Former Armenian ambassador to Italy, Sargis Ghazarian, has claimed that about 4,000 members of terrorist organisations Jabhat al-Nusra and the Sultan Murad Brigade have arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh, where they have been spotted fighting alongside Azerbaijani forces.
Sargis Ghazarian, along with hundreds of members of the Armenian community in Italy, have organized a sit-in in front of the House of Representatives in Rome, to demand an end to what they called the “Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression”.
“The presence of these anti-Armenian jihadists is dangerous, and even more so if we take into account that the UN Secretary-General has called for an end ti the fighting in order to combat the Covid-19 epidemic,” the former Armenian ambassador told Italian news agency ACAI.
He highlighted the “danger that a NATO member state is fueling the proliferation of terrorist networks in a region where they never existed,” while Azerbaijan, which “has the credibility of Europe’s energy partner, deploys jihadist fighters near gas pipelines.”
“Where is the credibility of the policies of some European countries?” he asked.
Several reports of terrorists being redeployed from battlefields in Libya and Syria on behalf of their Turkish employers, have surfaced over the past weeks. These reports claim that takfiri forces are being sent to fight alongside Azerbaijan in the recent conflict over the disputed region of Artsakh, known as Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan.