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Hired soldiers known as mercenaries have been around as long as modern war itself. So what's causing the current rise in these outsourced armies? Dr Keith Suter details a brief history of mercenaries, why a resurgence in their use is leading to the privatisation of war, and which group employed by Putin is said to be after Ukraine's leader Volodymyr Zelensky.
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