Internal Troops of Azerbaijan

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Azərbaycan Respublikası Daxili Qoşunları
Internal Troops of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani Internal Troops emblem.svg
Active1991 - present
Country Azerbaijan
BranchMinistry of Internal Affairs
EngagementsNagorno-Karabakh War
General Major Zakir Hasanov

The Internal Troops of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası Daxili Qoşunları) also known as Interior Troops or Interior Guard[1] is the uniformed gendarmerie-like paramilitary force in Azerbaijan.

The Internal Troops are under the authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who also control the police.[2] The Internal Troops are the descended from the Soviet Union's Internal Troops. They are used to deal with internal emergencies such as natural disasters, restoring public order, internal armed conflicts and to protect important facilities. During wartime, the Internal Troops fall under the jurisdiction of the Azerbaijani Land Forces, and can be involved in local defense and security of the country, along with the army.

Its equipment includes Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns.

Other law enforcement bodies in Azerbaijan include the Azerbaijani National Guard and the State Border Service of Azerbaijan and its Coast Guard branch.

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  1. "People's Republic of China militia delegation visits Azerbaijan". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  2. "Today.Az - Interior Troops are not subordinate to Ministry of Emergencies". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2011-11-26.

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