Six Colombian soldiers and commanded their division the Australian officer were killed in a battle with kushitskie militiamen near Bab-El-Mandeb, located in the Yemeni province Ties.
All the victims were part of the so-called «foreign Legion», formed the United Arab Emirates, mainly of Latin American mercenaries. Be informed of the name of the murdered officer – Philip Statman.
According to media reports, the brigade was organized by the former owner of the American firm Blackwater Worldwide Erik Prince. Blackwater has created in Iraq, a private army that served for the Americans ‘dirty work’.
In the unit of 450 soldiers. There are also mercenaries from Panama, El Salvador and Chile. They receive 2.000-3.000 dollars a month. The expert Shawn Machat notes that the mercenary army is a convenient solution for rich countries, whose citizens do not want to fight.