May 1995

Horn of Africa: Withdrawal of U.N. Forces from Somalia Completed

Volume 78, Issue 5

In just 73 hours, U.S. and coalition forces, led by U.S. Marines, successfully completed their mission of supporting the withdrawal of United Nations Operations in Somalia forces and equipment, thus marking the end of a U.N. effort which began when Marines first landed in 1992.

Just before 5 p.m. Eastern time March 2, the last U.S. coalition forces departed the beach at Mogadishu, following the textbook withdrawal of the remainder of Bangladeshi and Pakistani forces. No casualties were suffered by coalition forces.

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