New batch of Syrian mercenary bodies arrive from Azerbaijan

AZAZ, Syria (North Press) – The bodies of Syrian mercenaries, who were fighting alongside the Azeri army in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia, arrived on Wednesday to the areas of Turkish-backed opposition militant groups.

According to a North Press source, more than 20 bodies entered from Hawar Kilis crossing after arriving from Azerbaijan on a Turkish plane to Gaziantep airport.

“The Suleyman Shah “Al-Amchat” groups prepared on a list of more than 150 militants from various groups to send them to Azerbaijan on January 21,” sources said.

Turkey is continuing to recruit Syrians to fight in the Nagorno-Karabakh region by offering financial inducements under the pretext of protecting public bases and installations there.

The source confirmed that one of the bodies belonged to a displaced man from Azaz city married to two women, who was living in camps east of Azaz and joined a month ago with the “Hamzat” groups.

The source added that the batch of bodies arrived in the Afrin area of northern Aleppo countryside, likely to be buried there.

The recent escalation between Azerbaijan and Armenia is the most violent since the 1990s, against the backdrop of the dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Reporting by Khaled Al-Hassan