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Written by Andrews   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 00:00

Operation Gothic Serpent 

"Black Hawk Down"
by Andrews

October 3rd, 1993.
160 Members of the US Task Force Ranger enter Mogadishu. Their mission? To capture Aidid's Cabinet, who're meeting near the Olympus Hotel. The mission was meant to take no longer than thirty minutes. What followed was an epic 16 Hour battle, during which the rangers and deltas were cut off in the city with no armor or air support beyond littlebirds. Two Blackhawks had been shot down, and nineteen US/UN Soldiers were killed. In the end, it took a convoy 2 miles long, with 100 vehicles, including APCs and tanks to rescue the cut off Americans.

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As part of the operation, the soldiers were deployed in a mission to arrest two of Aidid's lieutenants. The result of that mission – executed under the command of Gothic Serpent – became known as the Battle of Mogadishu, or "The Battle of the Black Sea" to those who fought in it.

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3 x Pilots (1 HQ Chopper)
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On 8 August, Aidid's militia detonated a remote controlled bomb against an American military vehicle, first killed four American soldiers and then, two weeks later, injured seven more. In response, President Bill Clinton approved the proposal to deploy a special task force composed of 400 US Army Rangers and Delta-force Commandos. This unit, named Task Force Ranger, consisted of 160 elite US troops. They flew to Mogadishu and began a manhunt for Aidid.


On 22 August, Task Force Ranger was deployed to Somalia under the command of Major General William F. Garrison, commander of JSOC at the time.

The force consisted of:
B Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment (GAMBLER)
C Squadron, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D) (VEGAS)
A deployment package of helicopters and personnel from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (160th SOAR), which included MH-60 Black Hawks and AH/MH-6 Little Birds. (TALON) 
Navy SEALs from the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (EXCALIBUR)
Air Force Pararescuemen and Combat Controllers (CCT) from the 24th Special Tactics Squadron. (HIGHROLLER)




Task Force RG is tasked with extracting Osman Ali Atto (Role Player). This is a snatch and grab mission scheduled to last 2hours. The city is extremely hostile.


All units will start at our FoB . 2 x Talon Black hawks will insert (Rangers) Squad 1 & 2 into pre-arranged landing zones within the city limits. Target building will be marked by White (Civilian) Car. Satcom images and building location will be provided during OB. At this time exact location of Osman Ali Atto is unknown.

Rangers will move to secure the target building. Delta Team (VEGAS) will enter the building and secure the target. Excalibur will enter the city and extract all units from target building. 


RANGERS (Gambler) - Expect CQB, Enemy is expected to be high on amphetamines, impaired aim, aggressive, no fear. No armour expected. Squads will be required to disembark helo's via fast ropes. Expect casualties and pilot recovery if required.
SOAR (Talon) - Andrews will be flying 1 x UH60 (HQ Vehicle Super King 6). We need an additional 2 x pilots (min). Expected light AA, RPG's. AH6's will be available for gun runs, emergency extraction and Delta transport. Fast Rope insertion required via SOAR helos.
DELTA (Vegas) - Delta will be a roaming support unit. Primary goal - extraction of Osman Ali Atto. Sniper support, Recon, support other ground elements. 1 x SF HMMWV. Orders will be confirmed.
SUPPORT (Excalibur) - Will provide all transportation. 2 x LAV will used as emergency support (last resort) - Convoy for extraction will require 3 x HMMWV drivers. Rangers will gun the vehicles while being transported. Excalibur will also provide re-enforcement transport role when requested by HQ/Talon.


Ranger badge will be awarded for participation. 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 12:07