A new video revealing how Syrian militants are recruited to fight as mercenaries for Azerbaijan has surfaced online.
The video, that was filmed in the Turkish-occupied area of Afrin in northern Syria, was leaked by activists. On October 8, the Ministry of Defense of Armenia shared the video as a solid evidence of Syrian militants involvement in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
In the video, a Sheikh [Islamic scholar] is seen calling a gathering of men, who are believed to be militants, to support Azerbaijan’s attack on Nagorno-Karabakh.
“Our [Islamic] nation is now being tested in its east and west, and our battle is now in Azerbaijan as it is our battle in the Levant,” the sheikh says.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Turkey transported more than 1,000 Syrian militants to Azerbaijan to support the ongoing attack on Armenian forces in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Dozens of Syrian militants have been killed on Nagorno-Karabakh frontlines, so far. However, more are planning to join the battle against Armenian forces.
Syrian militants were promised a monthly payment of $1,500 to 2,000. The high-death rate in their ranks suggests that many of them will not get paid by the end of the battle in Nagorno-Karabakh.
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