About 2,000 Syrian militants that were deployed by Turkey in Libya during the last five months have fled to Europe, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
“Some of the 2,000 Syrian fighters who were transported to Libya to fight with the UN-supported Government of National Accord (GNA) against its competitor Khalifa Haftar have in fact fled to Europe, according to the Libyan National Army (LNA),” the SOHR claimed.
Turkey deploys Syrian militants in Libya in order to support the GNA’s battle against the Libyan National Army for the country’s capital of Tripoli. However, a large part of the deployed fighters appeared to be poorly trained and having little motivation to sacrifice their lives for Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman dreams.
Syrian sources report that Turkish-backed militants are also unsatisfied with Turkey’s behavior towards them. For example, Ankara reportedly promised to grant the families of the dead militants with Turkish citizenship, but does not fulfil this promise.
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