The UN is investigating Christiaan Durrant's alleged role in operation Opus to provide military ops to Khalifa Haftar in Libya, UN is also looking at Durrant's ex-boss Erik Prince

by @dylanwelch @KylesTaylor @jeanavivem HT @10milesbadroad featuring @RYP__
abc.net.au/news/2020-09-1…
This April 2019 story had reported that mercenaries affiliated with Erik Prince's FSG were secretly sent from Iraq and UAE to Libya to fight with General Khalifa Haftar's troops - the story was never corroborated by other news outlets

The fighter pilot, the mercenary boss & the warlord: a modern Libyan war story

The UN is investigating Christiaan Durrant's alleged role in operation Opus to provide military ops to Khalifa Haftar in Libya

@4corners @dylanwelch @KylesTaylor @jeanavivem

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Shortly before broadcast, Christiaan Durrant provided the statement below to Four Corners regarding their story:

bit.ly/2FCz3RG.

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