At least 14 Syrian mercenaries were killed in the last few days while fighting along Azerbaijani forces in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on October 31.
Hundreds of Syrian militants were recruited by Turkey earlier this year to support Azerbaijan’s attack on Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh.
According to the SOHR, 281 Syrian mercenaries have been killed by Armenian forces on Nagorno-Karabakh’s frontlines since the outbreak of the battle on September 27.
“a new batch of 20 bodies of fighter who have been killed in Nagorno-Karabakh battles, arrived in Syria, specifically to the areas held by Turks and factions in northern Aleppo,” the monitoring group said in its report.
The recent SOHR report revealed that a total of 2,350 Syrian mercenaries were supporting the Azerbaijani attack in Nagorno-Karabakh.
At least one Syrian mercenary has been captured by Armenian forces, so far. Video of his confessions was released on October 30.
Turkey is using its Syrian proxies to inflame the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and further its interests there, similar to what it did in Libya earlier this year.
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