World American mercenaries were hired by the United Arab Emirates, as part of the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen, to carry out assassinations of Islamist political leaders and clerics in 2015, according to a BuzzFeed report. Spear Operations Group, which is incorporated in Delaware, agreed with the UAE to conduct targeted killings at a fee of $1.5 million per month plus undisclosed bonuses, according to the exclusive report by BuzzFeed News published Tuesday. The company recruited elite veterans from the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, offering them about $25,000 per month. “There was a targeted assassination program in Yemen,” Spear founder Abraham Golan, a Hungarian-Israeli security contractor who resides near Pittsburgh, confirmed to BuzzFeed News. “I was running it. We did it. It was sanctioned by the UAE within the coalition.” Although the company’s actions operated in a legal gray area, it is unclear whether they were actually illegal under U.S. law or whether anyone involved could face prosecution. While the U.S. has laws against killing, injuring and kidnapping in foreign countries, it does not ban mercenaries from fighting for foreign militaries. Spear ensured that its troops were officially given UAE uniforms, weapons and credentials before embarking on their missions…. Read full this story
- UK tables UN security council resolution calling for Yemen truce
- Who are the Houthis and why are they fighting the Saudi coalition in Yemen?
- Bombed into famine: how Saudi air campaign targets Yemen’s food supplies
- 'The violence is unbearable': medics in Yemen plead for help
- Yemen: up to 85,000 young children dead from starvation
- Saudi Arabia appoints its first female ambassador to US
- More Than Half Of Saudi Oil Output Hit After Drone Attacks On Aramco Plants
- Facebook removes campaign with ties to Saudi Arabian government
- AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern
- News Analysis: U.S. blacklisting Iran's IRGC has limited impact on Yemen's conflict
American Mercenaries Worked for Saudi-Led Coalition to Assassinate Clerics and Islamist Political Figures in Yemen have 308 words, post on www.newsweek.com at October 16, 2018. This is cached page on Law Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.