Tag Archives: Syria

Suspected Russian mercenary ex-colonel lands in Petersburg drunk tank with 95,000 dollars in his pockets

[Translate] Suspected Russian mercenary ex-colonel lands in Petersburg drunk tank with 95,000 dollars in his pockets Fontanka.ru 13:36, 6 june 2017 A retired police colonel carrying 5 million rubles (almost $90,000) was hospitalized in St. Petersburg on Monday, according to … Continue reading

Posted in Russia | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Kind of White

[Translate] A Kind of White Matt Rota for BuzzFeed News American survivors tell the inside story of the fatal explosion that killed a US military contractor with two children. The blunders that led up to his death expose deep problems … Continue reading

Posted in Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Casualties, Russia | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Companies, Russia, Training | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

World Vision rattles aid groups with solo operation for Syrians at Jordan border

[Translate] EXCLUSIVE: World Vision rattles aid groups with solo operation for Syrians at Jordan border By Sara Elizabeth Williams AMMAN, 24 January 2017 Some 70,000 Syrians are stranded in a demilitarised zone on the Jordan-Syria border, with aid severely limited … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, United Nations | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Russia | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Russia | Tagged , | Leave a comment

UK Mercenaries Fighting Daesh Should Not Be Punished – Ex-Special Forces Officer

[Translate] UK Mercenaries Fighting Daesh Should Not Be Punished – Ex-Special Forces Officer © Photo: Youtube/PressTV Documentaries Europe 16:37 20.12.2016(updated 16:38 20.12.2016) Get short URL 0 14420 Former UK servicemen who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to fight against … Continue reading

Posted in Mercenaries, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception

[Translate] World News | Thu Dec 15, 2016 | 8:06am EST Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception A man identified as a Russian mercenary leader in Ukraine and Syria by an authoritative website attended a Kremlin reception earlier this … Continue reading

Posted in Mercenaries, Russia | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Private Intelligence Contracting in Syria: Can the Department of Defense Outsource Intelligence Analysis?

[Translate] University of Baltimore Law Review Private Intelligence Contracting in Syria: Can the Department of Defense Outsource Intelligence Analysis? November 11, 2016  By University of Baltimore Law Review Staff  Tagged: Federal, Military Intelligence Private Intelligence Contracting in Syria:  Can the Department … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged , , | Leave a comment