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130 Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries arrive in Libya, SOHR says
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130 Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries arrive in Libya, SOHR says

Nearly 130 fighters of Turkish-backed factions operating in Libya returned to Syria in the past few hours, while a similar batch has left areas under the control of Turkish-backed factions in north Syria region to Turkey, and it headed later to Libya, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

On July 10, Turkish intelligence service and Turkish-backed factions prepared to send a new batch of Syrian mercenaries to Libya. SOHR sources reported that over 150 members of various Turkish- backed factions and “National Army” were being prepared to go to Turkey in order to be transferred to Libya before mid-July. On the other hand, a similar batch leave Libya in the same plane that would transport the new comers.

The shift of mercenaries would take place every 15 days. Accordingly, Turkey would maintain a constant number of mercenaries in its bases in Libya, SOHR said in a statement on Sunday.