Turkey recruits over 17 000 Syrian fighters for war in Libya

07.08.2020, London.

A new group of 300 Syrian mercenaries arrived in Libya, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on August 6.

The Turkish Government keeps on sending mercenaries from Turkish backed Syrian groups to Libya to fight for the Government of National Accord (GNA) against the Libyan National Army (LNA).

The new group that arrived in Libya included almost 300 fighters from Sultan Murad, Al-Hamza Division and Sultan Suleyman Shah.

According to SOHR, “the number of recruits that came to Libya has increased to nearly 17 300 Syrian mercenaries, including 350 children under the age of 18 … 6 000 fighters have already returned back to Syria after their contracts have expired and their salaries have been paid. But Turkey continues to recruit mercenaries and bring them into Turkish territory for combat training“.

It is worth noting that the number of jihadists from Syria in Libya up to date has reached 10 000, including 2,500 Tunisians, according to SOHR data.

The number of Syrian mercenaries killed in Libya has increased up to 481, including 34 children under the age of eighteen, as well as some group commanders.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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