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20 years After ‘Black Hawk Down,’ US Military Back In Somalia

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AFRICANGLOBE - The US military has sent a small number of “uniformed trainers and advisers” to Somalia for the first time since 1993, when two US helicopters were shot down and 18 Americans were killed during the “Black Hawk Down” mission. A small cell of less than two-dozen US military personnel has been stationed in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, since last fall in an effort to advise and coordinate with African troops fighting Al-Shabab, a terrorist militia with ties to Al-Qaeda, three US military officials told The Washington Post.
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