- The Kremlin's attempt to take control of the mercenary group Wagner is causing security concerns in the Middle East and Africa.
- Wagner fighters are leaving their camps in the Central African Republic, raising fears of rebel takeovers.
- A chaotic transition between Wagner and Russian control in Syria is sparking concerns of attacks on oil and gas fields.
- The deal brokered by Belarus to halt Wagner's march on Moscow involves absorbing fighters into Russia's regular army.
- The uncertainty over Wagner's future role is causing chaos in the countries where the group operates.
Kremlin’s Wagner Shake-Up Rattles Nerves in Africa, Middle East
The Kremlin's push to control mercenary group Wagner triggers security fears in the Middle East and Africa. Chaos ensues as Wagner fighters leave camps in the Central African Republic, and concerns arise over the transition in Syria.