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January 8, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The State Department said Monday that Somali army looters fired rocket grenades at the U.S. Embassy in the capital of Mogadishu and sacked it hours after American and other diplomats were evacuated from that nation's capital. "Certainly there is no doubt" that the looters were soldiers in the armed forces of Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre, said a member of the department task force monitoring developments in the war-torn African nation.
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December 10, 1992 | SCOTT KRAFT
At 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Camp Pendleton's Team Tiger was ready. Humvee engines were idling. Gunners checked their ammunition. And squad leaders checked their maps, plotting the route of attack on the abandoned U.S. Embassy. In Sgt. Shawn Blackie's unit, Lance Cpl. Brandley Lewis, 19, was at the wheel of the Humvee. Sitting on top were Lance Cpl. Rueben Cuevas, 20, of Pasadena, manning the .50-caliber gun, and Cpl. William Simone, 21, with his M-16 rifle. "How do I feel about this mission?"
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NEWS
December 10, 1992 | SCOTT KRAFT
At 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Camp Pendleton's Team Tiger was ready. Humvee engines were idling. Gunners checked their ammunition. And squad leaders checked their maps, plotting the route of attack on the abandoned U.S. Embassy. In Sgt. Shawn Blackie's unit, Lance Cpl. Brandley Lewis, 19, was at the wheel of the Humvee. Sitting on top were Lance Cpl. Rueben Cuevas, 20, of Pasadena, manning the .50-caliber gun, and Cpl. William Simone, 21, with his M-16 rifle. "How do I feel about this mission?"
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January 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States has officially closed its embassy in Somalia, where civil war has resulted in chaos and widespread deaths in the last two weeks. The State Department announced the closure after evacuating all of its remaining staff--37 people--in a daring helicopter operation a week ago. Also airlifted from the seaside embassy compound in the capital, Mogadishu, were the Soviet envoy, his staff and other foreigners.
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January 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States has officially closed its embassy in Somalia, where civil war has resulted in chaos and widespread deaths in the last two weeks. The State Department announced the closure after evacuating all of its remaining staff--37 people--in a daring helicopter operation a week ago. Also airlifted from the seaside embassy compound in the capital, Mogadishu, were the Soviet envoy, his staff and other foreigners.
NEWS
January 8, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The State Department said Monday that Somali army looters fired rocket grenades at the U.S. Embassy in the capital of Mogadishu and sacked it hours after American and other diplomats were evacuated from that nation's capital. "Certainly there is no doubt" that the looters were soldiers in the armed forces of Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre, said a member of the department task force monitoring developments in the war-torn African nation.
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