More than 1,000 fighters from Syria were sent to Nagorno Karabakh on Friday, Russian news agency Ria Novosti reported citing its own source, who added that “another group is also preparing to be sent in the coming days.”
Earlier Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said in an interview with the Russian agency that Turkey is using terrorists from Syria in the region to support Azerbaijan, something Ankara categorically rejects.
The head of the Russian SVR (Foreign Intelligence Service) Sergei Naryskin had also said that hundreds and perhaps thousands of mercenaries who are members of international terrorist organisations fighting in the Middle East, are being sent to the Region of Nagorno Karabakh.
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev commenting today in an interview with TASS news agency on sending fighters from the Middle East, Syria and Libya, said that Azerbaijan has its own fighting army and does not need to attract others from abroad to the conflict
Meanwhile, Defence Minister Nagorno Karabakh said another 19 troop casualties were recorded today, bringing troop casualties to 729 since hostilities with Azerbaijani forces began.