SOHR: Turkey sent 320 mercenaries to Azerbaijan

According to SOHR, 320 mercenaries of Syrian nationality have been transferred to Azerbaijan by Turkish security companies.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) quoted sources as saying that that the number of Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries in Azerbaijan approximates 320, and they have been transported by Turkish security companies. It is worth noting that these fighters have not participated in any battles so far, it added.

“Most of the Syrian fighters sent to Azerbaijan are of Turkmen descent, and they went to Azerbaijan under the pretext of ‘defending the national cause’, while the Turkish-backed Arab factions refused to send their fighters to Azerbaijan,” SOHR sources added.

On Sunday, SOHR sources reported that a batch of Syrian fighters of Turkish-backed factions arrived in Azerbaijan from Turkey. This batch arrived in Turkey a few days earlier from Afrin in north-western countryside of Aleppo.

SOHR sources also confirmed that there was another batch preparing itself to go to Azerbaijan. These developments came as a part of Turkey’s policy of turning the Syrian fighters into mercenaries.