‘No matter how skilled the writer of nonfiction, you are always getting the story secondhand. Here's a chance to go right to the source . . . These men were there . . . For fans of Black Hawk Down, this is the real deal.' - Mark Bowden
•The dramatic story of the elite Ranger mission to capture the Somali
warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid
•Told by six men who fought there
•With a Foreword by the author of Black Hawk Down
On Sunday October 3 1993, US special-forces troops in Mogadishu attempted to capture the Samali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. As they descended from their Blackhawk helicopters onto the streets of the town, Somali gunmen, who were waiting for them, opened fire from three directions. The US troops sought cover and settled in for a wild fire fight. Their mission was to go down in history as the fiercest ground combat seen by American forces since the 1968 Tet offensive in Vietnam.
This blow-by-blow account, written by six of the highly trained soldiers who were there, sheds new light on the events of the two-day battle in Mogadishu that left eighteen American servicemen dead and many more wounded. Battle of Mogadishu is a must-have for fans of the Black Hawk Down story, military-history readers, and those interested in US troops fighting abroad.