Turkey's involvement in Libya war: 7,400 Syrian mercenaries volunteer to go to Libya, nearly 200 of whom killed in Libyan territory so far • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Turkey’s involvement in Libya war: 7,400 Syrian mercenaries volunteer to go to Libya, nearly 200 of whom killed in Libyan territory so far

Syrian Observatory activists has documented a spike in death toll of the Syrian mercenaries who were killed in the ongoing military operations in Libya. Nine Turkish-backed mercenaries were killed in battles with Haftar’s forces on several frontlines in Libya, bringing the total death toll of Turkish-backed Syrian proxies who were killed in military operations in Libya to 199.

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 on frontlines of Salah Al-Din in the south of Tripoli, Al-Ramlah near Tripoli Airport, Al-Hadabah Project area, Misrata and other areas in Libya.

Meanwhile, Turkey continues sending batches of Syrian mercenaries to to Libya, with the aim of joining battles in the side of the “Government of National Accord” against the “Libyan National Army”. Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that a new batch of  tens of Turkish-backed Syrian fighters have arrived in Libya.

Accordingly, the number of recruits who arrived in Tripoli up to date, rose to nearly 5,300, while nearly 2,100 others arrived in Turkey to undergo training courses.