According to intelligence, there are mercenaries of Armenian origin from Syria and the Middle East among those dead on the Armenian side. But, since they are not officially registered in Armenia, the country easily hides these losses.
The Spokesman for Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry, Colonel Vagif Dargahli, revealed the given information.
"As in previous battles, this time the Armenian military-political leadership hides the losses from the public, citing the ban on the dissemination of military information.
Due to a large number of casualties, the enemy will soon be forced to acknowledge these losses as an event that took place in different circumstances," the Spokesman stated.