Category Archives: Mercenaries

Return of the mercenaries

aeon Essays Return of the mercenaries Two centuries ago, public armies replaced private ones as the dominant tool of warfare. Now, private armies are back by Sean McFate Portuguese mercenaries fighting for the Front National de Libération de l’Angola in … Continue reading

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Ancient and Modern: The mercenaries of IS and ancient Greece

Ancient and Modern: The mercenaries of IS and ancient Greece Jihadi warriors boast that they don’t fear death… but what when the money to pay them runs out? Peter Jones 16 January 2016 Last week we read that Isis was … Continue reading

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Young boys recruited to be ISIS mercenaries

EXCLUSIVE Young boys recruited to be ISIS mercenaries January 16, 2016 8:52 pm FOREIGN-trained mercenaries of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) took advantage of the pitiful plight of the residents of a Muslim community by recruiting teenagers … Continue reading

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Mercenaries and International Law

Mercenaries and International Law

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Mercenaries and the Congo Crisis

Mercenaries and the Congo Crisis

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Mercenaries from Belarus who participate in the Ukrainian conflict can receive up to 7 years in prison

Google Translation Mercenaries from Belarus who participate in the Ukrainian conflict can receive up to 7 years in prison. Original URL – http://ng.sb.by/politika-3/article/voenno-potrebitelskiy-interes.html At the Minsk railway station arrested a mercenary from Novopolotsk, who fought in the Ukraine in the … Continue reading

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Militia source claims Kiev sent up to 300 foreign mercenaries to Donbas conflict zone

Militia source claims Kiev sent up to 300 foreign mercenaries to Donbas conflict zone World December 23, 16:11 UTC+3 According to a source in the defense ministry of the unrecognized Donetsk republic, a group of around 100 Turkish mercenaries has … Continue reading

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Iran recruiting Pakistani Shiite fighters for combat in Syria

Middle East Dec. 11, 2015 | 12:19 AM Iran recruiting Pakistani Shiite fighters for combat in Syria Babak Dehghanpisheh| Reuters BEIRUT: For years, websites linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard have posted articles eulogizing Shiite fighters who die in Syria. But … Continue reading

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Australian mercenary reportedly killed in Yemen

Australian mercenary reportedly killed in Yemen December 9, 2015 – 4:09PM Marissa Calligeros and AAP Fighting in the Yemeni city of Taiz, where tribal fighters have been battling with Shiite rebels known as Houthis. Photo: AP An Australian mercenary has … Continue reading

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Gulf Monarchies Love Mercenaries

Gulf Monarchies Love Mercenaries Guns-for-hire, many of them Colombian, bolster the region’s small armies Middle East November 23, 2015 Thomas Baron 9 Bahrain1 mercenaries1 United Arab Emirates1 Yemen4 In an attempt to bolster its ground operations in Yemen, the Saudi-led … Continue reading

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