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Somalia cancels troop-training project

Somalia cancels troop-training project

Somalia's government has declared that it has cut ties with a private security company linked to Blackwater's founder that was going to train Somali forces to go after pirates and insurgents.
Deputy Security Minister Ibrahim Mohamed Yarow told The Associated Press that the Cabinet, meeting behind closed doors, canceled the agreement that the government had signed with Saracen International.
The AP reported last week that Erik Prince, whose former company Blackwater Worldwide became synonymous with the use of private U.S. security forces running amok in Iraq and Afghanistan, had quietly taken on a new role in helping to train troops in lawless Somalia. Blackwater guards were charged with killing 14 civilians in 2007 in a busy square in the Iraqi capital.


Updated : 2020-12-05 14:19 GMT+08:00