AFP SAUL LOEB
The American newspaper “New York Times” quoted a United Nations report that Eric Prince, former head of “Blackwater” and a major supporter of former President Donald Trump, violated the arms embargo in Libya.
The newspaper said that Prince had offered to supply weapons, drones and mercenaries to a Libyan militia leader seeking to overthrow the internationally recognized government, according to UN investigators.
The secret report, which investigators delivered to the Security Council on Thursday, revealed how Prince deployed a force of foreign mercenaries, armed with attack aircraft and gunboats, in 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 an intervention team that could track down and kill some Libyan leaders.
Under the Trump administration, Prince was a generous donor and a staunch ally of the former president, and he used his efforts to undermine criticism of Trump.
And media outlets published official documents in 2019 confirming that Prince carried out new operations in Iraq.
And the private military company, Blackwater, notoriously for its involvement in war crimes.
Source: “The New York Times” + RT