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omegazord 02 December 2017 07:01 AM

Strong Evidence that U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians in Somalia
 
https://www.thedailybeast.com/strong...ans-in-somalia

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When the soldiers finished their search, they ordered the men to move with them toward the scene of the shooting. There Abdullahi and Goomey saw their fellow farmersí bodies sprawled across the ground. The small pot that one of them had been using to make tea still stood upright near the corpses. And they also saw what they later estimated to be around 20 American soldiers standing around the bodies. A Somali National Army soldier who was at the scene estimated 10 to 12 Americans were there. Abdullahi felt his chest tighten as he heard his friend, Ali-waay, calling for help, blood from a gunshot wound pouring into the earth around him.

One of the Somali soldiers ordered Abdullahi to put his head on the ground. The bottom of a boot belonging to an American soldier kept it there.

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THE U.S.-LED OPERATION on Aug. 25 would result in the death of 10 civilians, including at least one child, and become the largest stain on U.S. ground operations in the country since the infamous Black Hawk Down incident in 1993.

In the operationís aftermath, hundreds of people in the nearby town Afgoye flooded the cityís streets demanding justice for those killed, and survivors on the farm refused to bury their dead until the Somali government recanted its allegations that they were members Al Shabaab, and offered an apology.

The Daily Beast conducted an investigation into the Bariire operation and its aftermath, interviewing three of the operationís survivors over the phone from Mogadishu and meeting in person with the Somali National Army Commander in charge of the Somali soldiers who assisted in the operation under the command of soldiers from U.S. Special Operations Forces.

ASL 04 December 2017 02:42 AM

Or not. I guess I'll wait for the Washington Post to chime in.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/...malia-51464842

Did I ever tell you about the one where insurgents chucked a grenade into a building and then told the villagers it was a drone strike?


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