Body of Canadian YPG fighter killed by ISIS in Syria returned home

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Flowers and photos lie on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier following a memorial to Nazzareno Tassone, who was killed on Dec. 21 while fighting alongside the Kurdish People's Protection Units, in Syria. (ADRIAN WYLD / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

ARA News 

Nazzareno Tassone, a Canadian volunteer with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), was killed in the city of Raqqa while fighting militants of the Islamic State (ISIS).

Tassone was killed on Dec. 21 in the city of Raqqa while fighting ISIS jihadists. On Sunday, Tassone’s body was returned home, according to officials.

The young man had told his family that he was going to Iraq to teach English, but he secretly slipped into Syria to join forces with a U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG forces.

The YPG told Tassone’s family that his body was taken by Daesh (ISIS) militants, and wasn’t recovered until May.

Hundreds of Western volunteers have joined the ranks of the Kurdish forces in Syria over the past three years to combat ISIS extremists.

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