Ambush in Mogadishu


1h 30m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Investigates the aftermath of the unsuccessful 1993 raid by U.S. Army Rangers in Mogadishu to capture the Somali warlord General Mohammed Farah Aidid. Active participants in the operation -- Pentagon and White House officials, UN representatives and military personnel -- offer fresh perspective on t

Film Details

Also Known As
Frontline (09/29/98), Subject: Somalia
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Investigates the aftermath of the unsuccessful 1993 raid by U.S. Army Rangers in Mogadishu to capture the Somali warlord General Mohammed Farah Aidid. Active participants in the operation -- Pentagon and White House officials, UN representatives and military personnel -- offer fresh perspective on the firefight that resulted in the loss of 18 American soldiers. Also measures how the failed raid on Mogadishu shaped foreign opinion and influenced United States foreign policy in other global trouble spots.

Film Details

Also Known As
Frontline (09/29/98), Subject: Somalia
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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