Turkish-backed mercenaries | New batch of some 1,400 fighters return from Libya to Syria, after completing duration of their contracts
Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that a new batch of some 1,400 Turkish-backed mercenaries have returned from Libya to Syria, after completing the duration of their contracts.
According to SOHR statistics, the number of recruits who arrived in Libya rose to nearly 18,000 Syrian mercenaries, including 350 children under the age of 18, of whom 8,500 returned to Syria after completing the duration of their contracts and receiving their financial dues. It is worth noting that the number of jihadists who were transported from Syria to Libya reached 10,000, of whom there were 2,500 Tunisians.
On September 8, reliable SOHR sources confirmed that the Turkish government cut the salaries of mercenaries of the Turkish-backed factions who desired to continue fighting in Libya. According to the Turkish government’s decision, which came in the wake of the Libyan-Libyan consensus, the recruited mercenaries would receive 600 USD per month each, after they were getting paid a monthly salary of an estimated 2,000 USD each.
SOHR sources also reported at that time that a new batch of Turkish-backed mercenaries returned from Libya to Syria, after completing the duration of their contracts, bringing the total number of returnees in ten days to more than 1,200.