In 2001 there was a movie released called Black Hawk Down. This movie was based on a true story of

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In 2001 there was a movie released called Black Hawk Down. This movie was based on a true story of the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. This battle takes place in Somalia. The movie depicts this battle pretty accurately from who died and the mistake that were made in the mission plan. The operation was supposed to be easy and go smoothly but like most plans things didn’t go as they planned. If there wasn’t any mistakes made during this operation then there wouldn’t have been a movie made after it. The movie got its title because during the operation there were two black hawk helicopter shot down and most of the time the soldiers were trying to get to the wreckage. The name of this operation was called Operation Gothic Serpent. This battle…show more content…
At the overran crash site there were two Delta force snipers who volunteered to go there and hold off until the help came. There was only one survivor of this crash and that was the pilot and he survived the mob that came to the crash site. The two snipers who were protecting him died from the mob but the pilot Michael Durant was captured by the mob and taken prisoner. He was later released after the battle. There were a few armies in on this battle. On the UN side there was United States, Pakistan, and Malaysia. On the Somalia side there was al-Qaeda. The strength of the UN over powered the Somalian power because the UN had 8 Black Hawk helicopters and 8 Little Bird helicopters. They also had 12 vehicles to use. Now Somalia outnumbered the UN forces. Somalia had 4,000-6,000 soldiers and the UN had about 160 soldiers from various elite units. There was much causality in this battle. The U.S. had 18 killed, 73 wounded, and 1 captured. Malaysia had 1 killed and 7 wounded. Pakistan had 1 killed and 2 wounded. Now the SNA militia states it only had a range of 315 to 500 causalities while the U.S. states they had around 1,500 to 3,000 causalities in the battle. There was up to 700 killed, 1,500 wounded, and 21 captured. The leaders of this during these battles for the U.S. were William F. Garrison and for Somalia it was Mohamed Farrah Aidid. William F. Garrison wanted to capture or just get rid of Mohamed Farrah Aidid but the operation didn’t go as smoothly

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