SOHR: First Turkish-backed Syrian mercenary killed in Azerbaijan

In the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, first Syrian fighter of Ankara-backed factions was killed in Azerbaijan, according to SOHR.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has documented the death of the first Syrian fighter of Turkish-backed factions in Azerbaijan after being shot.

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries were sent to join the battles in Azerbaijan, while their sole mission was supposed to be protecting the oil fields.

SOHR reported that yesterday, very reliable sources confirmed that reports circulated on media outlets considering Turkey’s transfer of nearly 4,000 fighters of Turkish-backed Syrian factions to Azerbaijan in order to join the war against Armenia were completely false.

The sources have confirmed 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.

“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 the other hand, reliable sources have informed SOHR that Armenian-born Syrian fighters were transported to Armenia to join the war there on the side of Armenia against Azerbaijan.