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German mercenaries to fight UN-backed government in Somalia

May 23, 2010

The following article is from Deutsche Welle (DW), Bonn, Germany, citing nrt/dpa/AFP/Reuters as sources.

German mercenaries to fight UN-backed government in Somalia
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Editor:  Martin Kuebler.
May 23, 2010

A German security company has sealed a deal with a Somali warlord that politicians say violates UN sanctions. According to German TV, more than a 100 former Bundeswehr soldiers will fight as mercenaries in Somalia.

Former Bundeswehr soldiers are to fight as mercenaries in the civil war in Somalia, according to German public TV station NDR.

Asgaard German Security Group, a company based in Telgte near Muenster in northwestern Germany, has clinched a deal with Somali opposition politician Galadod Abdinur Ahmad Darman, who wants to topple the internationally-recognized Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Somalia.

Security experts warn that a Somali warlord backed by highly-trained Western soldiers could shift the fragile political balance in the east African country and spark a bloodbath…

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Deutsche Welle, 23 May
Hiiraan Online, 23 May
Medeshi, 23 May


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