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It was the sixth and final raid launched on October 3 1993 that became the Battle of the Black Sea or better known as Black Hawk Down a story written by Mark Bowden The US involvement in Somalia was a peacekeeping mission to try and bring Democracy to the area It was a planned raid on a meeting of Somali warlords hoping to destabilize Mohammed Farrah Aidid from the political equation in which to make the task easier for feeding the millions of their starving citizens The assault was launched into the most dangerous part of Mogadishu in the Bakara Market The American soldiers consisting of Army Rangers and Delta Force were so confident of a quick victory that they neglected to take night-vision devices and water The targets were two of Aidids senior advisors reported to be in a Habr Gidr stronghold which was just one of the clans in Somalia The Rangers led by the highly specialized super soldiers the Delta Force operators went in by helicopter to snatch the two top Lieutenants of Aidids clan The ground convoy with 160 men 19 aircraft 9 humvees and 3 five-ton trucks were on stand by at the Army compound near the Mogadishu airport to go in and pick up the Rangers and their prisoners The operation was supposed to take 30 to 40 minutes The military force underestimated its enemy For the Embassy had eyes and ears on the inside and were expecting the Americans They had already established roadblocks and prepared their ambushes From the very moment the Rangers and Delta Force fast rope from their Black Hawks into the streets of Mogadishu to secure a two-block area around the house at the 4 corners to grab the Lieutenants the raid goes terribly wrong As soon as the Rangers deploy out of the Black Hawk one is seriously injured Ground fire is unexpectedly intense Not only are
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