Jihadist mercenaries mutiny in Azerbaijan, start looting villages and try to impose Sharia Law
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 28, ARMENPRESS. The jihadist terrorist mercenaries hired by Azerbaijan to attack Artsakh have started to loot stores, rob citizens in Azerbaijan. According to several sources, the merceneraies are even trying to impose Sharia Law upon the Azerbaijani population, Armenian lawmaker Vahagn Tevosyan said.
Tevosyan reminded that in early September the Russian Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper reported that militants from Syria are planning to attack Armenia, but the article was deleted after Azerbaijani pressures.
“Today, news are coming in from various sources on how these mercenaries are treating the Azerbaijanis in the villages where they are deployed. The Azerbaijani villagers are complaining that the mercenaries are trying to impose Sharia Law upon their households, are looting stores and prohibiting the sale of liquor, women are banned from going outside without hijabs, people are robbed on the streets and so on,” he said, adding that the Aliyev regime’s criminal adventurism on hiring jihadists will implode Azerbaijan.
The Human Rights Organization of Afrin has released a list of rebel divisions active in Syria that have been transported to Azerbaijan and hired as mercenaries to fight against the Artsakh military in the ongoing Azeri offensive.
According to the organization, 80 fighters from the seven different divisions were killed in action.
The Syrian militants have arrived to Azerbaijan through Turkish territory.
Below is a list of the divisions and losses.
1) al-Sharqiya rebel group – 19 militants
2) Hamza Division – 4 militants
3) 51-rd Division – 9 militants
4) Jaysh al-Nukhba group – 11 militants
5) Levant Front – 22 militants
6) Al Furqan Brigade – 33 militants
7) Al-Mutasim Division – 6 militants
In the early morning of September 27, the Azerbaijani military launched a massive attack on Artsakh using air force, missiles and tanks. The Azerbaijani artillery strikes targeted civilian settlements, including Stepanakert city, which resulted in several civilians being killed. Schools were also bombed. A mother and her child were killed in Martuni, Artsakh. Many other civilians were wounded.
As of the latest data, the Artsakh military’s countermeasures destroyed 4 Azeri attacking helicopters, 27 UAVs, 36 tanks and armored personnel vehicles, 2 engineering armored vehicles and 11 armored equipment. Around 200 Azerbaijani attacking troops were killed in action.
The Artsakh military said on September 28 that a total of 31 Artsakhi troops were killed in action.
According to authorities Azerbaijan has hired around 4000 militants.
Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan