Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Turkish-Backed Factions Are Registering Militants in Afrin to Fight in Libya – Al Marsad

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) the Turkish-backed factions have opened centers to register the names of militants who desire to go and fight in Libya to support the forces aligned to the Government of National Accord.

[Libya, 26 December 2019] – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that its sources informed them that “four centers have been opened in Afrin north of Aleppo, within headquarters of Turkish-backed factions.”

“One of these centered has been opened in the former headquarters of Asayish, under supervision of ‘Al-Hamzat Division’, another one in the former headquarter of the Local Administration, under ‘al-Jabha al-Shamiyyah’ supervision. The third has been opened by ‘al-Mu’tasim Brigade’ in Qibariyah village, and the last was in Al-Mahmoudiyah neighborhood under supervision of ‘Al-Shamel Brigade’’, according to SOHR.

The Syrian Observatory said that it had “monitored tens of people heading to these centers to join battles in Libya under Turkey’s protection.”

Sources confirmed to SOHR that “the Turkish-backed factions attract youth to join war in Libya offering temptations and rewarding salaries range between 1800 and 2000 US dollars for a single fighter per month. In addition to that offering additional services to be guaranteed by the host country.”

Furthermore, the report by SOHR also said that other sources “confirmed that two fighters were killed in Libya days ago, they are of those who had displaced from Damascus and joined the Turkish-backed factions.”

© Al Marsad English (2019)
Source: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights