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Baku calls for apology from France after Macron claims Syrian jihadists deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh

Baku demands apology from France after Macron claims Syrian jihadists deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan’s president has referred to as on his French counterpart to apologize for his current claims that Syrian troopers have been funneled into the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh, the place Baku is combating towards Armenian forces.

“There are not any mercenaries. We now have a military of 100,000 troopers,” Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev stated in an interview with Al Arabiya on Sunday. “I demand that France apologize and present duty.”

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Final week, French President Emmanuel Macron made the headline-grabbing declare that he had “dependable info” indicating that members of sure Syrian “jihadist teams” had arrived within the flaming Nagorno-Karabakh hotspot by means of the southern Turkish metropolis of Gaziantep. 

Armenia, whose forces are combating a heavy battle over the disputed mountainous enclave with neighboring Azerbaijan, voiced related allegations. It straight accused Turkey of ferrying in “mercenaries” to assist its ally Azerbaijan’s conflict effort. Baku has dismissed these claims, dubbing them “low-cost propaganda.” 

Officers in Baku keep that the nation’s army is well-staffed and doesn’t want any international manpower. “Azerbaijan doesn’t want any third-party participation,” Hikmet Hajiyev, a senior adviser to the president, advised RT.

The nation of 10 million individuals has “sufficient of our personal sources” and likewise “sufficient reserve potential” to hold on combating, the official said. He additionally insisted that Turkey, which reaffirmed its unwavering assist for Azerbaijan, isn’t concerned within the battle “as a 3rd celebration.” Ankara additionally denied sending Syrian mercenaries into Nagorno-Karabakh.

The semi-frozen battle over Nagorno-Karabakh escalated dramatically on September 27, following an change of fireplace between the Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian forces within the disputed area. Casualties mounted all through final week because the rival sides deployed heavy weapons methods on the frontline and engaged in typical warfare involving tank skirmishes, in addition to artillery and rocket strikes.

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