المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Libya crises: some factions disobey Turkish orders to join, and others are preparing hundreds of fighters to be transferred to Libya

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that Turkish intelligence has begun to transfer new batches of Turkish-backed factions from the Syrian area of Tal Abyad into Turkish territory, in order to transfer them to Libya.

According to Observatory sources, Turkish intelligence has asked the commanders of “National Army” to introduce new lists containing the names of hundreds of fighters to be sent to Libya to fight. The “National Army”, in turn, has instructed its factions to do so, and several factions have submitted lists of names exceeding 2,200 names to date, most notably “Ahrar al-Sharqi”, “Al Sharqia Army”, “Sultan Murad” and other factions.

Several factions have refrained from sending their fighters, before Turkish requests turn into direct orders.

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that the command of the Turkish-backed “National Army” is still suspending funds for “Al-Rahman Corps”, whose fighters are from eastern Ghouta and Homs province.

According to SOHR sources, the Corps’ sources of funding have been blocked after dodging from responding to the National Army’s request, ordered by Turkey, regarding lists including names of fighters of “Al-Rahman Corps” to be sent for fighting on the side of the “Government of National Accord” in Libya.

As a result, the Turkish-backed “National Army” has stopped funding “Al-Rahman Corps” for nearly two months and reduced amounts of food and ammunition allocated for the Corps.

It is noteworthy that fighters of “Al-Rahman Corps” have left to Libya individually after being recruited by Turkey, since they were shipped with other mercenaries for fighting for Turkey’s interests there.

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