Ongoing back-and-forth mercenary transfer operation | Over 200 Syrian mercenaries leave Libya and similar number replaces them in Turkish military bases • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing back-and-forth mercenary transfer operation | Over 200 Syrian mercenaries leave Libya and similar number replaces them in Turkish military bases

More than 500 Syrian fighters have been transported from and into Libya in June

SOHR activists have reported a new back-and-forth transfer operation to Syrian mercenaries from and into Libya, where a patch of 200 fighters returned and arrived in Syria on June 28, via the Hawar Kilis crossing in the Aleppo countryside. Meanwhile, over 300 fighters are still in the Turkish camps inside Syria preparing to be transported later to Libya.

SOHR sources have confirmed that a similar number of Syrian mercenaries have joined the fighting factions inside Libya on the same day when the last patch arrived in a military transport aircraft (Yushin.)

It is worth noting that Turkey has been recruiting mercenaries for a monthly salary of 500 US dollars, then transfers them via military and civil airports and sends them into Syrian land transportation through Turkish-controlled military crossings in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Therefore, the number of mercenaries who have been transferred to Libya since the beginning of June rises to over 500 fighters belonging to Sultan Murad, Hamza Division, Amshat and others. Meanwhile, around 535 fighters have returned back to Syria in the same period of time.

The withdrawal of Syrian mercenaries from Libya has been still completely suspended, despite all the ongoing international calls for their immediate departure, and the continuous media coverage for that issue, especially by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, amid Libyan-Libyan understandings.

Meanwhile, such calls went in vain as the Turkish government keeps transferring Syrian mercenaries to Libya in light of a back-and-forth transfer operation, as there are over 7,000 Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries inside Libya till the moment.