"Alcuni rapporti hanno persino indicato che decine di mercenari siriani hanno abbandonato la Libia a favore del viaggio in Italia per l'asilo."
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Libyan National Army, led by Field
Marshal Khalifa Hafter, announce don Friday that it had repulsed an
attack by “Syrian mercenaries” in the ‘Ain Zara area near the capital
city of Tripoli.
A member of the information office, Aqeela
Al-Saber, stated that the Libyan National Army’s “Ajdabiya Operations
Force repulsed an attack by the Syrian mercenaries in Ain Zara.”
his statement, Al-Saber said: “The militia supported by Turkey and the
Syrian mercenaries tried this morning to attack our advanced positions
in order to recover what was lost in the past two days.”
stressed that “the attacking force today was entirely from the Syrians,”
noting that the operation ended with their suffering “significant
losses in their ranks and control of other new sites that were theirs.”
added: “There is neither a martyr nor a prisoner in Safouna. There were
only 3 wounded, and they are in very good condition. Now they are with
their comrades inside the axis as well, and we have not lost a single
The Syrian mercenaries were first deployed to Libya in late
December 2019; however, since their arrival, they have been unable to
turn the tide of the war in favor of the Turkish-backed Government of
National Accord (GNA).
Furthermore, there have been reports of
discontent among the Syrian mercenaries, who have accused Turkey of not
fulfilling their salary and cigarette promises.
Some reports have
even indicated that dozens of Syrian mercenaries have abandoned Libya in
favor of traveling to Italy for asylum.