المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Refusing to send fighters to Libya, several battalions defect from Turkish-backed “Sultan Murad”

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that several battalions of the Turkish-backed faction “Sultan Murad” have defected from the faction. The defected fighters are estimated to be nearly 700.

 

According to SOHR sources, the battalions’ leaders have defected from “Sultan Murad” with fighters under their command, protesting the faction’s policy in terms of sending fighters to Libya in order to join battles there in the side of Al-Sarraj’s government, especially after disputes flared up between the battalions’ leaders and the faction’s commander. The defected commanders also oppose the practices of “Sultan Murad” in Syria.

 

It is worth noting that some of the defected battalions withdrew later from their positions on frontlines with regime forces and SDF in Ras Al-Ain countryside in north-western Al-Hasakah.

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