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Waco siege

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A Bird's Eye View of the Waco Siege

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Lessons from the Waco siege

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ATF Raid on Branch Davidian compound at Waco TX in 1993

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The ATF Raid the Branch Davidians | National Geographic

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LIVE REPORT FEB 28, 1993 | THE WACO SIEGE

The Waco siege was the siege of a compound belonging to the religious sect Branch Davidians, carried out by American federal and Texas state law enforcement, as well as the U.S. military, between February 28 and April 19, 1993. The Branch Davidians were led by David Koresh and were headquartered at Mount Carmel Center ranch in the community of Axtell, Texas, 13 miles east-northeast of Waco. Suspecting the group of stockpiling illegal weapons, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) obtained a search warrant for the compound and arrest warrants for Koresh and a select few of the group's members.
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  • Background 

  • Prelude 

  • ATF raid 

  • FBI siege 

  • Final assault and burning of Mount Carmel 

  • Aftermath 

  • Controversies 

  • Equipment and manpower 

  • Legacy 

  • Bibliography