Aegis to Support Basra Security

By John Lee.

London-based Aegis Defence Services has been selected by the Governor of Basra to provide him and his Security Committee with support in the procurement of enhancements to their security.

A formal contract was signed recently in Basra between the Governor and Aegis Chief Executive Graham Binns (pictured), who as a Major General commanded the British 7th Armoured Brigade when it led the siege of Basra in 2003. According to a report from The Telegraph, four years later he supervised the handover of the city to Iraqi security forces.

Maj Gen Binns told The Telegraph that the new role in Basra would involve “consultancy” rather than “boots on the ground”.

(Sources: Aegis, Telegraph)

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