The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Celebrating the return of commander from Libya | Al-Hamza Division members open fire up in the air in Jendires triggering panic among people

SOHR activists have monitored growing popular discontent in Jendires township in Afrin countryside, north-west of Aleppo, following intense gunfire by members of the Turkish-backed division of “Al-Hamza”.


The division’s affiliates were celebrating the return of a military commander of the division, known as Alaa Junayd, from Libya after participating in military operations there.


It is worth noting that the number of recruits who arrived in Libya has risen to 13,800 Syrian mercenaries, while nearly 2,300 others arrived in Turkey to undergo training courses.


According to SOHR statistics, the total death toll of Turkish-backed Syrian proxies who were killed in military operations in Libya has risen to 403, including 27 children under the age of eighteen who were killed in battles in Tripoli, Misrata, Cyrene, Tarhuna and other areas in Libya.


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.