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Turkish-backed militants from Syria promised higher salaries and citizenship if they fight in Libya

According to sources, fighters from the Turkish-backed Syrian militant groups were paid approximately $50 a month in Syria, but the rumored salary in Libya is $1,500 per month.

In addition, fighters are being promised Turkish citizenship after 6 months of deployment in Libya.

Reportedly 3 Turkish-backed militants has already died fighting against the Libyan National Army (LNA), and there is even a debate on how to report their deaths, and even if to report them at all.

Meanwhile, there was a big breakthrough in the fight, as the LNA breached the city of Sirte (Misrata) and apparently put it under its control.

The LNA’s Navy Al Karama docked in the city. There was also a video released purportedly showing Turkish-made military vehicles that were seized by the LNA in Sirte.

The LNA spokesperson said that consultations were on-going to form an international mission that oversees the absence of foreign forces in Libya.