STEPANAKERT, NOVEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS. The Defense Army of Artsakh captured another foreign militant fighter from an international terrorist organization who was fighting from the Azerbaijani side.
Defense Ministry spokesperson Shushan Stepanyan said they will release additional information soon.
The Artsakh troops had captured a Syrian militant earlier on October 30 as well. The fighter, identified as Mihirab Muhammad Al Shayir, born March 5, 1975, originally from Hama, Syria, testified that he was recruited by Turkey and sent to Azerbaijan together with 250 other militant-mercenaries. On October 31, the Armenian authorities placed Al Shayir under arrest on charges of international terrorism, gross violations of international humanitarian law norm during armed conflicts (murder, attacking civilians, indiscriminate attacks), and his participation in a military conflict as a mercenary.
Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan