BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said that Yerevan has compelling evidence that Turkey has sent militants from Syria and Libya to Karabakh.
The minister said in an interview with Russia’s Sputnik Agency: ” There are factual and indisputable evidence of the existence and continuation of Turkey sending foreign terrorist fighters from Syria and Libya (to Karabakh).”
He continued: “This is confirmed by the intelligence data of the countries participating in the chairmanship of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the reports received from the conflict zone itself.”
Armenia and Azerbaijan have exchanged accusations about bringing in armed mercenaries from Syria and the Middle East countries, and the Armenian ambassador to Russia, Vardan Tagagnian, said that militants transported by Turkey from Syria are participating in hostilities in the Karabakh heights.
The renewed military clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan on began on September 27th.
The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, approved the imposition of a state of war in a number of cities and regions of the republic and a curfew, and announced a partial mobilization.
Prior to that, the Armenian Cabinet declared a state of war and general mobilization in the country due to the events in Nagorno Karabakh.