Libyan crisis | Turkey sends 10,000 foreign jihadists and 17,000 mercenaries to Libya
Turkish government continues sending mercenaries and jihadists from Syria to Libyan territory. The Syrian Observatory has monitored the arrival of a new batch of Ankara-backed factions comprising hundreds of fighters of Syrian nationalities, as well as the arrival of a number of other foreign jihadists. While a new batch of dozens of Turkish-backed mercenaries have returned from Libya to Syria as their contracts expired.
According to SOHR statistics, the number of recruits who arrived in Libya has risen to nearly 17,000 Syrian mercenaries, including 350 children under the age of 18, of whom 6,000 returned to Syria after passing the duration of their contracts and getting their dues. Meanwhile, Turkey keeps recruiting more mercenaries bringing them to Turkish territory to undergo military training.
The number of jihadists who arrived in Libya has reached 10,000 fighters, 2,500 of whom are Tunisians.
Meanwhile, the number of Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries who were 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.