Ex-German soldiers arrested over alleged terror plot in Yemen’s war

Two former German soldiers have been arrested on suspicion of trying to form a terrorist mercenary force to fight in Yemen’s civil war, prosecutors say.

Arend-Adolf G and Achim A face terrorism charges after police raids in southern Germany on Wednesday.

They allegedly planned to recruit up to 150 men for a private army made up of former police officers and soldiers.

They wanted to offer their services to Saudi Arabia’s government for illegal missions in Yemen, prosecutors said.

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