SOHR Says Child Soldiers Sent to Fight in Libya From Syria


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) announced on Monday that the bodies of eleven Syrian fighters killed in Libya had arrived in Turkish-controlled northern Syria.

The Observatory also announced that the total number of Syrian fighters transported to Libya had now reached 8,250. Approximately 120 fighters are presumed to be under the age of 18.

According to reports, these child soldiers were recruited by the Sultan Murad militia in Syria due to their poor living conditions and promised funds for their families.

The death toll among Syrians fighting in Libya has now reached 279, according to the Observatory.

The SOHR stated that the deaths comes from the following Syrian armed groups: al-Mu’tasim Division, Sultan Murad, Suqur Al-Shamal Brigade, Al-Hamzat, and Suleiman Shah.