Turkey deploys 27,000 jihadis from Syria in Libya
More evidence of Turkey’s growing regional adventurism, which accords with Erdogan’s increasingly obvious desire to restore the Ottoman caliphate, and its embrace of jihadis and jihad activity.
“Turkey Deployed 27,000 Syrian Militants, Jihadists In Libya: Monitoring Group,” Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, August 1, 2020 (thanks to Henry):
Turkey has been deploying Syrian militants and jihadists of different nationalities in Libya to support the Government of National Accord (GNA), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed in a report on August 1.
According to the London-based monitoring group, a new batch of Syrian militants and jihadist arrived in Libya in the last few days.
The SOHR estimates that Turkey has deployed more than 17,000 Syrian militants, including 350 children, in Libya so far. At least 6,000 of them returned to Syria in the recent few months after receiving the full payment.
“Turkey continues to bring more factions’ fighters, mercenaries, to its camps and train them,” the SOHR’s report reads.
Besides deploying its Syrian proxies, Turkey also transported around 10,000 Jihadists of different nationalities to fight for the GNA in Libya. At least 2,500 of them are Tunisian.
Turkey began sending Syrian militants and jihadists to Libya last year. This step boosted the offensive capabilities of the GNA and allowed its forces to repel the Libyan National Army attack on the capital, Tripoli….