Turkey to send Syrian rebel fighters to
battle Haftar in Libya
Sultan Murad Division, Suqour al-Sham
Brigades and Faylaq al-Sham among the armed
groups to be deployed in North
By Ragip Soylu in Ankara
December 27, 2019 "Information
- Turkey will deploy Syrian
rebel fighters in Libya to fight against the
forces of Khalifa Haftar, sources told
Middle East Eye on Friday.
Ankara had already reached out to several
allied Syrian rebel groups about the
deployment, a senior Syrian opposition
source told MEE.
Turkish source said that the Sultan Murad
Division, an armed group made up of Syrian
Turkmen fighters, is among the groups set to
be sent to North Africa.
Syrian opposition source said that the
Suqour al-Sham Brigades, a faction founded
to fight Syrian government forces early in
Syria’s war, had already accepted the plan
and transferred some of its forces to Turkey
ahead of deployment.
Faylaq al-Sham, a rebel group with close
ties to Ankara, is expected to take the lead
due to its members’ previous partnership
with Libyan forces.
“Tripoli-based forces previously sent
weapons and ammunition to help Syrian rebels
in 2011. They even sent some commanders to
help them,” the Syrian source said.