Exclusive: 2,000 Syrian fighters deployed to Libya to support government

Anti-Turkish sentiment could grow after Ankara agrees to help fight against insurgencyTwo thousand Syrian fighters have travelled from Turkey or will arrive imminently to fight on the battlefields of Libya, Syrian sources in all three countries...

Exclusive: 2,000 Syrian fighters deployed to Libya to support government

Anti-Turkish sentiment could grow after Ankara agrees to help fight against insurgency

Two thousand Syrian fighters have travelled from Turkey or will arrive imminently to fight on the battlefields of Libya, Syrian sources in all three countries have said, in an unprecedented development that threatens to further complicate the north African state’s intractable civil war.

The deployment came after Turkey agreed last month to come to the aid of the Libyan prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, who is backed by the UN, in the face of a months-long campaign by his rival, the warlord Khalifa Haftar.

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