Fourteen Turkish mercs confirmed killed in Libya, so far

The Syrian Observatory sources reported that three mercenaries operating under the banner of the Turkish-backed factions of the so-called “National Army”, were killed on Wednesday in the ongoing battles in Libya.

The sources added that the fighters who were killed, belonged to “Al-Hamzat” factions. Meanwhile, information was reported about the killing of others.

Accordingly, the number of fighters who have been killed in military operations in Libya rose to 14. the killed fighters belonged to the factions of “al-Mu’tasim Division, Sultan Murad Division, Suqur Al-Shamal Brigade and Al-Hamzat”.

SOHR obtained information about the fact that the “Libyan National Army” carries out field executions against the persons it captures during battles near Tripoli.

In the same context, a new batch of nearly 100 fighters has arrived in Turkey in order to be prepared for being taken to Libya soon.

On January 10, SOHR monitored the arrival of the bodies of Syrian mercenaries, who volunteered to fight in Libya. The Observatory sources confirmed the killing of seven fighters (four of al-Mu’tasim Division and three of Sultan Murad).

Sources informed the Syrian Observatory that Turkey promised the relative of the fighters who were killed in Libya, a large compensation for two years and other inducements.

The Syrian Observatory has learned that the Turkish Forces are working to settle situations of prisoners within the areas they recently controlled in East Euphrates, including prisoners accused of dealing with the Syrian regime or formerly dealing with the “Islamic State” Organization.

Turkey is granting these mercenaries the Turkish passports, as well as inducements and $2,000 monthly salary.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned on the 8th of January 2019 that some 260 fighters including a captain of Turkish-backed factions, went to Libya to fight alongside the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord forces. Sources confirmed that the fighters are all from the “al-Sham Corps” faction, and mostly from Homs city, also 300 fighters of “al-Sham Corps” are being prepared to be transferred after several days to Libya.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored on the 5th of January 2019 that SOHR sources documented the killing of the first Syrian fighter of those sent by Turkey to Libya, in the ongoing battles in the Libyan capital “Tripoli”. He was killed while fighting in the side of the “Government of National Accord”.