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Erik Prince’s Mercenaries Are Bombing Libya

An AT-802U at the Dubai Air Show in 2013. PHOTO: Brimley

For-profit combat pilots fly Emirati Air Tractors

By Arnaud Deladlande | 14 January 2017

WAR IS BORING — On Jan. 11, 2017, Intelligence Online — a professional journal covering the world’s intelligence services — revealed that the pilots of Air Tractor attack planes flying from Al Khadim air base in Libya are private contractors working for Erik Prince, the founder of the company formerly known as Blackwater.

War Is Boring’s own sources in Libya confirmed the assertion. Our sources said that the pilots flying the United Arab Emirates Air Force IOMAX AT-802 Air Tractors — converted crop-dusters — are mercenaries and aren’t Arabs.

Most of the for-profit aviators are American, according to IOL. Prince denied involvement in the UAE air operations. […]

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