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The corruption behind sale of French tanks used in Yemen war

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A Leclerc tank sold to the United Arab Emirates by France. © Nexter A Leclerc tank sold to the United Arab Emirates by France. © Nexter

Documents obtained by Wikileaks and shared with Mediapart, German publication Der Spiegel and Italy's La Repubblica have revealed a state secret: the hidden corruption behind the sale of French tanks to the United Arab Emirates. The tanks involved in that deal have since been deployed in the current war in Yemen, a conflict which, according to the United Nations, has led to the worse humanitarian crisis in the world. Fabrice Arfi reports.