The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – The head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, said that his government would not hesitate to deal with any party to help and support its militias, in any way, in responding to the military operation conducted by the Libyan National Army (LNA) to liberate Tripoli from the militias.
When asked, in a televised interview with BBC, if he confirms the presence of Syrian fighters supporting his government’s forces in Tripoli, al-Sarraj stated, “We do not hesitate to deal, with any party to help and support us, in any way, in responding to this attack.”
It is noteworthy that arround 2,400 Turkey-backed Syrian mercenaries are now in Libya, and further recruits are in training, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Turkey, a supporter of GNA, wants to send around 6,000 Syrians to Libya, the organisation said in a statement on Sunday.
“Nearly 2,400 fighters have been already shipped to Tripoli, while nearly 1,700 other recruits arrived in Turkey to undergo training courses,” the Observatory said.
It also said that 24 Syrian mercenaries had been killed in Tripoli fighting LNA forces.