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UAE/Yemen: Report of targeted killings

A team from Delaware-registered private security company Spear Operations Group has been active in southern Yemen, BuzzFeed News said in a detailed report published on 16 October. Those interviewed included former United States special forces personnel and other nationals with similar military backgrounds, some of whom were enlisted prior to their deployment to Yemen into the Presidential Guard, an arm of the UAE Armed Forces.

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