U.S. journalist Lindsey Snell posts photos of Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries to be transported to Libya

TRIPOLI — Turkey continues to send Syrian mercenaries and its own military personnel to Libya despite a 23 January deadline for all mercenary and foreign forces to leave the country.

The continued Turkish interference was reported by U.S. journalist Lindsay Snell who has been reporting on Turkish involvement in regional conflicts, especially its use of mercenaries.

Via Twitter, Snell reported that Turkey is preparing to send a new batch of Syrian mercenaries to the Libyan territory to support the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) against the General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) which backs the Benghazi-based House of Representative.

According to Snell’s contacts, members of the Turkish-backed Sultan Murad militia are preparing to cross over into Turkey from Holob (Aleppo) and from there will be transported to Libyan territory.

Snell also received pictures of from Libya showing a 14-year-old in the ranks of the Syrian mercenaries fighting in Libya.