The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkey’s mercenaries: 6,650 Syrian mercenaries volunteer to go to Libya, 117 mercenaries killed in Tripoli so far and 150 others cross to Europe

SOHR activists have documented a spike in the number of Syrian mercenaries who joined the military operations in Libya and killed there, to 117. The fatalities are 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 150 fighters of those who arrived earlier in Libya, crossed to Europe.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has recently refrained from publishing any Libya-related Syrian mercenaries information due to the intense and brutal Russian-led regime assaults on Idlib and Aleppo and the ensuing killing and destruction that plagued the region.

Over the recent period, SOHR sources reported that the number of recruits who arrived in Tripoli up to date, rose to nearly 4,750, while nearly 1,900 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.