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    Avatar photomalc johnston
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    Attack on safe house Mogadishu 12th July 1993

    Lots more photos of the battle in the gallery as always at http://www.victorian-steel.com/

    On 12 July 1993, a U.S.-led operation was launched on what was believed to be a safe house where Aidid was hiding in Mogadishu.

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    During the 17-minute combat operation, U.S. Cobra attack helicopters fired 16 TOW missiles and thousands of 20-millimeter cannon rounds into the compound, killing 60 people. However, the number of Somali fatalities was disputed. Abdi Qeybdiid, Aidid’s interior minister, claimed 763 dead, including women and children who had been in the safe house.

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    The reports Jonathan Howe got after the attack placed the number of dead at 20, all men. The International Committee of the Red Cross set the number of dead at 54. As it happened, Aidid was nowhere in sight.

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    The operation would lead to the deaths of four journalists – Dan Eldon, Hos Maina, Hansi Kraus and Anthony Macharia – who were killed by angry Mogadishu mobs when they arrived to cover the incident,which presaged the Battle of Mogadishu.

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    Some believe that this American attack was a turning point in unifying Somalis against U.S. efforts in Somalia, including former moderates and those opposed to the Habar Gidir.

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    Willyoupleasehelpmefixmykeyboard?Thespacebarisbroken!

    #17416
    Avatar photoRod Robertson
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    Malc:

    Those are cool shanty buildings and figures there. What scale are they? Nice work and an interesting report.

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson.

    #17572
    Avatar photomalc johnston
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    Thanks all the buildings i created, its all 28mm, pretty simple to make and took just a few weeks, mostly balsa wood mdf and bits of crap

    Willyoupleasehelpmefixmykeyboard?Thespacebarisbroken!

    #17576
    Avatar photoJust Jack
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    Great looking toys, and cool scenario.  Look forward to part 3.

    V/R,
    Jack

    #17599
    Avatar photoWar Panda
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    Great stuff Malc… great looking game. You did a fantastic job creating the scene. Love those buildings in particular

    “The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”

    #17677
    Avatar photomalc johnston
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    I did make the Target house and the hotel which is five floors high with many rooms and doors, could easy spend a evening just fighting in that, pretty sure i did Black Hawk down for Wargame Illustrated, that shows all, will look for the pics and get them up for you.

    Willyoupleasehelpmefixmykeyboard?Thespacebarisbroken!

    #17692
    Avatar photoirishserb
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    As others have said, your game is fantastic looking, very inspiring.

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