Turkey pouring Syrian militants into Libya, says human rights body

Turkey pouring Syrian militants into Libya, says human rights body
A picture taken on February 13, 2020 shows a billboard depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a member of Daesh in Benghazi, Libya. (AFP)
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Updated 02 May 2020

Turkey pouring Syrian militants into Libya, says human rights body

Turkey pouring Syrian militants into Libya, says human rights body
  • There are 7,400 Turkish backed mercenaries in Libya, the monitor said

LONDON: Turkey continues to send Syrian mercenaries to Libya and several have died in clashes with Khalifa Haftar’s forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.

The observatory said 26 militants have recently been killed in fighting, bringing the death toll of Turkish backed Syrian mercenaries in Libya to 249.

The monitor added that there are 7,400 Turkish backed mercenaries in Libya, some of whom are not Syrian.