المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Eight killed so far | New Russian-backed Syrian mercenary killed in Libya

Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed the death of a Syrian mercenary affiliated to the Russian-backed security companies, succumbing to his wounds sustained a few days ago in Libya, as he remained in the hospital for a few days before he died on February 14.

 

According to local sources, the dead fighter was aged 50 and he was from Al-Suwaidaa province. The Syrian fighter had joined the Russian-backed mercenaries due to his poor living condition.

 

Accordingly, the number of Syrian mercenaries recruited by the Russian company of “Wagner” and killed later in Libya has risen to 8

 

On February 4, Observatory sources documented the death of seven Syrian mercenaries recruited previously by the Russian company of “Wagner” and sent to Libya to protect oil installations and other facilities. The seven Syrian fighters were killed by a landmine explosion in a car distributing food in Libya. The fatalities were: six fighters from Homs and its countryside, and one fighter from Al-Ariqa in Al-Suwaidaa countryside.

 

On January 29, SOHR sources said that despite the Libyan-Libyan agreement, thousands of Russian-backed mercenaries remained in Libya, while the Russian company of “Wagner” recruited more young males and adult men in Syria, and sent them to Libya.

 

On January 23, SOHR sources reported that the Russian “Wagner Company” continued to recruit Syrians and send them as mercenaries to protect its regional interests in Libya. Young males and adult men from Al-Suwaidaa province and several Syrian provinces were recently recruited and sent to Libya, as Russia exploits the disastrous living conditions in Syria, taking advantage of the pressing need of young men and men to work and secure their necessities.

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