Soldiers of Misfortune: The Syrian Mercenaries Fighting on Both Sides of the Libyan Civil War

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Soldiers of Misfortune: The Syrian Mercenaries Fighting on Both Sides of the Libyan Civil War
Published June 28th, 2020 - 11:22 GMT
Introduction When the American scholar Frederic Wehrey traveled to Libya earlier this year, he was surprised by the appearance of the soldiers supporting the UN-backed government in Tripoli, the Government of National Accord (GNA). The soldiers were, or so they seemed to Wehrey, unusual compared with the Libyan fighters he’d become accustomed to during years of covering the conflict.  One fighter wore a “a do-rag tied around his head, an olive green tactical vest, and perhaps a ce

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