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After deadly Syrian battle, evidence of Russian losses was obscured | Reuters, Feb 5, 2019
According to relatives and a battlefield witness, the fighters all died in the clash in Syria’s Deir al-Zor region, which took place overnight on Feb. 7.

    Such practices, an unusual pattern for Russian fighters killed in Syria, would have helped conceal heavy casualties until after President Vladimir Putin’s re-election in mid-March.

On whether death certificates issued by Russian officials contained incorrect information, Peskov said it wasn’t a question for the Kremlin. He added that he didn’t know whether there was a delay in returning the bodies.

Russian officials at the consulate issued more than 60 death certificates in the first part of last year through April 8, according to documents seen by Reuters. At least 33 of those were between March 22 and April 8. The election was on March 18.
death  Russia  mercenaries  DeirEzZor  Mar15  ForeignFighters 
29 days ago by elizrael
Special Report - Inside the UAE’s secret hacking team of U.S. mercenaries | Reuters
Two weeks after leaving her position as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. National Security Agency in 2014, Lori Stroud was in the Middle East working as a hacker for an Arab monarchy.
uae  mercenaries  code  programming  hacking  arab  usa  nsa 
7 weeks ago by xer0x
Saudi Arabia’s Blood Pact With a Genocidal Strongman | The American Conservative, Dec 5, 2018
The Saudis and UAE bribed Sudan's president to send Janjaweed fighters to be cannon fodder in Yemen. It's not working out.
Darfur  Sudan  mercenaries  UAE  Saudi-Arabia  Yemen  foreign_aid  ForeignFighters  naturalResources 
december 2018 by elizrael
Saudi Arabia’s Blood Pact With a Genocidal Strongman | The American Conservative
Buying Taha did not come cheaply. “The reports on this put the figure, reliably, at between $20 and $25 million dollars,” Abdulrahman al-Amin told me, “which doesn’t count the mansion that Taha was given by the Emiratis on Dubai’s Palms Island.” Worse yet, as Bashir was informed, Taha had secretly taken on Saudi citizenship—which put him under the protection of Mohammed bin Salman.
saudiarabia  sudan  mercenaries  yemen  mbs  khashoggi 
december 2018 by yorksranter
Russia sends its own signals on Libya by hosting Hifter
It should be also taken into consideration that the other group of Russian stakeholders that is led by Ramzan Kadyrov is backing Tripoli and still maintains high status and resources sufficient to influence the Kremlin in order to avoid an excessive shift toward Hifter in Russian policy in Libya.
libya  chechnya  russia  mercenaries  kadyrov 
november 2018 by yorksranter
Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Killing Other Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi’s Death - The New York Times
The investigation has shown the general to be a grandiose and ambitious novice to intelligence who sought to impress the crown prince with unauthorized schemes for black operations, the person said // also, Nader. that's the paedo!
iran  saudiarabia  trump  russia  blackwater  mercenaries  noncesense 
november 2018 by yorksranter
American assassin mercs
UAE hired American ex-special forces to murder people in Yemen
yemen  uae  assassination  america  politics  military  mercenaries 
october 2018 by nelson
American Mercenaries Were Hired To Assassinate Politicians In The Middle East
Spear Operations Group’s private assassination mission marks the confluence of three developments transforming the way war is conducted worldwide:

• Modern counterterrorism combat has shifted away from traditional military objectives — such as destroying airfields, gun emplacements, or barracks — to killing specific individuals, largely reshaping war into organized assassinations.

• War has become increasingly privatized, with many nations outsourcing most military support services to private contractors, leaving frontline combat as virtually the only function that the US and many other militaries have not contracted out to for-profit ventures.

• The long US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have relied heavily on elite special forces, producing tens of thousands of highly trained American commandos who can demand high private-sector salaries for defense contracting or outright mercenary work.
military  war  mercenaries  politics 
october 2018 by max_read
US Navy SEAL Jailed In Serbia
In the 1990s, Bojovic was reportedly a soldier for Serbian paramilitary leader Željko “Arkan” Ražnatović, who was accused of war crimes during the Bosnian and Kosovo wars. In 2012, police in Madrid said Bojovic and his men killed a fellow criminal and then ate his flesh and threw his bones in a river.
mercenaries 
october 2018 by yorksranter
Retired Australian Major General Mike Hindmarsh faces questions about knowledge of civilian attacks in Yemen - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
"I'd imagine it's not quite what the Australians had in mind when they moved to Abu Dhabi on a tax free salary," Mr Donaghy said.
mercenaries  sasr  aussie  uae  yemen 
october 2018 by yorksranter

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