Turkey sent new 500 mercenaries in Libya to fight against Haftar’s forces

TRIPOLI, (BM) – A new group of 500 mercenaries arrived in Libya with the support of Turkey, according to a statement by the Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Center (SOHR), published May 24 on the SOHR website, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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SOHR sources recorded “the arrival of a new batch of 500 mercenaries supported by Turkey in Libyan territory to join military operations on the side of the Government of National Accord (GNA) against the Libyan National Army (LNA).”

Accordingly, the number of recruits arriving in Libya rose to 10,100 mercenaries, including a group of non-Syrian mercenaries, while about 3,400 arrived in Turkey to take training courses.

Of the total number of conscripts, about 200 children aged sixteen to eighteen were recruited to participate in hostilities in Libya, most of whom came from the Syrian group of the Al Sultan Murad division, which offers material incentives using difficult life situations and poverty these teenagers.

Libyan civil war

In Libya, armed clashes are currently taking place between supporters of different leaders. The country is led by the Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Saraj, the “eastern government” led by Abdullah Abdurrahaman at-Thani.

The eastern government is supported by the commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.

Recall that January 13 in Moscow, negotiations were held between the heads of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalif Haftar and the Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiz Sarraj. Also present were members of the Foreign Ministries of Russia and Turkey.

On the meeting the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has notified Russia about the conditions for continuing negotiations on the signing of a peace agreement in Libya.

According to the requirements of Haftar, the militias operating in Libya are required to surrender weapons in the period from 45 to 90 days. This process should be controlled by a special commission created by the LNA together with the UN

Haftar also refused to recognize Turkey as an intermediary in resolving the situation in Libya, since the Turkish side is not neutral and supports the Government of National Accord (GNA).


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