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Tahnoun bin Zayed’s secret tools in recruiting mercenaries revealed

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Leaked documents revealed some of the hidden tools of Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the National Security Adviser in the UAE, in recruiting mercenaries to fight on behalf of Abu Dhabi.

The documents exposed the role of the Syrian mercenary Muhammad Somar Ajalyaqin in recruiting hundreds of contractors with the Black Shield security company, mainly from Sudan and Syria, to fight as mercenaries and militias in Libya.

According to the documents, the UAE promotes companies concerned with food and medicine. Then, in secret, it recruits mercenaries through suspicious ways and sends them to fight in Libya and other hotbeds of tension.

The documents revealed that the Emirati holding companies headed by Tahnoun were supported by a team of assistants led by the Syrian Ajalyaqin and the Palestinian Muhammad Dahlan.

The most prominent companies and names associated with the mercenary network, including the International Holding Company IHC, contracted with the Black Shield security company to recruit hundreds of contractors, mainly from Sudan, to fight as mercenaries and militias in Libya.

In an extensive investigation based on direct interviews with the victims, Human Rights Watch revealed that the Emirati company had contracted with more than 270 young Sudanese to work in the UAE as security guards.

But it deceived them after a long series of procedures until it plunged them into “the furnace of war in Libya without their knowledge.”

The company has been working under the direct supervision of Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is chairing it and acting on his behalf in managing its dirty business, the Ajalyaqin, since October 4, 2020.

Ajalyaqin is a pivotal part in the file of mercenary recruitment, as he assumes, with his responsibility in the International Holding Company, the role of an advisor in the royal group Roya Group, which Tahnoun bin Zayed also chairs its board of directors.

This company is considered the largest shareholder in the International Holding Company, which contracted with “Black Shield” to recruit mercenaries under cover of providing security services in the Emirates for the benefit of civilian institutions, mainly.

Dozens of deceived people talked to the media about the reality of those contracts and that they were trained in combat weapons to fight wars, not to secure civilian facilities.

These deceived people were transferred after a training period to various hotbeds of tension, most notably Libya, to fight alongside Khalifa Haftar’s brigades and to protect the oil fields controlled by the UAE militias in Libya.

Victims from Syria confirmed that the so-called Ajalyaqin – who has become the dirty arm of Tahnoun bin Zayed – forced several young people to travel to Libya after threatening them with imprisonment on charges of violating the terms of the contract.

The name Ajalyaqinwas mentioned among ten people brought before the Criminal Court in The Hague on charges of human trafficking by the legal advisor to the Sudanese victims in the Black Shield case Omar Obaid.

The Emirates Organization for Human Rights and several international human rights organizations announced the start of procedures to file a lawsuit against an Emirati company that financed the arming of mercenaries in Libya.

It is related to the prosecution of the International Holding Company (IHC), based in Abu Dhabi, for its role in financing and arming mercenary militias to fight in Libya and fuel the internal conflict in the country.

Previously, in a statement by Emirates Leaks, human rights organizations revealed that the International Holding Company, IHC, had contracted with Black Shield to recruit hundreds of young people to fight as mercenaries in Libya.

Witnesses confirmed that the so-called Ajalyaqin, who holds the position of vice-chairman of the IHC board of directors, forced many young people to travel to Libya after threatening them with imprisonment on charges of breaching the terms of the contract.

The International Holding Company is an investment holding company established in 1998 in Abu Dhabi and listed under the name IHC on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

The company claims to focus on investment and sustainable services by developing and managing several companies, which focus on diversified investments, the healthcare ecosystem, the food industry and real estate.