German newspaper: Moscow is recruiting Syrian fighters to fight for Haftar in Libya

The German newspaper “Bild” has revealed that Russia is starting an unprecedented campaign to recruit Syrian fighters by Wagner Group to support Khalifa Haftar in Libya.

The newspaper said in a report Tuesday that Russian Wagner Group had been luring Syrian young men in Quneitra and Deir ez-Zur into going to Libya to fight for Haftar, adding that they were promised a great sum of money in return as well as exemption from mandatory military service in Syria.

The German newspaper indicated that Wagner Group’s contracts with the Syrian recruits will be for three months at the beginning with promised salaries of $1000 a month.

Bild added that the Russian Wagner Group also promised that if the Syrian fighters got injured or killed in Libya, their families will receive from $25.000 to $50000 in compensation.


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