August 14, 1993 |
Formalizing the first major crack in the U.N. military coalition struggling to pacify and rebuild Somalia, the commander of Italy's troops announced Friday that his soldiers will withdraw from the embattled Somali capital to demonstrate Rome's sharp disagreement with what it considers strong-arm tactics against supporters of Somali warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid. Gen. Bruno Loi's statement that his troops would redeploy in the Somali countryside on Sept.
January 27, 2000 |
An outbreak of cholera had claimed at least 19 lives here in the Somali capital in two days, a senior health official said Wednesday. Dr. Osman Mohamud Dufle, coordinator of the Joint Health Authority in the divided city, said that 15 of the victims had died Monday and the others Tuesday. Dufle said the number of fatalities could be higher because some victims had died at home and, as Muslims, were buried within 24 hours of death.
December 15, 1992 |
The expanding U.S.-led military operation to free Somalia from war and starvation prepared Monday for its first foray into the heart of the famine-struck nation as deepening debate about the troops' precise role here spread confusion and anxiety on the capital's streets. In Washington, President Bush told top military leaders that their mission in Somalia has not changed, despite suggestions by U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali that U.S.
December 13, 1992 |
Deep in the tangled bush of rural Somalia, the tanned airmen of Red Horse company, guarded by an Army Special Forces unit, were hard at work Saturday. Maj. Ed Henson, the 37-year-old Air Force company leader, was crouched on an abandoned and long-forgotten 10,000-foot runway, testing its strength. One of his men, wearing a T-shirt and perched on a tractor, was carving wing-tip room from the thorny brush.
May 5, 1992 |
Somalis began unloading more than 5,000 tons of wheat from a U.N. vessel docked at Mogadishu's newly reopened port, a U.N. official said. The port is crucial to an international relief operation aimed at feeding the malnourished population of the Somali capital, where hundreds of people have died of starvation.
July 15, 2009 |
Two French security advisors on a mission to train Somali forces were kidnapped at a hotel where they had checked in as journalists, officials and witnesses said. The French Foreign Ministry released a statement saying the men were security consultants. No claim of responsibility or demand for a ransom was reported from the kidnappers. Foreigners rarely go to Mogadishu, the Somali capital, which is among the most dangerous cities in the world, and when they do, they travel only in convoys with armed guards.