Kurdish fighters killed by Qaeda, buried in Qamishli, north Syria

17-01-2014

 

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey− Bodies of 31 Kurdish fighters who were killed during clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) −affiliated with al-Qaeda− arrived on Tuesday in the city of Qamishli, northeast Syria.  

Thousands of Kurds gathered from different areas in the city of Qamishlo/Qamishli northern Syria to bury the members of the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG).

The 31 YPG fighters were killed during the clashes that broke out between the YPG and the ISIL group in the towns of Tel Hamis and Tel Birak, in Qamishli’s southern suburbs. 

Local sources in the city told ARA News that the city’s shops closed to mourn the YPG fighters. 

Participants in the funeral emphasized that the Kurds are “determined to continue the struggle against Qaeda in the region”.

“Those YPG fighters were killed while defending our areas and its residents against the danger of al-Qaeda (ISIL). They deserve all respect,” one of the mourners told ARA News.  

Local activists said that many Arabs, Syriacs, Assyrians and Armenians were among the mourners. 

 

Reporting by: Ridwan Bizar

Source: ARA News

 

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