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Gaddafi's mercenaries… recruited from all directions?

Colonel Gaddafi did use mercenaries if we are to believe the photos circulating on the internet. Below. we notice men armed with RPGs, like the Chadian rezzous, who include a mixture of very white or Asian men and blacks. Which would seem to support all-out recruitment, on both the European and African sides. On board, there are rifles equipped with bayonets. And in the second vehicle, what seems to be rather than a machine gun is an automatic grenade launcher (450 rounds / minute, 30 mm, Russian manufacture type AGS 17 or AGS 30, an Internet user explained to me – see here).

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).