A new batch of 250 Turkish-backed Syrian militants has arrived in Libya to defend the Government of National Accord (GNA), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed on May 10.
According to the SOHR, the number of Syrian militants fighting for the GNA in Libya has risen to 8,250.
“The [new] batch includes fighters from the town of al-Atarib as well as others from other Syrian areas, they were recruited in the ranks of the Sultan Murad Division and the Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror Brigade by fighters who returned from Libya on a visit,” the SOHR report reads.
The monitoring group also revealed that at least 3,300 Syrian militants are receiving military training in Turkey ahead of deployment in Libya.
A day earlier, the SOHR said the number of Turkish-backed Syrian militants killed while fighting for the GNA has risen to 268. Recently, the dead bodies of seven militants who were killed in Libya arrived in Turkish-occupied areas in northern Aleppo.
Despite the mounting losses, Turkey is apparently still planning to deploy more Syrian militants in Libya. This plan has failed to secure any serious achievement for GNA forces, thus far.