المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish involvement in Libya’s war | Turkey sends new 400 mercenaries to Libya, and over 350 killed so far

As Syrian Observatory continues monitoring and tracking Turkey’s transfer of Syrian mercenaries to Libya, a new batch of 400 Turkish-backed Syrian fighters have arrived there. Accordingly, the number of recruits who arrived in Libya has risen to 11,600 Syrian mercenaries, while nearly 2,500 others arrived in Turkey to undergo training courses.

 

Meanwhile, SOHR activists have documented the killing of 12 Syrian fighters while fighting on the side of the “Government of National Accord” against “Libyan National Army” led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. According to SOHR statistics, the total death toll of Turkish-backed Syrian proxies who were killed in military operations in Libya has been risen to 351, including 20 children under the age of eighteen, as well as some groups’ commanders.

 

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.

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