Egyptian Researcher Claims Istanbul-based Company Will Relocate 1,400 Syrian Militants to Libya – Al Marsad

Ahmed Atta, a political researcher at the Middle East Forum in London, told the Cairo-based Al-Hayat television station that a covert Istanbul-based firm has been established to recruit Syrian militiamen to fight in Libya.

[Libya, 29 December 2019] – Atta claimed that Turkish military intelligence apparatus will relocate four militias to Libya within the next hours to deploy them in Tripoli frontlines to fight alongside the forces aligned with the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, noting that Turkey has established a Turkish joint stock company to transport the militias under legal cover.

The political researcher added that, “more than 1,400 terrorist elements from the Sultan Murad, Al-Mu’tasim, the Guardians of Religion brigades will be transported entirely across the Syria-Turkish border and then some of them will be summoned to participate in the ongoing war in Libya.”

Meanwhile, Turkish Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar conducted a visit on Saturday with top army commanders to southern Turkey’s province of Hatay on the Syrian border to inspect Turkish troops. Akar’s visit comes as Turkey is considering to send troops to support the armed groups and militias of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli against Libyan National Army (LNA) forces.

© Al Marsad English (2019)

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