Turkey Prepares to Send an Extra 150 Syrian Mercenaries to Libya

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The Director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Rami Abdel Rahman, said that about 150 Syrian mercenaries are preparing to move through Turkey to the areas of influence of the Turkish-backed factions in Libya.

In a telephone interview with Al-Arabiya TV, Abdul Rahman added that the areas of influence of the Turkish-backed factions in Syria’s Afrin and the countryside of Aleppo have become a “human reservoir” for Syrian mercenaries.

He explained that what is happening is a process of switching mercenaries and not a return for them from Libya to Syria. “A certain number of Syrian mercenaries return to Libya, a similar number.”

Abdul Rahman pointed out that the monthly salary of a mercenary was reduced to 500 US$ dollars, after it was 2000 US$ dollars in exchange for guarding the Turkish points in Libya.

“Next September, we may see a new human tank of [Syrian] mercenaries participating in Afghanistan,” he expected.