BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The Artsakh Defense Army announced on Friday, the arrest of a Syrian citizen “who fought alongside Azerbaijan.”
The official media center, via its channel on Telegram, said: “The ADA units in Karabakh arrested another terrorist,” adding: “The initial questioning leaves no room for any doubt that there are terrorists on the Azerbaijani front.”
The statement indicated that the prisoner’s name, “the radical,” is “Muhrad Muhammad al-Khayr, of Syrian origin.”
Defense Army of Artsakh (@Karabakh_MoD) captured a foreign terrorist fighter Mehred Muhammad Alkher from #Hamma city, #Syria.
It’s undeniable fact that #Turkey recruits FTFs from #Syria and #Libya and transfers them to #Azerbaijan to fight against #NagornoKarabakh pic.twitter.com/HFQRtgw3hy
— Anna A. Naghdalyan (@naghdalyan) October 30, 2020
Prior to this, Azerbaijan and Turkey both denied the presence of foreign mercenaries in their ranks and instead, accused Armenia of using foreign fighters.
On the other hand, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Seramolotov expressed the danger of the infiltration of mercenaries participating from Syria and Libya in the Karabakh battles to Russia.
The renewed military clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan began on September 27.
The Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, approved the imposition of a state of war in a number of cities and regions of the republic and the curfew, and announced a partial mobilization. Prior to this, the Armenian Cabinet declared a state of war and general mobilization in the country due to the events in Nagorno Karabakh.