The Somali rebels knew where the U.S. Special Operators and their allied troops would have to deploy. By flooding terrain, they left them little choice.
Christina Goldbaum is an independent journalist and photographer based in Mogadishu, Somalia. Originally from Washington D.C., Christina has worked across Sub-Saharan Africa reporting on U.S. foreign policy, peacekeeping, migration flows, and human rights.
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