She had said that "thousands" of Somalis were killed by American forces in the battle that later became the subject of the Hollywood film 'Black Hawk Down
.' While the Somalian death toll of that battle is still under dispute, no one has ever said it was anywhere near the thousands that Omar mentioned.
Traditionally, US presidents have been wary of intervening in Somalia since 18 special forces soldiers died fighting militias in the capital Mogadishu in 1993, a battle dramatised in the film Black Hawk Down
Traditionally, US presidents have been wary of intervening in Somalia since 18 special forces soldiers died fighting militias in Mogadishu in 1993, a battle dramatised in the film Black Hawk Down
Scott made a name for himself with Hollywood movie hits including 'Alien,' 'Black Hawk Down
,' 'Blade Runner' and 'Gladiator.' Meanwhile, his company Scott Free Productions left its own mark on viewers with shows like 'The Man in the High Castle,' 'The Good Wife,' the historical anthology 'The Terror' and National Geographic's limited series 'The Hot Zone.'
Born in 1943, Shepard grew up on a Californian ranch and went on star in other top films, including Black Hawk Down
, and write more than 40 plays.
He appeared in films including Black Hawk Down
, Fool For Love, The Notebook and August: Osage County.
A US serviceman was killed and two were wounded in a clash with al Shabaab militants in Somalia, the US military said on Friday, in what appeared to be the first American casualties in the country since the 1993 'Black Hawk Down
THURSDAY Black Hawk Down
(2001) Film4, 9pm Black Hawk Down
puts a glossy Hollywood spin on a harrowing real-life incident, set against the turmoil of the 1993 Somalian civil war.
BLACK HAWK DOWN
Film4 9PM Based on the true story of US Rangers who, in order to capture a Somalian warlord, are lowered into Mogadishu by Black Hawk helicopters.
4 BLACK HAWK DOWN
(2001) RIDLEY Scott again with an elite squad facing heavily-armed Somalis.
military has deployed a small number of uniformed trainers and advisers to Somalia for the first time since 1993, when two helicopters were shot down and 18 Americans were killed in the "Black Hawk Down
Since then his hits include Brassed Off, three Star Wars movies, Moulin Rouge!, Black Hawk Down
, and The Ghost.