Somalia: what happened to tarnish Canada’s Peacekeeping reputation?
One night, members of the Canadian Airborne Regiment arrested a Somali teenager found wandering in the Canadian base camp. During the night the teen was tortured and beaten to death. At first, a military inquiry found that only a few low-rankin officers had committed this terrible, racist crime. As more evidence came to light, however, it became clear that there had been a high-level attempt to cover up the incident. And in 1995, the Airborne Regiment was disbanded.