165 Syrian mercenaries recruited by Turkey were killed in Libya, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports on April 5.
SOHR notes that this coincided with growing dissatisfaction among militants and their desire to return to Syria.
Syrian observatory activists have documented the elimination of nine Turkey supported militants, in clashes with Haftar forces on various fronts in Libya, bringing the total number of Turkish militants killed in military battles in Libya up to 165.
According to SOHR sources, the mercenaries were killed as a result of clashes on the Salah al-Din front line south of Tripoli, al-Ramla near Tripoli airport, the Al-Hadabah project area, Misrata and other areas in Libya.
On March 29 SOHR also reported that there is growing discontent among Syrian mercenaries in Libya because Turkey doesn’t keep its promises and that the mercenaries are living in terrible conditions in Libya. One of the mercenaries told SOHR that he regrets of coming to Libya and that the Turks don’t pay the promised salary of $2,000 per month to the militants.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency