150 Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries returned to Syria from Libya Monday under leaves, while another batch of 150 mercenaries arrived in Libya, after it had left from Syria to Turkey, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
“After the suspension of the back-and-forth transfer operations of Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries from and to Libya for over two weeks, SOHR sources have confirmed that 150 Syrian mercenaries, mostly of Suleiman Shah “al-Amshat” and “al-majd Corps”, returned to Syria yesterday under leaves. Meanwhile, another batch of 150 mercenaries were arrived in Libya, after it had left from Syria to Turkey,” SOHR said in a statement on Tuesday.
On October 22, reliable SOHR sources reported that the back-and-forth transfer operations of Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries from and to Libya were suspended.
According to SOHR sources, hundreds of mercenaries were waiting for permissions to spend their leaves in Syria, while hundreds fighters in Syria were awaiting to be transported to Libya. However, the reasons behind the suspension of transporting mercenaries to Libya and to Syria remained unknown, the statement explained.
While on October 15, SOHR sources reported that amid suspending the file of mercenaries in Syrian nationals in Libya and the Turkish side continuous easing the conditions via sending batches and return others in a process of exchange.
Several Syrian mercenaries stationed in Misratah and Tripoli spoked with SOHR via social media about their feelings of content and stability on the Libyan lands especially with lack of military operations, it pointed out.
They said, “our conditions are excellent. We play sport twice per day, and we don’t have any problems or battles, and we are good here,” the statement added.