The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkey’s involvement in Libya | As more mercenaries return to Syria, the Turkish government sends new batch of jihadists to Libya

A new batch of nearly 120 Turkish-backed mercenaries have returned from Libya to Syria after passing the duration of their contracts, as they had been sent to Libya in order to join the military operations on the side of the “Government of National Accord” against the “Libyan National Army”. Meanwhile, the Turkish government continues to send jihadists to Libya, as SOHR sources have confirmed the arrival of a new batch in Libya.

On the other hand, reliable sources have informed SOHR that the bodies of 11 fighters, who were killed recently in Libya, were brought to Syria where they were buried a week ago. Three bodies were buried in Afrin, while the others buried in areas under the control of “Euphrates Shield” factions in Aleppo countryside.

According to SOHR statistics, the number of recruits who arrived in Libya has risen to nearly 16,500 Syrian mercenaries, including 350 children under the age of 18, of whom 5,970 returned to Syria after passing the duration of their contracts and getting their financial dues. Meanwhile, Turkey keeps recruiting more mercenaries and bringing them to Turkish territory to undergo military training.

Meanwhile, the number of Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries killed in military operations in Libya has risen to nearly 481, including 34 children under the age of eighteen, as well as some group commanders.