The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that about 130 Syrian mercenaries were repatriated to Syria, as a new batch of fighters has reportedly arrived to replace them.
On 10 July, the SOHR reported that Turkish intelligence and the Turkish-backed forces were preparing to send 150 Syrian mercenaries to Libya.
These exchanges take place every 15 days, to maintain the number of mercenaries in Libya.
The fighters are recruited on a monthly salary of $500 USD, and promises of Turkish citizenship. They are transported from Turkish held areas in Northern Syria, to military airports in Turkey, and in turn, transferred to Libya.
The SOHR confirmed that about 7,000 mercenaries remain in Libya.