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Somalia: 'The desperate struggle'

Canadian peacemakers were lauded as heroes when they went into an untamed land ruled by rebels. Their mission, Operation Deliverance, charged them with restoring order in Somalia. But in fact, the Canadian Airborne regiment was splitting apart at the seams, lacking both leadership and accountability. Murder after murder, the troops came home disgraced. Tracks were covered and responsibility shifted up and down the chain of command during an investigation that would dismantle the army and implicate the government in a high-level cover-up.

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 Somalia is ravaged by civil war, perpetual battle and widespread famine.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: May 26, 1992
Guest(s): Gay Harper, Abdulkadin Hassan Ibrahim
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Gillian Findlay
Duration: 4:33

Last updated: July 24, 2013

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