Turkey fuels the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) in order to reinforce its influence in the region and on the globe, President of Syria Bashar al-Assad’s advisor Bouthaina Shaaban said in an interview to RIA Novosti on September 30.
“The statement Erdoğan (the President of Turkey ― Rossa Primavera News Agency) made demonstrates that they support the provocation of this conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia,” Shaaban noted.
In the morning of September 27 the Defense Ministry of Armenia reported artillery shelling from the Azerbaijani side at the contact line between the two armies in Nagorno-Karabakh. A few hours later the Azerbaijani authorities announces “a counter-offensive” operation along the entire contact line.
According to the Armenian side, such a prompt counter-attack could not be planned within a few hours, but it was prepared in advance.
To date, the hostilities along the contact line continue. As of September 30, the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army reported 103 victims among servicemen.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry provides no information about casualties among its military.
On September 30, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported that militants from Syria and Libya were being deployed in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency