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Libyan Army: We are investigating mercenaries and we pledge to hand them over to their country

Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”

Amid the intense fighting to control Tripoli between the Libyan army and Al-Wefaq forces and its militias, the director of the Moral Guidance Department of the Libyan National Army, Brigadier General Khaled al-Mahjoub, stated that the Libyan army has reservations about the number of mercenaries who were arrested at the Tripoli hubs, during their fighting with the armed militias in the West Libyan.

Al-Mahjoub added, in statements reported by Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper, that the extradition of mercenaries will take place only after the end of investigations with them about their original nationalities, the date of their arrival to Libya, the smuggling networks that brought them, and the locations and centers of their recruitment and training.

He stressed that the information that will be obtained from these will benefit all countries of the region.

Al-Mahjoub emphasized that the process of handing over the army to the elements required by any country is not disclosed in the media except after its successful implementation for military and security reasons.

Al-Mahjoub denied the rumors that a number of Syrian mercenaries, whom Turkey had brought to their countries, had been handed over, declaring that they would be disposed of according to the instructions of the General Command of the army.

The number of conscripts who have reached Libyan territory so far has reached 8,950 mercenaries, including a non-Syrian group.

While the number of recruits who arrived in the Turkish camps to receive training amounted to about 3,300.

This comes at a time when the death toll from the Syrian fighters who are fighting in Libya alongside the Al-Wefaq government against the Libyan National Army continues to rise, as the number of deaths among pro-Turkish factions due to military operations in Libya to 298, including 17 children according to the Syrian Observatory For human rights.

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