BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – Some Syrian fighters that went to fight in Libya have since abandoned the war and fled to Italy, opposition media sites claimed, as cited by Al-Watan.

According to the reports, at least 17 of the Syrian fighters have already arrived in Italy after spending a short period of time inside Libya.

The reports said that the Syrian fighters intentionally accepted the deployment to Libya in order to later escape into Italy.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), some 2,400 Syrian fighters have already traveled to Libya thus far.

Another 1,200 fighters from a number of factions in the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are expected to make their way to Libya in the coming weeks.

Last month, Bloomberg News released a story about Turkey offering contracts to Syrian fighters in order to help the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).

Since then, several fighters have been seen inside of Libya, most notably near the capital city of Tripoli.

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FairsFair
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FairsFair
2020-01-22 00:23

Well that didn’t last long. Smart move on part of some of these jihadis/Syrian mercenaries as they probably didn’t trust Erdogan’s promise of Turkish citizenship if they survived the fighting in Libya. So the first stop for these AWOLs is Turkey’s fellow NATO member, Italy. I’m sure the Italian Government is saying to themselves, “What have we let ourselves in for with these trained killers heading our way. Personally, if I was the Italian Government I’d lock them up in a secure prison in an off-lying island that has no civilian transport access with the option for extraditing them back… Read more »

gr8t
gr8t
2020-01-22 04:12
Reply to  FairsFair

You cant. EU wants to let everyone in, including those even Turkey refuses to have. Theyll get EU citizenship before Turkish.

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2020-01-22 04:47
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I have always said that the governments paying these terrorists are worse than the terrorists themselves. Italian government cares more about oil/gas than its people. Italians can only hope these Jihadist encroach upon the Mafias’ territory because their government will not protect them.

Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2020-01-22 09:13
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Very useful assets in OLIVE OIL Business 🙂 😉

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-01-23 14:18
Reply to  Sweet Robert

Ever lived in Italy? In Italy, it’s the ENI company that looks about oil/gas, and they’ve been privatised for long.
The Cosa-Nostra is also no more what it used to be : they’ve taken enormous blows. For sure, there are mobsters and clans still being around, but the golden days are over.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-01-23 14:07
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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-01-23 14:13
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I don’t think we still can call Turkey a NATO country (except on paper) : ErDOG is the only country leader that managed getting sanctions from both USA and the EU within a single week-time! Turkey has became a liability for everybody, in case you still didn’t noticed! Haftar receives support from Egypt, UAE, Russia, France, USA and seems that Italy might be implied too… I doubt that Italy is willing to have these roaches entering… And now EU even detects a periscope or an inflatable raft in its EEZ, thanks to the Stradivarius OTH radar. They may try to… Read more »

Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2020-01-22 04:03

Parece que los Europeos cosecharan lo que sembraron.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-01-21 22:30

Hmmm, seems another terrorist attacks wave is coming, thanks to the ErDOG…

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Andrew
2020-01-21 20:06

SOHR. Stopped reading the article immediately and gave it a poor rating.

Willy Van Damme
Willy Van Damme
2020-01-22 21:58

As said be many before they are just mercenaries for hire having got nothing to do with what religion or politics.