Turkish-backed mercenaries | Over 2,200 fighters return from Libya to Syria in six days, after completing duration of their contracts
As the Syrian Observatory continues monitoring and tracking the issue of involving Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries in Libyan war, reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that a new batch of some 800 fighters have returned from Libya to Syria, after completing the duration of their contracts. Accordingly, the number of mercenaries who returned to Syria, after being sent earlier by the Turkish government to fight in Libya, has risen to more than 2,200 in just one week.
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 9,300 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 26, reliable SOHR sources confirmed that a new batch of more than 1,400 Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries returned from Libya to Syria, after completing the duration of their contracts.
Similarly 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.