4 Turkish soldiers, one Syrian mercenary killed in Libya

On Sunday evening, The Libyan army announced has announced that, 4 Turkish soldiers and a Syrian mercenary leader have been killed, during clashes erupted with forces of the National Accord Government, in the southern axes of the capital, Tripoli.

"The Turkish soldiers were killed after a long siege by the military units of the army in the axis of Ain Zara, throughout last Tuesday," the commander of the Libyan Army's Western Region Operations Group, Major General Mabrouk al-Ghazwi, said in a TV speech.

Al-Ghazwi confirmed the killing of a Syrian mercenary leader due to his severe injury after his capture despite his attempts to rescue him, adding that the corpses are still kept at army's hands and he does not mind handing them over to their relatives through the Libyan Red Crescent".

Al-Ghazwi said that the Syrian mercenary admitted, before his death, that 10 Turks and 8 Syrians had fled after targeting the armored vehicle they were traveling in, and that they asked for support from the Mataiqa military base, but he did not reach them because of the siege imposed on them.

On Sunday, the spokesman for the Libyan National Army, Major General Ahmed al-Mesmari, asked Turkey to communicate with them for receiving a Turkish armored vehicle and the bodies inside it after the National Army destroyed and killed those in it.



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