The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Nagorno-Karabakh’s Syrian mercenaries | Turkish government continues recruitment in complete secrecy, number of fighters in Azerbaijan jumps to 1,650, with over 125 killed so far

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that the Turkish government and its intelligence services continue recruiting Syrian mercenaries to throw them to in the military operations in the “Nagorno-Karabakh” region alongside Azerbaijani forces in their conflict with the Armenians.

However, the recruitment operations are being conducted in complete secrecy to avoid any potential reactions by the international community regarding the “recruitment of mercenaries,” the sources have said.

In this context, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored the arrival of a new batch of Syrian fighters in Azerbaijan, comprising nearly 200 fighters. This brings the number of Syrian fighters who have been transferred to Azerbaijan to at least 1,650 mercenaries so far.

SOHR sources have documented further fatalities among Syrian mercenaries involved in the “Nagorno-Karabakh” conflict. The death toll of those factions has risen, since the Turkish government sent them to the frontlines, to at least 126 dead, including 92 fighters whose bodies were brought to Syria while the rest of bodies remained in Azerbaijan.