BBC Arabia Talks to a Syrian (SNA) Fighter in Azerbaijan
“I didn’t know we were going to fight” With these words Abdullah (a pseudonym at his request) opened his conversation with me on a chat app.
During the Soviet rule, Nagorno Karabakh was inhabited by citizens of Armenian origin, as an autonomous region inside Azerbaijan, but with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the inhabitants of this region sought to unite with Armenia, which led to the outbreak of conflict in the 1990s that led This resulted in the killing of 30 thousand people, and ended with the signing of a ceasefire agreement, making the region a focal point of conflict between the two sides that renewed from time to time and left dead and wounded between the two parties, especially in 2016 when some clashes resulted in the deaths of more than 100 people.
Since last Sunday, the two countries declared martial law and general mobilization after the escalation of fighting between the two sides.
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