More than 400 mercenaries are sent from Syria to Azerbaijan to participate in the conflict with Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh. This was reported by Al-Masdar News with reference to the Syrian Monitoring Center for Human Rights (SOHR).
The organization also learned that the death toll of Syrian mercenaries involved in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan increased to 107. It is noted that at least 26 people have been killed in the past 48 hours. According to SOHR, the mercenaries were sent to Azerbaijan for the first time in early September.
The deaths of Syrian mercenaries were also reported on 5 October. Then a well-informed source reported about 93 dead militants in Nagorno-Karabakh.
In early October, a Novaya Gazeta source revealed a mechanism for sending Turkish-backed mercenaries from Syria to Nagorno-Karabakh. According to him, a Syrian of Turkmen origin (Turkoman) named Seif Abu Bakr is engaged in the registration of fighters. He is allegedly a recruiter for the Khamzat brigade, which fights as part of the Free Syrian Army.
The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) escalated sharply on September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of shelling positions and settlements on the demarcation line. Yerevan claims that 4,000 militants transferred by Turkey from Syria are fighting on the side of Baku.