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Russian private security firm says it had armed men in east Libya

[Translate] Exclusive – Russian private security firm says it had armed men in east Libya FILE PHOTO: General Khalifa Haftar, commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), leaves after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, … Continue reading

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Mysterious Russian private military group pops up again in media reports

[Translate] Mysterious Russian private military group pops up again in media reports March 7, 2017 Igor Rozin, RBTH Russian media allege a link between Ivan Slyshkin, who was killed in Syria in February, and the Wagner Group, a private Russian … Continue reading

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The Blackwater of Jihad

[Translate] The Magazine Feature The Blackwater of Jihad A consortium of elite, well-paid fighters from across the former Soviet Union are training jihadis in Syria. Their business model could go global. By Rao Komar, Christian Borys, Eric Woods February 10, … Continue reading

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Putin’s Mercenaries

[Translate] Putin’s Mercenaries A change in Russian law now allows mercenaries in the country to fight abroad. Recruitment of the new private soldiers is already in progress – and not just for deployments in Syria. Von Willi Neumann und Steffen … Continue reading

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In Russia may appear private military companies

[Translate] In Russia may appear private military companies In 2017 DOSAAF of Russia celebrates its 90th anniversary. On the eve of the Chairman of society Alexander Kolmakov has summed up the year and told about that, what innovations expect DOSAAF … Continue reading

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Where Have the Liberators of Palmyra Disappeared?

[Translate] Where Have the Liberators of Palmyra Disappeared? December 11, 2016 Jamila Assi The following article was published by South Front on 5 May 2016. We republish it today after the loss of Palmyra for the second time. Leen Ibrahim … Continue reading

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Ghost soldiers: the Russians secretly dying for the Kremlin in Syria

[Translate] Thu Nov 3, 2016 | 2:04pm EDT Ghost soldiers: the Russians secretly dying for the Kremlin in Syria A portrait of Russian contractor Maxim Kolganov, who was killed in combat in Syria, is pictured on a grave in his … Continue reading

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Russian Restaurateur With Ties to Putin

[Translate] U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Russian Restaurateur With Ties to Putin Yevgeny Prigozhin is accused of possessing links to private military force that fought in Ukraine, Syria ENLARGE The U.S. Treasury Department officially sanctioned Yevgeny Prigozhin, seen in August, for … Continue reading

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Russian Private Military Companies As Licensed Tool of Terror

[Translate] Russian Private Military Companies As Licensed Tool of Terror By alexander | on 11/24/2015 | 6 Comments | Main News | News | Russian Military Assessment InformNapalm international volunteer community presents an interesting review article written by Vyacheslav Gusarov, an information … Continue reading

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Russia’s Paramilitary Mercenaries Emerge From The Shadows

[Translate] Russia’s Paramilitary Mercenaries Emerge From The Shadows December 16, 2016 Aleksandr Gostev Robert Coalson Dmitry Utkin, who uses the nom de guerre “Vagner” and is believed to be the head of an unregistered private military contracting agency called ChVK Vagner … Continue reading

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