Azerbaijanis on Islamic State training grounds
Azerbaijanis on Islamic State training grounds –
Armradio – The Persian-language ARAN agency has published information, claiming that the Islamic State has created a special training ground at the Iraqi-Syrian border for Azeri citizens.
The training ground called Camp Abu Isa is located on ISIS-held vilayet of Aljazeera. ARAN quotes information disseminated by the Islamic State as saying that Azerbaijanis are being trained to use different weapons, and are taught the ideas of Wahhabism. The instruction is in the Azerbaijani language with a Turkish intonation.
ARAN agency reports that the terrorists have graduated from schools sponsored by the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Azerbaijan.
“The information was first published by ARAN agency on September 21, 2015,” expert of Turkish studies Vazgen Petrosyan said in comments to Public Radio of Armenia.
“They published photos and facts proving that volunteers from Azerbaijan train with the Islamic State and all of them have graduated from schools financed by the Azerbaijani Government,” he said.
According to the expert, the Azerbaijani government created the schools to fight Shiites, and moist of the graduates have joined the Islamic State.
Petrosyan said these trainees are fighting along the Nagorno Karabakh line of contact today.
Spokesman for the NKR President David Babayan earlier told Public Radio of Armenia that Azerbaijan has hired mercenary terrorists to fight against Armenians.