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American journalist, Lindsey Snell: GNA shifted its priorities to financing Syrian mercenaries and Turkish army from the Libyans budget

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – The American journalist, Lindsay Snell, confirmed that the Tripoli-based Government of “National Accord” (GNA) pays the price for Erdogan’s adventure in Libya and the costs of all the Syrian mercenaries who were sent to Libya, whose salaries range between two and three thousand dollars a month, and all this comes out of the budget of the Libyan people.

The mercenaries’ salaries are paid even when Fayez al-Sarraj, Head of GNA, failed to pay the salaries of the Libyan militias, and therefore they attacked his office, pointing to the existence of multiple reports of the presence of civil employees in Tripoli who did not receive their salaries while the mercenaries received two or three thousand dollars per month, Snell said in an interview on the Libyan 218 TV.

The journalist saw that GNA shifted its priorities to financing the Syrian mercenaries and the Turkish army, explaining that many Syrian mercenaries are in a situation where they lost their homes, living in the western countryside of Aleppo, and they have no place to go, and if they move to Syria, they will only receive $100 a month, and then their Turkish leader comes and says: well you can get 3,000 a month if you go to Libya. They really don’t see any alternative, according to Snell.

“This is a way for them to rebuild their lives,” Snell said, adding that they told her that this was the reason they went to Libya, and they know they are mercenaries, but they have nothing in Syria. They have no choice and they do not care.

The American journalist indicated that some young mercenaries were thinking differently as Turkish leaders were telling them that they were going to fight the Russians and they believed this narration.

It is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had earlier confirmed that about 7,000 Syrian mercenary fighters were sent by Turkey to support GNA militias in their battle against the Libyan Nation Army (LNA) in Tripoli.

The Observatory revealed that the number of the Syrian mercenaries who were killed fighting LNA reached about 120.


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