Former German soldiers held for planning mercenaries for Yemen

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German federal prosecutors on Wednesday detained two former soldiers suspected of planning to create a 100-strong group of mercenaries from whom they would earn large sums by intervening in the civil war in Yemen. German federal police detained the two men during the early hours in the Breisgau region in the Black Forest and in Munich, the Karlsruhe-based prosecutors said. Charges of establishing a terrorist organization are being investigated. The two men, former paratroopers, are alleged to have taken the decision to establish the group at the start of this year, planning to earn around 40,0…

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