First Death of Syrian Mercenary Recruited by Russia in Libya

A Syrian fighter, hired by Russia, fighting for the forces of Khalifa Haftar, as been killed in battle, although it is not know specifically where he fell writes Brocar Press.

A Syrian fighter was killed in Libya, the first among those recruited by Russia to fight as a mercenary in Libya for the Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar against the Ankara-backed Government of National Accord.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights did not provide details on the identity of the mercenary, though reported on Sunday that it had documented the first death of a mercenary recruited by Russia to fight in Libya alongside Haftar. 

The Observatory reported that the fighter had been killed during battles in Libya, adding that 450 Syrian mercenaries had been recruited from Raqqa, Homs, Lattakia and Hassakeh.

 

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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