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Turkish Proxy Fighters Continue To Suffer Casualties In Libya


Turkish Proxy Fighters Continue To Suffer Casualties In Libya

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Dead bodies of three Syrian militants killed while fighting in Libya have arrived to the Turkish-occupied part of northern Syria, the Step News Agency reported on January 10.

The three slain militants were a part of a large proxy force deployed by Turkey in Libya to support the Government of National Accord (GNA), which is facing a large attack by the Libyan National Army (LNA).

“One of these three dead was from the Mu’tasim Division and was buried in Marea in the northern countryside of Aleppo, and the other two are from the Sultan Murad Division and were buried in the city of al-Bab,” the Step News Agency’s reporter said.

A military source familiar with the matter told the pro-opposition news agency that dozens of other Syrian militants and Turkish service members were injured during clashes with the LNA. According to the source, the wounded personnel are receiving medical treatment in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

The UK-based Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed a day earlier that more than 1,250 Syrian militants have been deployed in Libya, so far.

Turkey, which began sending its Syrian proxies to Libya last month, is intensified its support for the GNA. However, the situation on the ground appears to be only getting worse for GNA forces, with the LNA advancing on several fronts.

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