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Turkish-Backed Militants Commemorate ‘Syrian Revolution’ From Libya (Video)

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Turkish-Backed Militants Commemorate ‘Syrian Revolution’ From Libya  (Video)

A screen grab from the video released by the Suleyman Shah Division

Ten years into the war in Syria, Turkish-backed Syrian militants are celebrating their “revolution” all the way in Libya where they have been fighting as mercenaries.

On March 15, the Suleyman Shah Division, one of the largest Turkish-backed Syrian groups, shared a propaganda video meant to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the “revolution” which allegedly began on March 15 of 2011.

The video includes dramatic shots of Suleyman Shah fighters lining up in the shape of the Arabic phrase [15 اذار] which translate to “March 15”.

Observers were quick to reveal that the video, which should reflect the nationalism of Turkish-backed militants, was in fact shot in Libya, specifically in a mercenary camp located in the area of Janzur west of the capital Tripoli.

The Suleyman Shah Division, a key member of the Syrian National Army, was one of the first Turkish-backed groups to send militants to Libya upon orders from Ankara.

In Libya, Syrian militants fought for the Government of National Accord against the Libyan National Army in exchange for money.

According to a recent report by the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Turkey deployed over 18,000 Syrian mercenaries to Libya. At least eight thousand militants are still there, despite the recent progress in the Libyan political process.

The UAE-based Sky News Arabia TV reported on March 16 that the US and Turkey had reached an initial agreement to withdraw all Syrian militants out from Libya within two weeks. This is yet to be confirmed.

Whether Syrian militants will stay in Libya or leave, their decision to fight there in exchange for money and to serve the interests of a foreign power -in this case it was Turkey- exposes their true ideology. An ideology that has nothing to do with patriotism or revolutionary principles.


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do i have to point out that damascus and lattakia was seen as lost at one point by most aswell as many other places already having been lost for sure even for syrians at some points


syria was gone and it was retaken slowly til the current point it was a war to retake syria from all different brands of terrorism pushed into syria after this fake revolution

Evan Vokes

yes, we always suspected you were a squatter, an illegal occupier of Persian lands
the British had to put down your revolution which was kinda sad or was it


what are you even blabbering about you fool


britain is a sinking ship

Mustafa Mehmet

Ali do not forget İran originally belongs to AZERBAIJAN. irani mullah just temporary tenant don’t get excited now

Potato Man

“do not forget İran originally belongs to AZERBAIJAN”
Iran originally belong to Azer, go on and tell us more…

“The Azerbaijani are of mixed ethnic origin, the oldest element deriving from the indigenous population of eastern Transcaucasia and possibly from the Medians of northern Persia. Between the 3rd and 7th centuries CE there was a Persianization of the population, during the period of the Sassanian dynasty.”

“Azerbaijan was part of the Safavid Persian Empire during the 15th–18th centuries. … After the collapse of the Russian Empire during World War I, Azerbaijan together with Armenia and Georgia became part of the short-lived Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic.”

“Azerbaijan came under Russian rule after the Persian-Russian wars of 1804-1813. The country gained independence for a short period, however, towards the end of the First World War. … During the Second World War and after, the Azerbaijan SSR, as a petroleum producer, was important in the energy policy of the Soviet Union.”

What do you mean “belong”? ruled? controlled?
Azer doesn’t really even have much of history… I know Armenian Empire not much about Azer.
You could say part of Iran is Azer… but the same time N-K belong to Armenia that’s just fact…



Not Islam

Pave Way IV

18,000? Just short of the 22,000 that Operation Inherent Oil Theft says they need for the SDFistan ‘border and oilfield guard’ force. Damn, that would be the ultimate American stab in the back for the Kurds: hire these head-choppers to replace them, then disband the SDF. Thanks for your service, Kurds!

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