Al Monitor: Wagner leaves Syria to new company

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A Russian mercenary company, known as Redut PMC, ended the influence of Wagner in Syria after it disintegrated, as a result of the death of its leader, Evgeny Prigozhin, in a plane crash.

According to the Al Monitor website, Redut PMC took over most of the sites in Syria after the Wagner personnel left on planes departing from the Hmeimim air base.

Other Wagner members are currently handing over their weapons to the Syrian army and processing their documents, according to the report.

The report indicates that the Russian army succeeded in achieving its goal in cooperation with Redut PMC.

It’s noteworthy that Redut company, participated in the Russian attack on Ukraine in 2022 and appeared in the Syrian arena after that.

Redut company was founded during the collapse of the Soviet Union by Russian intelligence soldiers and officers.

Members of this group worked as contractors in the UAE, People Democratic Republic of Congo, Bahrain, and Iraq, until the group disbanded.

Later, a new military company called Redut was established after Russia’s intervention in Syria, and it was linked to the 45th Spetsnaz Airborne Brigade.

Information indicates that Redut was composed of former fighters from Wagner, and its mission was to protect facilities belonging to the Russian Stroy Transgas company, which is owned by Gennady Timchekno.

Despite its small capabilities, Redut was able to achieve influence in Syria with the help of its approximately 100 fighters, who were involved in the security of goods and sometimes carried out raids against ISIS fighters.

At the end of 2022, the Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Russian Parliament, Andrei Kartapolov, announced that Wagner group had been permanently disbanded, and that some fighters had been transferred to other structures, where they continue to carry out missions in African countries under a different sign and under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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