7 Syrian rebels killed in Libya's battles

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-24 04:08:14|Editor: huaxia

DAMASCUS, May 23 (Xinhua) -- At least seven Syrian rebels were killed on Saturday in battles in Libya, a Syrian war monitor reported.

The rebels were killed on several battlefields in Libya, as many more have been captivated, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The UK-based watchdog group said over 318 Syrian rebels have so far been killed in battles in Libya.

In an earlier report, the Observatory said as many as 13,000 rebels from Syria have so far reached Libya to fight against the east-based army led by Khalifa Haftar.

The rebels were moved from Syria to Libya through the Turkish territory under the supervision of Turkey, according to the Observatory.

The Turkey-backed rebels opened four centers in the northern Syrian city of Afrin to recruit fighters to be sent to Libya.

Turkey offers a monthly salary of 2,000 U.S. dollars for those who agree to go to Libya on contracts between three and six months, said the observatory. Enditem