Is this turning into another Syria?
Has Pakistan sent army troops
into Azerbaijan to assist with
30 September, 2020
Communications intercepts in the region presently in conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, indicate Pakistan has sent army troops into Azerbaijan to assist with attacking Armenia!
The cover communications intercept allegedly went as follows:
Q: You should write to tell us what’s going on
A: “How can we write? I don’t have money. We are fine, don’t worry, 7-8 villages were liberated, don’t be afraid”
Q: It seems from Internet you are winning
A: “Yes. I know. I have seen on Instagram that Fizuli, Agdam have been liberated from occupation. Our side says that we have also taken Mrav mountain.
Q: What’s wrong with the internet, why doesn’t it work?”
A: Their (Azerbaijan) ministry has turned it off. As a lot of things happen here, people get in touch with Armenians, that’s why they have turned it off.
Q: Is shooting taking place in the (garbled) region,
A: “on Agdam’s side.”
Pakistan is the second country, apart from Turkey, that recognized Azerbaijan’s sovereignty in 1991. Ties between Islamabad, Pakistan and Ankara, Turkey have been strengthened as the latter has been openly supporting Pakistan’s stance on the Kashmir issue.
Perhaps, the alleged presence of Pakistani troops points to Islamabad reciprocating Turkey for its support on the Kashmir issue by lending the Pakistani military support in Ankara’s misadventure in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.
Ankara has been supportive of Azerbaijan claim on the conflicted region of Armenian-controlled Karabakh. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned Armenia for the attack calling to immediately end the occupation of Azerbaijani territories.
“Unfortunately, I have to declare that NATO member Turkey is fully supporting now Azerbaijan through its electronic drones – through cyber-attacks. But it’s not only that. Turkey is supporting Azerbaijan also through their personnel, advisers, mercenaries and also with their F-16s,” he said.
Armenian ambassador to Russia has further claimed that Turkey has sent about 4,000 fighters from Syria, however, Azerbaijan has rejected the claim.
“Rumors of militants from Syria allegedly being redeployed to Azerbaijan is another provocation by the Armenian side and complete nonsense,” an aide to Azerbaijani President Ilhan Aliyev told Reuters.
The tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia soared on Sunday morning when deadly attacks and shelling started in Nagorno-Karabakh. The long-standing dispute took a violent turn and both the sides have blamed each other for the escalation.
According to a statement by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, as many as 2,300 Armenian soldiers have been killed or wounded, and about 130 tanks and other armored vehicles, 200 artillery and rocket systems, 25 air defense systems, six command and observation posts, five ammunition depots and 55 vehicles destroyed since the outbreak of the conflict.