Blackhawk Down
Click on the small photos below
Photo Index

Introduction Guns and fear Daily living The future

Mohamed Sheikh Ali, 28, holds his AK-47, which has seen him through 10 years of fighting. He is a gun for hire and fought against the U.S. Rangers in 1993 in the Bakhara marketplace.

Tobia on clan fighting's impact

© 1997 - 2004 Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution, or retransmission of any of the contents of this service without the express written consent of Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. is expressly prohibited.