The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – The head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, allocated an amount of one billion Libyan dinars from the Libyan state budget for 2020 to spend, according to the text of his decree, on the “Ministry of Defense and Military Efforts in Tripoli.”
That leaves no doubt that Libyan funds continue to be spent on Syrian militias and mercenaries and to bring weapons and ammunition from Turkey.
Al-Sarraj did not hide, in an interview on BBC, their involvement in contracting Syrian mercenaries to fight the Libyan National Army (LNA).
Earlier reports indicated that the thousands of Syrian mercenaries that Turkey sent to Tripoli to join the ranks of GNA militia, would receive salaries of up to $ 2,000 per month for each combatant.
A new proof of the presence of Syrian mercenaries fighting LNA in Tripoli was a video clip showing Syrian mercenaries in an apartment in the capital as they celebrated their salaries in dollar and Libyan dinar.