BuzzFeed News: American Mercenaries

Number 28110
Subject Foreign Affairs
Source BuzzFeed News
State
Year 2018
Publication Date October 16, 2018
Summary This was an 8-month investigation that uncovered a privately-run assassination program in Yemen run by American Special Operations veterans and reservists working as mercenaries. Hired by the United Arab Emirates, Americans were sent to kill civilian political leaders from an Islamist party. The team, paid millions of dollars, was made up of about a dozen veterans from the most combat-skilled units America has: former SEALS, former Delta Force, and even former CIA ground branch. It was led by a charismatic former French Foreign Legionnaire who lives in the US suburbs.
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Keywords BuzzFeed News, Yemen, assassination, American Special Operations, veterans, SEALS
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