Turkey has sent nearly 5,000 Syrian mercenaries in Libya
ANKARA, (BM) – In Libya today, there are 4,750 militants sent there by the Turkish authorities. Their total number was calculated by the activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The data was published on the organization’s website, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
According to SOHR sources, another 1900 mercenaries are now in Turkey for training. It is assumed that they are also planning to be sent to Tripoli. However, the set is still ongoing.
To date, 117 hired soldiers in Libya have been killed.
On February 21, the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said he was ready to stop the fighting if Syrian mercenaries were withdrawn from Libya.
In February, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the Russian military leadership, including Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, of waging war in Libya involving mercenaries. The Russian Foreign Ministry has responded to this statement, noting that it is not true.
In January, Turkey strengthened its support for the Libyan PNS army, which was opposing Field Marshal Haftar’s forces, which were attacking Tripoli. Additional military advisers and weapons were sent to the country. Ankara is thus seeking a ceasefire, negotiations on which are continuing at various international venues, but back in January, foreign states, including Turkey and Russia, at the end of the Libya conference in Berlin, promised not to intervene in the conflict.
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