Dozens of Syrian militants, who were recruited by Turkey, were preparing to depart to Azerbaijan, where they would support the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported on July 30.
According to the news agency, the militants, who were recruited by offices in Afrin and Idlib, will depart after Eid al-Adha holiday, which will end on August 3.
“After Eid al-Adha they will be sent to Turkish territory and from there to Azerbaijan,” the ANHA quoted a source with knowledge on the matter as saying.
In Azerbaijan the Syrian militants will receive a salary of $5,000, more than double salary of Turkish-backed militants in Libya.
Two weeks ago, Syria’s Sham FM reported that Turkey was recruiting Syrian militants to fight as mercenaries for the Azerbaijani Armed Forces against the Armenian forces.
The Azerbaijani Armed Forces and the Armenian military engaged in a series of skirmishes earlier this month. Back then, Turkey vowed to provide military assistance to Azerbaijan.
Turkey could plan to support Azerbaijan with Syrian militants, as it did with the Government of National Accord in Libya. Nevertheless, these allegations have not yet been confirmed by any independent source.