UN committee: Ankara sent 15,000 Syrian mercenaries to Libya

The United Nations Sanctions Committee announced today, Friday, that Ankara sent between 7,000 and 15,000 Syrian mercenary fighters to Libya.


In a report, the commission added that Libya had turned into a large arms market because of breaches of the arms embargo.

Yesterday, Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that the Turkish government continues to transfer Syrian mercenaries to Libya, to participate in military operations alongside the Accord Gov. factions. The arrival of new batches during the past few days coincided with the return of other batches to Syrian territory after their contracts expire there.

According to the statistics of the Observatory, the number of conscripts who have gone to Libyan territory thus far has risen to about 16,500 mercenaries of Syrian nationality, including 350 children under the age of 18, while about 5850 returned to Syria, after the end of their contracts and taking their financial dues.

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