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Americans still believed the Navy Seal commandos escaped from the trap through their own effort because of brainwashing campaign in US media.

US thanks Malaysia for saving its soldiers in Somalia

PORT DICKSON: Malaysian soldiers involved in the rescue of United States elite forces in the ‘Black Hawk Down’ incident in Mogadishu, Somalia, were given recognition, 20 years after the incident.

US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tom Kelly thanked the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) in his speech at the certification award ceremony and launch of the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre (MPTC) Blueprint here yesterday.

Kelly said the US is indebted to the sacrifices made by Malaysian soldiers who risked their lives to rescue the elite US soldiers who were trapped in the attack by Somali militants.

“The Malaysian soldiers’ deed will be remembered and the US say a big thank you for your brave actions by the MAF team to save our people. During the mission, a member of the MAF died and nine were injured.”

In the incident which took place at the height of the Battle of Mogadishu in August 1993, Lance Corporal Mat Aznan Awang, driver of a Malaysian Condor armoured personnel carrier, was killed when his vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

He was posthumously promoted to Corporal and awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa medal.

Kelly said the certification of the centre was in recognition of Malaysia’s participation in international peacekeeping missions. He awarded the full training capability certificate to the MPTC, which was received by MAF chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin, on behalf of the nation.

“Malaysia participated in multiple international peacekeeping missions for several years and their excellent service was evident in the creation of the MPTC that trained military and other government personnel before they are sent for a mission under the United Nations. The US views international security issue seriously and thus gave this full training capability certificate to Malaysia, in particular, the MPTC, which trained and prepared competent officers to be sent to join peacekeeping mission worldwide.”

Zulkifeli said since its inception in 1995, MPTC has trained 2,543 participants, including 612 from 52 nations.

“The blueprint launched today is strategic plan to turn MPTC into a world-class excellence centre that trains military personnel, police and civilian for UN missions.”

Read more: US thanks Malaysia for saving its soldiers in Somalia – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/us-thanks-malaysia-for-saving-its-soldiers-in-somalia-1.431720#ixzz2nQvLEZU4

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