Ex-Irish soldiers training Haftar’s forces in Libya

Ex-Irish soldiers training Haftar’s forces in Libya

According to the Irish Times, despite the UN arms embargo, an Irish company is using former Irish soldiers to train the military forces of Libyan general Khalifa Haftar in the east of the country. The Irish Times reported that an Ireland-based company, co-owned by former soldiers Danny Cluskey, Darren Kelly and Nigel McCormack, took a multimillion-euro contract in both 2023 and 2024 for the training. The Irish Times went on to say that the soldiers, formerly part of the Irish Defence Forces and it's Army Rangers Wing, had supplied the brigades' members with equipment and uniforms.

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