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The Pentagon named the number of Syrian militants, which Turkey has sent to Libya

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The Pentagon named the number of Syrian militants, which Turkey has sent to Libya

The Pentagon has published a report describing the military activity of Turkey in Libya.


According to the US military, Turkey sent 2020 to 3,5 thousand militants to Libya from January to March 3,8. The Pentagon report says they are Turkish-sponsored fighters from Syria. The information is confirmed by the US Department of Defense Inspector General.

From the report:

Sending up to 3,8 thousand paid Syrian militants to Libya has changed the course of the Libyan war. The conflict in oil-rich Libya has escalated into a regional war using proxy forces. These forces are used by foreign states.

The Pentagon Inspector General said that the United States "is increasingly concerned about the growing influence of Russia in Libya."

The statement says that there are "hundreds of Russian mercenaries" on Libyan territory, who were gathering together with the forces of Marshal Haftar to take control of Tripoli.

At the same time, the report stated that US intelligence studied data on the fighters from Syria used by Turkey and “did not find any connections with Al-Qaeda and ISIS (terrorist organizations banned in the Russian Federation).

From the report:

Most likely they went to Libya not for ideological or political reasons, but on the basis of generous Turkish funding.

Recall that de jure, Ankara supports the government of national accord of Libya. At the same time, more and more facts indicate that Turkey is simply going to expand its influence in northern Africa, with which, to put it mildly, Egypt is not ready to agree.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 20 July 2020 08: 26
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    According to the US military, Turkey sent from 2020 to 3,5 thousand militants to Libya from January to March 3,8.

    They know something, they’ve been everywhere! (from)
    What did American intelligence think about their heads?
    Or as "Powell's test tube", here's a Hiley and a Likely!
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 20 July 2020 08: 31
      +3
      Quote: Victor_B
      According to the US military, Turkey sent from 2020 to 3,5 thousand militants to Libya from January to March 3,8.

      They know something, they’ve been everywhere! (from)

      Other intelligence services of states involved in one way or another in the Libyan conflict (for example, Russia, France, Egypt) obviously have their own data, which does not necessarily coincide with the American ones ...
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 20 July 2020 08: 33
        +2
        Quote: Insurgent
        obviously there are data of their own, which do not necessarily coincide with the American ones ...

        It's just that for the past 20 years, Americans and Jews have been lying so shamelessly not to a blue eye that then it comes out so clearly ...
        Well, it’s just that they don’t say - that is necessarily a lie!
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 20 July 2020 08: 36
          +2
          Quote: Victor_B
          It's just that for the past 20 years, Americans and Jews have been lying so shamelessly not to a blue eye that then it comes out so clearly ...

          This is what I meant, because what is the use of the Americans in the fact that they provide accurate data on the pro-Turkish forces in Libya?
        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 20 July 2020 08: 36
          +2
          Quote: Victor_B
          It's just that for the past 20 years, Americans and Jews have been lying so godlessly not to a blue eye,

          They lied before, when not only the "blue eye" was not there, but also the telephone.
          1. Victor_B
            Victor_B 20 July 2020 08: 43
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            They lied before, when not only the "blue eye" was not there, but also the telephone.
            I believe that journalists very often get real intelligence. information that falls on the president's table and serves as a guide for decision-making.
            They deceive themselves.
            It was one thing that Powell waved a test tube in front of the press, but what if he OFFICIALLY waved the same test tube in front of the president?
            With the same speeches.
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 20 July 2020 09: 15
              +1
              Quote: Victor_B
              It was one thing that Powell waved a test tube in front of the press, but what if he OFFICIALLY waved the same test tube in front of the president?

              And what do you think the president believed him? Of course not, but that is why such "powers, gandolises" are put so that they lie, not presidents.
    2. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 20 July 2020 08: 48
      +2
      What did American intelligence think about their heads?
      Everything is much simpler: I raised salary and allowance statements. Regular accounting.
      1. Free wind
        Free wind 20 July 2020 09: 08
        -1
        Don't ruin people's fantasies. And so of course Bulgakhteria knows more about the affairs in the Ministry of Defense than the chief of staff and the Minister of Defense.
    3. Finches
      Finches 20 July 2020 09: 30
      +2
      Note to our "democrats" - Libya lived in a "bloody" totalitarian regime - but there was peace, tranquility and prosperity ... Now there is no country, constant death of people, heaps of some armed gangs, alien soldiers of all stripes, robberies and murders ... This is called - the era of freedom has come - it's scary to go out into the street, there is no money, no medicine, no education, everything is destroyed, they are bombing from above ... don’t understand who! And American democracy reigns everywhere! laughing
  2. Asad
    Asad 20 July 2020 08: 31
    +2
    Erdogan has about two million refugees, although who counted them a lot. For them, he shakes humanitarian aid from Europe, and from them he recruits the Basmachis, an almost inexhaustible conveyor!
    1. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 20 July 2020 09: 23
      0
      "Erdogan has about two million refugees," 3,7 million refugees.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 July 2020 09: 27
      +3
      Quote: ASAD
      and of them recruits basmachi, an almost inexhaustible conveyor!

      The supplier of terrorists is inexhaustible, there are only two of them in the world.
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 20 July 2020 08: 32
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    This pentagon ball will sweat unravel!
  4. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 20 July 2020 08: 33
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    The Pentagon Inspector General said that the United States "is increasingly concerned about the growing influence of Russia in Libya."
    But I am not worried about Turkish terrorists by terrorist fighters who do not exist. 3500 or 8000, but there are no Russian ones, but the Pentagon noticed them. As in the fable of I. Krylov

    “Have you seen an elephant? What is it at a glance!
    I’m tea, did you think you met a mountain? ” -
    “Is he there?” - “There.” “Well, brother, to blame:
    I didn’t even notice the elephant ”
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  6. alma
    alma 20 July 2020 09: 27
    +6
    the report stated that US intelligence examined data on Turkish fighters from Syria and “did not find any connections with Al-Qaeda and ISIS

    Of course we believed bully
  7. Lebed
    Lebed 20 July 2020 09: 57
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    Apparently, all these militants went through the Pentagon, since such awareness.
  8. Piramidon
    Piramidon 20 July 2020 10: 03
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    US intelligence investigated data on Turkish fighters from Syria and “found no connection with al-Qaeda and ISIS

    That is, they are "good", "tolerant" barmaley.
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 July 2020 11: 03
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    Sending up to 3,8 thousand paid Syrian militants to Libya has changed the course of the Libyan war.
    Did she allow? Time will tell. And judging by the Pentagon's reaction, one can hear a great regret that they did not grasp these areas.
  10. barin
    barin 20 July 2020 13: 14
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    The Pentagon openly recognizes these guest performers as militants, and there are no consequences for Turkey. Double standards however.