المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkey’s recruitment of Syrian mercenaries: Turkey receives more volunteers exceeding the number it requests and more mercenaries killed in Tripoli

The registration of volunteers who desire to engage the war in Libya is continuing, along with the arrival of more batches of mercenaries in Libya.

SOHR sources report that the number of recruits who arrived in Tripoli up to date, rose to nearly 4,700, while nearly 1,800 others arrived in Turkey to undergo training courses.

Despite the number of mercenaries who volunteered to go to Libya has exceeded 6,000, the number that Turkey requested, recruitment is still spreading in Afrin, areas under control of “Euphrates Shield” factions and NE Syria region. The volunteers are fighters of the factions “al-Mu’tasim Division, Sultan Murad, Suqur Al-Shamal Brigade, Al-Hamzat, Al-Sham Corps, Suliman Shah and Samarkand Brigade”.

The recruitment of more mercenaries is continuing despite the popular discontent against the Turkish operation of sending Syrians to Libya at the same time when they have to stay to repel the Russian and regime operations in Idlib and Aleppo.

SOHR activists also documented a spike in the number of Syrian mercenaries who joined the military operations in Libya and killed there, to 80, all of the factions “al-Mu’tasim Division, Sultan Murad, Suqur Al-Shamal Brigade, Al-Hamzat and Suleiman Shah”.

According to very reliable SOHR sources, the fatalities were killed in clashes in Salah Al-Din in the south of Tripoli, frontline in Al-Ramlah near Tripoli Airport, and Al-Hadabah Project area. The casualties are taken to three medical points (Al-Mashtal Sanitarium, Qaddour Sanitarium, Ghout Al-Sha’al Sanitarium).

It is noteworthy that nearly 64 fighters of those who arrived earlier in Libya, crossed to Europe.

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