Syrian fighters transported to Libya try to flee to Italy Middle East Monitor • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Syrian fighters transported to Libya try to flee to Italy Middle East Monitor

Some of the 2,000 Syrian fighters who were transported to Libya to fight with the UN-supported National Accord Government (GNA) against its competitor Khalifa Haftar have in fact fled to Europe, according to the Libyan National Army (LNA) from Haftar.

UK-based media website the Investigation Journal reported today that NLA General Ahmed Al-Mismari said: Mercenaries do not believe they will return to Turkey or Syria, so trying to get to Europe is the best option. more logical for them.

According to Al-Mismari, 147 mercenaries paid installments to go to Europe, with a minimum of charges having actually reached Italy. In a statement in an interview he offered on Saturday, the day before the Berlin meeting on the Libyan peace process, Al-Mismari resolved his remarks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, asking: Do you know that in the past 48 hours, more than 41 Syrian terrorists have traveled to Italy via ports in Libya?

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Exclusive: LNA source tells @lindseysnell that today, an ISIS member was captured among a group of Turkish-backed Syrian militants attempting to flee Libya for Europe. “He told us until three months ago, he had been held in an SDF prison in NE Syria.” 

LNA Source: ISIS Member who Escaped SDF Prison in Syria Captured in Libya En Route to Europe

On January 19th, the German government hosted the two main warring parties in Libya, the Libyan National Army (LNA), and the Government of National Accord (GNA),to discuss the implementation of a…

The ANL declares that certain Syrian combatants take advantage of the agreement of Turkey to fight in Libya to their advantage, with the aim of being smuggled into Europe once they have given up the pressures of the GNA. Although such cases have not in fact been validated by the GNA or various other stars of the dispute, the situation comes from a previous competitor of Daesh who was registered trying to flee Libya and is also currently detained by the LNA. Previous Daesh activist reportedly left a prison in northern Syria belonging to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) before usurping the identity of a basic resistance competitor to go to Libya and then to Europe .

Since the overthrow and also the murder of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has in fact been the subject of 2 competing federal governments or intrigues within the nation: the GNA which manages a large part of the west composed of the crucial city of Tripoli, and also of national Libya The army (LNA) which manages the east and is also directed by ex-ex-Marshal KhalifaHaftar. Throughout the recurring Libyan civil battle, Turkey – in addition to the UN – actually supported and militarily aided the GNA against pressure from Haftar.

Turkey’s assistance to the federal government has in fact led it to take more important measures in the current months to increase the connections and also the assistance of the armed forces to the GNA by authorizing agreements on the collaboration of the forces. armed forces as well as on the maritime borders of the eastern Mediterranean at the end of November. In these relations, Turkey provided direct assistance to the armed forces last month in order to repel the Haftar breakthrough, which the GNA approved and also required. As a result, Turkey sent around 2,000 fighters from Syria to remove Haftar, in addition to a small section of Turkish police and also consultants to train and also recommend pressure from the GNA.