Under the pretext of “hailing from the region” | Turkish government maintains groups of Syrian mercenaries in Nagorno-Karabakh
Very reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that the Turkish government will maintain groups of Syrian fighters in Nagorno-Karabakh, despite the suspension of military operations and the agreement reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan with Russia’s mediation.
It is worth noting that Turkey claims that these fighters are hailing from this region, particularly from Caucasus and other areas there. However, SOHR sources confirms that they are pro-Turkey Turkmen fighters.
Separately, Syrian Observatory have monitored the arrival of a new batch of nearly 30 fatalities of Turkish-backed mercenaries in Syria, after they had perished in earlier military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.
According to SOHR statistics, the death toll of the Turkish-backed mercenaries since the Turkish government sent them to the frontlines in late September has reached 293 dead, including 225 fighters whose bodies were brought to Syria while the rest of bodies remain in Azerbaijan.
It is worth noting that the total number of Syrian fighters thrown into Nagorno-Karabakh battles has reached 2,580, of whom there were 342 fighters returned to Syria after they had given up and forgone their payments.