Guns for Hire The Renewed Dependency on Mercenary Fighters

Countries like Russia and Turkey are increasingly using mercenaries to fight wars on their behalf. It complicates efforts to end such conflicts and turns war into a way of life for some.
A pro-government militia fighter with a wounded comrade in Tripoli.

A pro-government militia fighter with a wounded comrade in Tripoli.

Foto: 

Ricard Garcia Vilanova / AP Photo

Fighters for the Sarraj government in Tripoli

Fighters for the Sarraj government in Tripoli

Foto: XINHUA / SIPA USA
DER SPIEGEL 29/2020
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