by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio for VT Mediterranean
Great operations are underway in Libya both to show muscle in view of an ever more difficult diplomatic negotiation, and to prepare a strategic plan for the possible great battle in Sirte for the possible huge battle in Sirte in the possibility of an attack by the troops of the Government of National Agreement (GNA) by President Fayez Al Serray, supported by the UN and the European Union with the only exception of France which remains “loyal” ally of its opponent general Khalifa Haftar.
The latter, commander of the Libyan National Army, controls Cyrenaica in agreement with the Tobruk government and the leaders of the local tribes and is supported by Russia with a view to contrasting the expansionist aims of the Turkish sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, eager for reconstruction of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East.
Reliable sources report the umpteenth military cargo sent from Turkey to Misurata airport, in support of the Tripoli GNA, in support of its military (a few) and the now 16,000 jihadist mercenaries recruited by Turkish intelligence in Syria among the factions of Sunni Islamists Turkish National Syrian Army (TNSA) radicals, composed of former ISIS and Al Qaeda commanders as demonstrated in multiple reports, used for the war against the Kurds in Rojava started with the Peace Spring operation of 9 October 2019.
Meanwhile SOHR (Syrian Observatori for Human Rights) announces the arrival of 2500 ISIS militiamen from Tunisia to strengthen the military contingent deployed by the Turkish intelligence MIT (as explained in the article below) and the Egyptian Parliament has given green light to President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to prepare the army for an entry into Libya as requested by the Tobruk government last week.
If on the one hand international diplomacy is trying in every way to prevent a civil war that began in 2014 from becoming an international conflict, on the other hand the interests of the Weapons Lobby of various countries in business with each other and with the Muslim Brotherhood (Turkey, Qatar , Italy and the United Kingdom) blows on fire as evidenced by the hidden direction of Deep State NATO and the intervention of a powerful American lobbying company such as Mercury in the service of the Tripoli government.
The concealed NATO direction in Turkish invasion of Libya with fierce jihadists was admitted a few weeks ago by italian ambassador in Tripoli, as highlighted in previous report.
Egypt’s parliament authorised the deployment of troops outside the country on Monday after the president threatened military action against Turkish-backed forces in neighbouring Libya, according to the Qatar media Al Jazeera.
The parliament unanimously approved “the deployment of members of the Egyptian armed forces on combat missions outside Egypt’s borders to defend Egyptian national security … against criminal armed militias and foreign terrorist elements”, it said in a statement.
The deployment would be made on a “western front” – a likely reference to western neighbour Libya. The move could bring Egypt and Turkey – which support rival sides in Libya’s chaotic proxy war – into direct confrontation.
Egypt, alongside the United Arab Emirates and Russia, backs eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar, who abandoned an offensive on the capital last month after Turkey, and above all its mercenaries ISIS – AL QAEDA, stepped up support for Tripoli.
Turkish intelligence transfers 2,500 Tunisian ISIS members to Libya in a few months
by SOHR reveals On Jul 17, 2020
At Turkish government’s orders, Turkish intelligence have transferred Jihadi groups and ISIS members of different foreign nationalities, from Syria to Libya in the past few months. According to SOHR statistics, the Turkish intelligence transferred over 2,500 Tunisian ISIS members to Libya, out of thousands of other ISIS Tunisians operating in Syria.
SOHR sources reported a few days ago that Syrian activists reported that Turkish authorities sent a new batch of jihaid fighters to Libya, in order to join the military operations on the side of the “Government of National Accord” and the “Libyan National Army” led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
According to SOHR statistics, the number of recruits who arrived in Libya rose to 16,100 Syrian mercenaries, including 340 children under the age of 18, of whom 5,600 returned to Syria after passing the duration of their contracts and getting their dues. Meanwhile, Turkey keeps recruiting more mercenaries bringing them to Turkish territory to undergo military training.
According to SOHR sources, the Turkish-backed factions’ commanders embezzle financial dues allocated to the recruits, as the commanders of “Suleiman Shah” (Al-Amshat) pay 8,000 Turkish liras (around $ 1.200) every month for each fighter, while the commanders of “Sultan Murad” pay 11,000 Turkish liras (around $ 1.650) for each fighter. It is worth noting that the monthly salaries allocated for the Syrian mercenaries who are now in Turkish territories are larger than what these mercenaries get.
Meanwhile, the number of Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries who were killed in military operations in Libya has risen to nearly 470, including 33 children under the age of eighteen, as well as some group commanders.
Fabio is Director and Editor of Gospa News; a Christian Information Journal.
Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio, born on 24/2/1967 in Borgosesia, started working as a reporter when he was only 19 years old in the alpine area of Valsesia, Piedmont, his birth region in Italy. After studying literature and history at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, he became deputy director of a local newspaper and specialized in judicial reporting.
For about 15 years he is a correspondent from Northern Italy for the Italian newspapers Libero and Il Giornale, also writing important revelations on the Ustica massacre, a report on Freemasonry and organized crime.
With independent investigations, he collaborates with Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza in important investigations that conclude with the arrest of Camorra entrepreneurs or corrupt politicians.
In July 2018 he found the counter-information web media Gospa News focused on geopolitics, terrorism, Middle East, and military intelligence. He is a correspondent from Italy for the French news site Reseau International.
He worked for many years for the magazine Art & Wine as an art critic and curator.