US Mercenaries from DynCorp Have Arrived In Yemen

The US defense industry had found another cash cow

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Originally Appeared at German Economic News. Translated from the German by Kay Olms


New mercenary's from DynCorp have arrived in Yemen to fight the rebels in the country. They are meant to replace those of Blackwater, who had previously been killed one after the other by the rebels.

The first mercenaries of the private US military company arrived last Wednesday at the port of Ras Omran, southwest of Aden. They will replace the mercenaries of Academi, formerly Blackwater, since they weren't able to withstand in the fight against the Houthi rebels, as was reported by the Greek newspaper Tribune.

According to a report by TeleSUR, about 39 Blackwater mercenaries were killed in Yemen over the past few weeks. Already on 1. February, Blackwater's commander-in-chief Nicholas Boutros was killed during fight against the rebels in the province of Lahij. They were forced to retreat from the region of Bab-el-Mandeb completely .

The mercenaries from DynCorp are being sent on behalf of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) into Yemen. The UAE support the government in Sana'a against the rebels. DynCorp is to receive three billion dollars for the service.

Amnesty International's (AI) Senior Crisis Response Adviser, Donatella Rovera, said in an Interview with the Viennese Standard, that all parties representing the conflict in Yemen had been responsible for civilian casualties, but that most casualties had resulted from the air strikes of the Saudi-led coalition.

She also points to the active involvement of the EU and USA. "The EU member states, as well as the United States, are supporting these bombardments -  99.9 percent of the missiles and bombs I have seen in Yemen came from U.S. manufacturing, including internationally outlawed cluster bombs. Consultants from the United States and possibly also from the UK, are assisting the coalition with the selection of targets“, said Rovera.


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