Turkey Transfers Hundreds of Minors from Syria to Libya
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed, on Saturday, that Turkey has transferred about 350 minors from Syria to Libya to fight in the ranks of extremist militias.
The observatory said in a statement that at least 34 of those minors were killed during the ongoing battles in Libya, and their bodies were returned along with about 500 other bodies that were brought back to Syria via Turkey.
The director of the observatory, Rami Abdul-Rahman, added that the regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was involved in transferring about 19,000 Syrian mercenaries to Libyan lands, in addition to about 10,000 extremists of various nationalities.
On Thursday, Abdul-Rahman said that a new batch of hundreds of mercenaries are currently in training camps in Turkey, waiting for the green light to be transferred to Libya, “in the event of the collapse of the ceasefire and the efforts to calm there.”
He indicated that there are those who are now undergoing military training in Turkey, and they are being prepared to be sent to Libya, in case the ceasefire collapses. The adults numbered about 500, and they know that they are going to fight in Libya if the ceasefire collapses. ”
According to a report issued by the US Africa Command “AFRICOM”, more than 5 thousand Syrian mercenaries were sent by Turkey to Tripoli, during the period between April and June 2020.