The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Not like Libya and Azerbaijan | Turkish government prepares to move Syrian-backed factions mercenaries to Afghanistan


SOHR activists have reported a deal reached between the Turkish intelligence and leaders of its Syrian factions leasers either in Afrin or other areas under the control of the Turkish forces in Syria to move them to Afghanistan in Kabul, likewise similar transferring process to Libya and Nagorno.

However, the process would be different this time as the Turkish intelligence will recruit those mercenaries via Turkish security companies with official contracts. It is worth noting that the process would start in September under the supervision of the Turkish intelligence because the Syrian faction’s members don’t trust their leaders. The main task of those mercenaries will be protecting Kabul airport, governmental institutions and headquarters and the international forces.

The sources added that the Turkish side wants to play with the international law by registering those mercenaries as working in security companies to legalize their presence in Kabul to preserve a good image in front of the international society.

On the other hand, those mercenaries wouldn’t take part in any military operation against Taliban and they will work with monthly salaries varied from 2,000 to 3,000 US dollars. But, the issue of transferring the mercenaries to Kabul is still under consideration till the moment and hasn’t reached the level of execution or even preparation.