Expecting Further Deployments, Syrian Observatory Confirms the Arrival of 3,400 Mercenaries in Libya – Al Marsad

“The issue of mercenaries has been greatly aggravated and has become a public opinion issue in both Syria and Libya amid escalating anger of the people of the two countries towards this issue, especially after we saw these fighters in video footages boast of obtaining Libyan dinars and US dollars from their work as mercenaries,” Rami Abdurrahman, director and founder of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in statements quoted by Al-Bayan Arabic daily newspaper.

[Libya, 30 January 2020] – Abdurrahman affirmed that 42 of the Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries were killed in combat operations on the Tripoli frontlines, while 62 of these guns for hire have already arrived to the shores of Europe through illegal immigration via the Libyan territory. They could afford to pay human traffickers through the lucrative monthly salaries they receive from the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.

Despite claims made by Turkish authorities that the airlifting of these mercenaries has stopped, the director and founder of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that the relocation of the Syrian fighters to Libya continues, and 3,400 mercenaries are currently deployed on Libyan territory, as well as more than 2,000 mercenaries are on standby in Turkey’s camps.

© Al Marsad English (2020)