SOHR: 107 Turkish-backed mercenaries killed in Nagorno-Karabakh
107 Syrian mercenaries have been killed in Nagorno-Karabakh so far as Turkey prepares new batch to send to Azerbaijan, SOHR reports.
As the death toll of the Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries fighting in Azerbaijan is rising, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) 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, SOHR reported 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,” SOHR noted.
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.
Citing “reliable sources”, SOHR stated that the Turkish government threw 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.