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U.N. report says Trump ally Erik Prince violated Libya arms embargo

 

February 22, 2021

Erik Prince is the founder of Blackwater Worldwide. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer. ORG XMIT: 466632301

NAIROBI, KENYA – Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya by sending weapons to a militia commander who was attempting to overthrow the internationally backed government, according to U.N. investigators.

A confidential U.N. report obtained by the New York Times and delivered by investigators to the Security Council on Thursday reveals how Prince deployed a force of foreign mercenaries, armed with attack aircraft, gunboats and cyberwarfare capabilities, to eastern Libya at the height of a major battle in 2019.

As part of the operation, which the report said cost $80 million, the mercenaries also planned to form a hit squad that could track down and kill selected Libyan commanders.

https://www.startribune.com/u-n-report-says-trump-ally-erik-prince-violated-libya-arms-embargo/600025580/

 

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