Syrian Observatory: Turkey Cuts Funding To Syrian Armed Groups Refusing To Fight In Libya

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed that Turkey has cut funding for the Al-Rahman Legion, for refusing to provide soldiers to fight on behalf of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya. It reported that individual fighters from the Al-Rahman Legion had previously gone to Libya after being recruited by Turkey.

Ankara has invested heavily in the conflict in Libya, with weapons, fighters and drones being sent to forces aligned to the GNA. This comes despite Turkey’s agreement of the Berlin Conference held in January, where foreign powers involved in the conflict agreed to uphold the UN arms embargo on Libya.