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February 6, 1993 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the ugliest outburst of anti-American sentiment since U.S. forces landed, about 200 angry Somalis showered troops with rocks and tried to block the port with burning tires Friday in the mistaken belief that Marines had shot six Somalis, U.S. spokesmen said. U.S. military officials denied that their forces fired a single shot during the day, and said the Marines intervened only to rescue injured Somalis from inter-clan warfare and get them to a doctor.
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March 6, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 90 minutes of graphic, often chilling testimony Friday that described the worst fears of many of the 16,000 American troops still here, a Marine gunnery sergeant accused of using excessive force told a pretrial hearing that he fired his M-79 grenade launcher at a 13-year-old because he felt a reasonable fear for his life. Gunnery Sgt.
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December 13, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN and SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Thousands of women and children cheered, clapped and chanted from the rooftops of shell-pocked downtown Mogadishu on Saturday as the first relief convoy to move with a U.S. Marine escort crossed the divided city's so-called Green Line, carrying a supply of desperately needed food from the port to a food depot on the other side of town. Across town from the peaceful Green Line, though, just two miles from the U.S.
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February 25, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of screaming Somali youths hurled rocks, lumber and scrap metal at U.S.-led troops, built fiery barricades and attacked two embassies here Wednesday to protest a victory by a rival warlord they said was helped by the coalition forces. Some reports put casualties at up to five Somalis killed and 15 wounded. Other witnesses said U.S. troops had shot and killed at least nine Somalis. At least two U.S. Marines were also wounded. Maj. Ken Roberts, a U.S.
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March 6, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 90 minutes of graphic, often chilling testimony Friday that described the worst fears of many of the 16,000 American troops still here, a Marine gunnery sergeant accused of using excessive force told a pretrial hearing that he fired his M-79 grenade launcher at a 13-year-old because he felt a reasonable fear for his life. Gunnery Sgt.
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February 25, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of screaming Somali youths hurled rocks, lumber and scrap metal at U.S.-led troops, built fiery barricades and attacked two embassies here Wednesday to protest a victory by a rival warlord they said was helped by the coalition forces. Some reports put casualties at up to five Somalis killed and 15 wounded. Other witnesses said U.S. troops had shot and killed at least nine Somalis. At least two U.S. Marines were also wounded. Maj. Ken Roberts, a U.S.
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February 6, 1993 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the ugliest outburst of anti-American sentiment since U.S. forces landed, about 200 angry Somalis showered troops with rocks and tried to block the port with burning tires Friday in the mistaken belief that Marines had shot six Somalis, U.S. spokesmen said. U.S. military officials denied that their forces fired a single shot during the day, and said the Marines intervened only to rescue injured Somalis from inter-clan warfare and get them to a doctor.
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December 13, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN and SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Thousands of women and children cheered, clapped and chanted from the rooftops of shell-pocked downtown Mogadishu on Saturday as the first relief convoy to move with a U.S. Marine escort crossed the divided city's so-called Green Line, carrying a supply of desperately needed food from the port to a food depot on the other side of town. Across town from the peaceful Green Line, though, just two miles from the U.S.
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