SOHR: Turkey continues to ignore calls to withdraw troops,130 mercenaries arrive in Libya

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Turkey continues to rotate Syrian Troops in and out of Libya at a consistent pace every 15 days to maintain a military stronghold in the oil-rich-country

The SOHR estimates that over 7000 Turkish backed Syrian troops remain in Libya. [Photo: SOHR]

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Syrian mercenaries remain in Libya, with no imminent return of all Syrians to their country, while Turkey conducts transport operations back and forth.

The SOHR verified that approximately 130 militants from Turkish-backed groups operating in Libya returned to Syria in the last few hours, while a matching quantity fled to Turkey from regions under the control of Turkish-backed factions in northern Syria, and then proceeded to Libya.

The Observatory drew attention to the fact that these activities persist, despite international demands for foreign soldiers to leave Libya and extensive media coverage of the problem of mercenaries and foreign forces in Libya.

According to SOHR sources, around 150 members of different Turkish-backed groups and the “National Army” were preparing to go to Turkey in order to be transported to Libya by mid-July. A comparable batch, on the other hand, departs Libya on the same aircraft that will carry the newcomers.

The mercenaries would be rotated every 15 days, according to credible SOHR sources. As a result, Turkey would have a steady number of mercenaries at its Libyan bases.

Despite continuing international demands for their quick departure and constant media attention, the SOHR claimed that the evacuation of Syrian mercenaries from Libya was totally halted.

According to the Observatory, Turkey has disregarded all requests to remove mercenaries from Libya, and it is believed that over 7000 Syrian soldiers remain in the North African country due to continuous troop transfers.

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