UN Says Transfer Of Fighters From Syria To Libya Is “Deeply Disturbing”


The UN Envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, said on Tuesday that the transfer of fighters from Syria to Libya was “deeply disturbing”, declining to comment on their figures.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), 120 new recruits have reached training camps in southern Turkey, travelling from the Syrian city of Afrin.

The SOHR said that the number of militants transferred by Turkey to Libya has reached about 13,000.

This figure includes a number of non-Syrians, while the number of recruits currently training in Turkish camps has reached 3,420.

The Observatory added that among the total number of fighters, there are about 150 child soldiers who are between the ages of 16 and 18.

The majority of these child soldiers were recruited by the ‘Sultan Murad’ militia.