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Ex-soldiers offered mercenaries $10,000 a week to join a private army that would fight in Yemen’s civil war, prosecutors says


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Wagner: Gaddafi’s son faces arrest over Russian mercenaries


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Wagner: Gaddafi’s son faces arrest over Russian mercenaries


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U.S. troops who came under fire from Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks

U.S. troops who came under fire from Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacksNBC News’ Richard Engel took an exclusive trip inside Eastern Syria with U.S. Special Forces Gen. Jonathan Braga, who said troops would be ready for another attack.



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U.S. Military Battle with Possible Russian Mercenaries: 'Our Strikes Were Done out of Self-Defense'

U.S. Military Battle with Possible Russian Mercenaries: 'Our Strikes Were Done out of Self-Defense'Both the Pentagon and the Russian government are deemphasizing the Feb. 7 incident because a wider conflict that is spiraling out of control does not benefit anyone. The Pentagon is reiterating that a battle in Syria that allegedly left some number of Russian mercenaries dead was purely an act of self-defense on the part of U.S. forces. Indeed, the Pentagon still does not know exactly who it is that American forces targeted during their retaliatory strike on Feb. 7.



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Russian mercenaries, a discrete weapon in Syria

Russian mercenaries, a discrete weapon in SyriaThe death of Russian citizens in Syria from a US coalition strike last week, which has been played down by both Moscow and Washington, has exposed the role of Russian mercenaries in the multi-front conflict. The incident followed a steady trickle of reports about Russians dying in battle in Syria while employed as guns for hire in a privately-owned outfit whose role may be securing oilfields for President Bashar al-Assad. Russia on Thursday has finally recognised that five Russian citizens, not officially affiliated with the Russian military, were likely killed in the strikes in eastern Syria, in the first admission of non-military combat casualties.



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Russia says kills 180 jihadists, mercenaries in Syria

Russia says kills 180 jihadists, mercenaries in SyriaSome 120 Islamic State fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries were killed in a series of Russian air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defence ministry in Moscow said on Saturday. Puzzlingly, the ministry also said three senior IS commanders including Omar al-Shishani had been confirmed dead as a result of an earlier Russian strike. Moscow reported al-Shishani’s death despite the fact that the Pentagon said in 2016 the notorious fighter had been killed by American troops in Iraq.



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