Russia Leans on Mercenary Forces to Gain Back Worldwide Influence

Russia Leans on Mercenary Forces to Gain Back Worldwide Influence

In October, dozens of armed Russian mercenaries fanned out across two Libyan oil ports. Brought in by a renegade Libyan general, they assisted rebel forces wrest control of the oil-rich area from the Libyan federal government.

After the battling ended, a delegation of mining and oil executives from previous Soviet states showed up looking for organisation with the rebels who now managed the ports, Libyan immigration records show.

Nearly …

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