From Syria to South Caucasus: New Battleground for Turkey’s proxy army

Days after the start of the war in Artsakh/Nagorno Karabakh, Armenia, France, Russia and Iran announced that mercenaries from Syria had been transferred to the South Caucasus. The story about Turkish-backed fighters in Caucasus made headlines as journalists were receiving confirmations from various sources.

Ankara and Baku repeatedly and categorically denied these accusations.

But multiple testimonies and visual evidence obtained by journalists and researchers leave little room for denying the deployment of Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan. By collecting and combining evidence, Media.am reconstructed the path that the mercenaries took to reach the South Caucasus.

Read more about how geolocated visuals and stories of witnesses prove that a few days before the war started Turkey deployed its proxy army from Northern Syria to Azerbaijan.

Project at ArcGis is HERE.

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