At least 107 Turkish-backed Syrian militants have been killed while fighting for Azerbaijan in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on October 9.
According to the London-based monitoring group, more than 26 Syrian militants were killed by Armenian forces in the last 48 hours only.
The total number of Syrian militants supporting the Azerbaijani attack on Nagorno-Karabakh is no less than 1,450. At least 250 were transported by Turkey to the disputed region’s frontlines last week.
Despite the ever increasing international pressure and mounting losses, Turkey is still recruiting Syrian militants to fight in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“More than 400 fighters from the Sultan Murad Division, the Hamza Division and other factions, are preparing to be transferred by the Turkish government to Azerbaijan in the next few hours and days,” the SOHR said in its report.
A day earlier, Syrian activists leaked a video revealing how Turkey was using radical rhetoric to recruit militants for the battle in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Turkey’s involvement in the attack on Nagorno-Karabakh appears to be larger than was originally thought. Recently, it was confirmed that Ankara deployed F-16 fighter jets in Azerbaijan prior to the attack.
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