return home."

Floyd, Dawid W.

(United States - sea forces) , speaking English:
-  "If we investigated the case holistically – the Somali action from the beginning till the end – then it turned out, that the different clans were fighting against each other again and again. There was no hope for a central government and the starvation was there again – so we have to state, that the intervention was not successful."

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1999

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