628. 6/5/1993

On June 5, 1993, “twenty-four Pakistani soldiers in the U.N. [peacekeeping] force [in Somalia] were killed by gunmen loyal to the Somali clan leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The furious U.N. Security Council, with strong U.S. backing, immediately mandated a military hunt for those responsible, effectively changing the multinational mission from peacekeeping to participation in Somalia’s civil war.”

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 236

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