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Syrian Mercenaries Are Faking Illness To Return From Libya: Monitoring Group

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Syrian Mercenaries Are Faking Illness To Return From Libya: Monitoring Group

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Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries in Libya are faking illness in order to return to their country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on May 27.

According to the London-based monitoring group, the mercenaries are doing this because Turkey has not withdrawn any group from Libya in a while.

“A small number of mercenaries returned to Syria after they provided medical reports and falsified some of them by bribing the leaders of Turkish-backed factions, amid widespread discontent among the Turkish-backed mercenaries in Libya, as their return to Syria still suspended,” the SOHR’s report reads.

Turkey deployed thousands of its Syrian proxies in Libya between 2019 and 2020 to support its allies in the now-defunct Government of National Accord.

The last batch of Syrian mercenaries to return from Libya was on March 25. According to the SOHR, more than 6,630 mercenaries are still in the war-torn country.

Recently, a number of reports revealed that the US was in talks with Turkey to resolve the issue of Syrian mercenaries in Libya. Egypt was also pressuring Turkey over this issue. Cairo reportedly demanded a complete Turkish withdrawal from Libya during recent talks.

Despite all of these efforts and the recent progress in the intra-Libyan political process, Turkey is not backing down. Ankara appears to be planning to stay in Libya for the long-term. Syrian mercenaries are a key part of these plans.


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Peter Jennings

The holiday not to their liking? too bad. The US are in talks with Turkey to decide what to do with the excess terrorists? The US will obviously want these terrorists to return to causing trouble for them in Syria, whereas erdogan wants to use them for his international ambitions whilst using a divided Libya and its patsy gov’t to do the same.

The more terrorists who perish in Libya and Syria the less the numbers for Turkish citizenship, as promised by erdogan and after he promised a 6yr old girl that she would have her chance to die for erdogan inc.


jens fakes English but CIA continues to pay him and others to write comedy at SF


Jens Englesh good be langouage with using. ; )


The Syrian Islamist mercenaries don’t want to die in far off Libya, for their Turkish paymaster’s pet project – the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood affiliated GNA. Problem is, when these individuals signed up as an international Islamist terrorists, their future options dimmed dramatically thereafter. The intelligence services that run them – in this case Turkish – own their future. It’s basically a bad lifetime mortgage on their future.

Last edited 11 months ago by QuestionEverything
Cheryl Sanchez

Erdagoon not paying them enough?

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