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Turkey Pushing More Syrian Militants To Libya: Monitoring Group

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Turkey Pushing More Syrian Militants To Libya: Monitoring Group

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Turkey is pushing more of its Syrian proxies to Libya despite the recent progress in the intra-Libyan peace process and international pressure, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 19.

According to the London-based monitoring group, Turkey allowed 140 Syrian militants to return from Libya recently, only to replace them later with 200 militants.

The newly-deployed militants are all from the Suleyman Shah Brigade, the Sultan Murad Division and the Hamzah Division. The three groups are key factions in the Turkish-backed “Syrian National Army”.

Turkey deployed thousands of Syrian militants in Libya between 2019 and 2020 to support its allies in the now-defunct Government of National Accord. The militants helped push the Libyan National Army out of western Libya. More than 6,000 mercenaries are still in the country.

“The process of permanently retreating and withdrawing mercenaries from Libya is still on hold despite all international demands and intra-Libyan agreements,” the SOHR’s report reads.

Turkey has been dodging requests from Egypt, and allegedly the US, to withdraw Syrian mercenaries out from Libya for several months now. Anakra’s stand didn’t change much after the formation of the Government of National Unity in Libya.

Syrian mercenaries are advancing Turkey’s interests in Libya. According to several reports, Ankara wants permanent bases for its troops in the oil-rich country.


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Djibril Al Kamylles

Pour mercenaires they have no other choice that to fight fort the devil to Feed their familles. I want Erdogan to be punished


The Turks robbed the factories of Syria (all machines put on trucks and shipped to Turkey), the US robbed the oil of Syria, the US robbed the grain crops of Syria, the US bombed the infrastructure of Syria to smithereens, the paid mercenaries paid by the West and by the Wahhabi mass murdered the Syrians and you blame Assad for the unemployment in Syria.

Last edited 1 year ago by Mario8282

No wrong. The Syrian armed factions that ended up being transported to Idlib are the hardcore of the Islamist’s – mostly of rural and Muslim Brotherhood origins – and were long on foreign NATO or Gulf pay-rolls. There are of course many foreigner Islamist’s there too. The Islamist factions now try to recruit in terrorist occupied Idlib, that is, of course, militarily and economically isolated from rest of country. But once recruited into any of these armed Islamist factions, individuals become international terrorists – and therefore now owned and controlled by Turkish intelligence – and they really don’t have very bright futures outside of those narrow parameters and foreign controls.

Last edited 1 year ago by GoldStandard
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