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March 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The International Red Cross pulled its expatriate staff out of northern Mogadishu after gunmen robbed its office there of $180,000. An Red Cross statement said two of its officials were held at gunpoint during the robbery Friday. It said staff in the northern sector of the city, which is dominated politically by the faction led by Ali Mahdi Mohamed, had been threatened with guns in a series of incidents in the last few weeks.
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March 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The International Red Cross pulled its expatriate staff out of northern Mogadishu after gunmen robbed its office there of $180,000. An Red Cross statement said two of its officials were held at gunpoint during the robbery Friday. It said staff in the northern sector of the city, which is dominated politically by the faction led by Ali Mahdi Mohamed, had been threatened with guns in a series of incidents in the last few weeks.
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November 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A convoy of 34 trucks carrying American wheat to starving Somalis was ambushed by bandits, and part of the shipment was stolen near the south-central town of Baidoa. The convoy's armed guards and a security force organized by people in Baidoa fought back, allowing all but six of the trucks to escape, aid officials said. Four of the Somalis hired as guards and drivers for the convoy reportedly were killed and five wounded.
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January 17, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small U.S. Army unit returning to Mogadishu surprised a band of highway robbers and, while returning fire, killed six Somalis, including one bandit and at least three of the unarmed victims of the robbery, a military spokesman said Saturday. The incident, on the main two-lane road from Mogadishu to Bela Dogle on Friday night, marked at least the second time that American forces have acknowledged killing unarmed civilians since Operation Restore Hope was launched five weeks ago.
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November 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
A group of teen-agers armed with antiaircraft guns stopped a U.N. plane on a runway in the southern city of Kismayu on Monday and robbed the relief workers on board of luggage, money and passports. In the capital, Mogadishu, some U.N. Children's Fund workers were temporarily pinned down by a street battle between two clans. No UNICEF workers were injured, but the incidents show the danger that the many foreign relief workers face trying to feed starving Somalis.
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January 17, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small U.S. Army unit returning to Mogadishu surprised a band of highway robbers and, while returning fire, killed six Somalis, including one bandit and at least three of the unarmed victims of the robbery, a military spokesman said Saturday. The incident, on the main two-lane road from Mogadishu to Bela Dogle on Friday night, marked at least the second time that American forces have acknowledged killing unarmed civilians since Operation Restore Hope was launched five weeks ago.
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November 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
A group of teen-agers armed with antiaircraft guns stopped a U.N. plane on a runway in the southern city of Kismayu on Monday and robbed the relief workers on board of luggage, money and passports. In the capital, Mogadishu, some U.N. Children's Fund workers were temporarily pinned down by a street battle between two clans. No UNICEF workers were injured, but the incidents show the danger that the many foreign relief workers face trying to feed starving Somalis.
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November 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A convoy of 34 trucks carrying American wheat to starving Somalis was ambushed by bandits, and part of the shipment was stolen near the south-central town of Baidoa. The convoy's armed guards and a security force organized by people in Baidoa fought back, allowing all but six of the trucks to escape, aid officials said. Four of the Somalis hired as guards and drivers for the convoy reportedly were killed and five wounded.
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