Germany detains 2 ex-soldiers trying to build mercenary force of up to 150 men to intervene in Yemen — RT World News

German authorities have detained two former Bundeswehr soldiers for trying to create a mercenary force up to 150 strong, to be used to help in the ongoing war in Yemen.

Prosecutors said on Wednesday that the pair, identified only as Arend-Adolf G. and Achim A. in accordance with Berlin’s privacy laws, had been arrested in southern Germany on suspicion of leading efforts to found a “terrorist organization.”

According to the allegations, ex-military personnel planned to create a force consisting of 100 to 150 men made up of former soldiers and police officers to help in the conflict in Yemen.

Arend Adolf G. was said to have been in charge of the recruitment process. He had already spoken with at least seven people “in order to win them over”For their scheme. is also available
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According to the statement, the two men’s driving motive was to earn around €40,000 ($46,560) “for each member of the unit” as a monthly mercenary wage by offering the army’s private services, specifically to Saudi Arabia. Despite Achim A.’s persistent attempts to contact Riyadh, however, the Saudi government agencies did not respond.

The prosecution claimed that both of the accused knew that their force would invariably have to kill civilians during the operation. is also available
‘Shameful milestone’: 10,000 Yemeni children killed or maimed in violence since 2015 – UNICEF

Saudi Arabia intervened during the Yemen conflict to defeat the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, who overthrew government forces in Yemen last year. It has been called the ongoing conflict. “world’s worst humanitarian crisis”The United Nations.

On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the UN’s children’s agency UNICEF revealed that 10,000 Yemeni children have been killed or maimed since the Saudi-led coalition swooped into the war-torn country – an average of four minors a day. These are just the figures UNICEF has confirmed, so there may be more deaths and injuries.  

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