Many Reported Killed In U.S. Air Strikes on Somalia
San Francisco Bay Area
09 Jan 2007 20:44 GMT
On January 7th, the US launched a pair of air strikes on Somalia. The strikes come just weeks after U.S.-backed Ethiopian forces invaded Somalia and overthrew the Union of Islamic Courts. The attack is the first overt U.S. military action in Somalia since American troops departed the country in 1993 following the infamous "Black Hawk Down" episode. Reports have also emerged that suggest U.S. Special Forces and CIA paramilitary teams are now directly embedded with Ethiopian forces in Somalia.