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A trainee at a camp in Somalia in October 2010. The camp was run by Saracen International, a South African military firm.
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Somalia: Private Army Formed to Fight Somali Pirates Leaves Troubled Legacy

A trainee at a camp in Somalia in October 2010. The camp was run by Saracen International, a South African military firm. WASHINGTON — It seemed like a simple idea: In the chaos that is Somalia, create a sophisticated, More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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This Story Of A CIA-Backed Somalia Anti-Piracy Squad Is Unbelievable

MOGADISHU — An attempt by CIA-connected trainers to create a sophisticated counter-piracy force in Somalia turned into hundreds of half-trained and well-armed Somali mercenaries being left to their own devices More...