Turkish-backed mercenaries in Libya | Syrian fighters appeal to their commanders to bring them back to Syria
Despite their ongoing appeals to return to Syria in light of their dire living conditions and deduction of their monthly payments, Turkish government continues misleading in the term of Syrian mercenaries of the National Army’s factions in Libya and insists on maintaining Syrian fighters, disregarding all international demands to evacuate all foreign powers from Libya.
Reliable SOHR sources in the camps of Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries in Libya have confirmed that tension is growing between the fighters and their commanders over the dire living conditions in the camps in Tripoli, which have been turned into prisons after preventing the fighters from getting out of these camps. Moreover, the commanders continue delaying and deducting large sums of the fighters’ monthly salaries.
According to SOHR sources, altercation take place in a daily basis between Syrian fighters and their commanders, both in Libya and areas controlled by Turkish forces and their proxy factions in northern Aleppo, as the fighters send voice notes to their commanders, appealing to pay their payments and bring them back to Syria.
It is worth noting that there are nearly 7,000 Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries in Libya, operating under the banner of various factions of the “National Army”.
On the other hand, the Syrian mercenaries recruited by the Russian security company “Wagner” have been still maintained in the Libyan territory.
We, at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), call for the evacuation of all Syrians who have been turned into mercenaries by the Turkish government and engaged in the Libyan conflict. We also demand the Turks and Russians stop using the Syrians and turning them into mercenaries serving their narrow interests.