On this day in 1993, two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters are shot down over Mogadishu, Somalia. 18 Americans are killed and 73 are wounded during the fight to recover the crews. As many as 500 Somalis perish in the battle.
“It can go either way,” said Hadi Halazun, a cardiologist from Southampton. “It can make him a hero. It can rally his base. If he gets quite sick and recovers, I think people will rally behind him.” https://nwsdy.li/3lak1C4