Shocking data on pro-Turkish mercenaries in Karabakh, another 400 were sent there
MOSCOW, (BM) – We continue to monitor the situation and the ongoing hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, despite a ceasefire between the two countries. In reality, according to BulgarianMilitary.com, the ceasefire on Saturday between the two countries, Armenia and Azerbaijan, on the territory of the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh lasted only a few hours, after which hostilities resumed.
The latest information that has come down to us concerns the use of pro-Turkish Syrian mercenaries, which continue to be sent to Azerbaijan by Turkey and Erdogan. According to the Lebanese news agency Al-Masdar News, which uses investigative data from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), nearly more than 400 Syrian mercenaries have been recruited in the past 48 hours and sent to the Nagorno-Karabakh front.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also provides data on the number of Syrian mercenaries who have died in the Caucasus region – nearly 107 mercenaries, and 26 mercenaries have died in the last 24 hours.
The organization, which is based in London, also presented startling data in the public space. According to the information provided, Syrian mercenaries were sent to Azerbaijan in early September this year, which raises the question – if Azerbaijan was attacked by Armenia on September 27, how were Syrian mercenaries sent to Azerbaijan nearly 20 days earlier? ? The claim that Armenia was the first to strike at Azerbaijani targets contradicts the presence of Syrian mercenaries, who were apparently prepared to invade Nagorno-Karabakh.
Russian intelligence and a source in the Russian media, Novaya Gazeta, have revealed a scheme to send mercenaries in support of Azerbaijan and paid by Turkey. According to sources, Sayf Abu Bakr, who turned out to be a Syrian of Turkmen origin, registered the fighters who were to leave for Nagorno-Karabakh. This man is known to be not accidental in the organization of the military brigade Hamza and plays the role of recruiter of the group. Hamza is a military organization that is currently a member and is fighting for the Free Syrian Army.
The group is known for its support for Turkey and Azerbaijan, and has officially stated that its opponents include Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. In May this year, foreign military intelligence confirmed the involvement of Hamza members in Libya after finding the deaths of several of its members there.
The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27, active clashes are taking place in the disputed territory. Martial law was introduced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, and mobilization was announced. Both sides reported killed and wounded, including civilians. In Baku, they announced the control of several Karabakh villages and strategic heights. Yerevan also reports about the shelling of the territory of Armenia.
Azerbaijan and Armenia have been in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh since February 1988, when the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan SSR.
During the armed conflict in 1992-1994, the Azerbaijani side lost control of Nagorno-Karabakh and the seven areas adjacent to it. Since 1992, negotiations have been conducted within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group on a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The group is led by co-chairs – Russia, USA and France.
In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, through the mediation of Russia, signed the Bishkek Armistice Protocol. At the same time, military operations did not stop there, which periodically renewed.
The most significant exacerbation of the conflict was the four-day war of 2016. Then hundreds of soldiers on both sides became victims.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during a meeting with the President of Azerbaijan last year, called for a rhetoric that would go against the fundamental principles endorsed by both sides and enshrined in the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act when resolving the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh.
At the same time, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry admitted that much more needs to be done to achieve a long-term political settlement.
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