SOHR: Turkey to Deploy More Mercenaries to Libya


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed Turkey’s intention to send a new batch of mercenaries to Libya in the coming days.

The SOHR claimed that since mid-November, Ankara has stopped repatriating fighters who were previously sent. This comes despite ongoing negotiations for a political solution, after the October ceasefire agreement in Geneva.

The Observatory pointed out that the number of mercenaries sent to Libya is estimated at 18,000, with 350 being under the age of eighteen. The Observatory`s report said that 10,750 have been returned to Syria after the end of their contracts and obtaining their financial dues. It indicated that the death toll is believed to have reached 496 fighters.