Nagorno-Karabakh battles | 107 Syrian mercenaries killed so far, and Turkey prepares new batch to send to Azerbaijan
As the death toll of the Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries fighting in Azerbaijan is rising, SOHR activists have documented the death of 26 Syrian fighters who were killed in the past 48 hours in raging battles in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh on the side of Azerbaijan against Armenia. Accordingly, the total number of fatalities among the Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries since Turkey threw them into the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia has reached 107.
On the other hand, reliable sources have informed SOHR that the Turkish government is preparing over 400 fighters of “Sultan Murad”, “Al-Hamzat Division” and other factions in order to transport to Azerbaijan in the next hours and days. It is worth noting that the number of Syrian fighters in Azerbaijan has risen to nearly 1,450, after the Turkish government had sent a batch of some 250 fighters last week.
A few days ago, SOHR sources said that Turkish security companies and Turkish intelligence continue to transfer and train large numbers of fighters of Turkish-backed factions to join the fighting in Azerbaijan. Most of those fighters are Syrians of Turkmen descent.
Reliable sources informed SOHR that the Turkish government had thrown Syrian mercenaries into the ongoing battles in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh between Azerbaijan and Armenia, after informing the mercenaries that their task was confined to the “guarding of oil fields and borders” in Azerbaijan.