YPG Press Office founder killed by landmine near Raqqa


Xerib Reso from Efrin, also known as Xerib Welat, was one of the founders of the YPG media office.

ARA News

Xerib Reso, one of the founders of the media office of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), was killed on Thursday while covering the Raqqa operation.

Xerib was born in the village of Sinkayê in the region of Efrin in 1992 and studied agriculture.

He joined the Kurdish YPG in 2012. In 2013, he was one of the founders of the YPG Press Office, believing that the camera was just as important as the gun.

In November 2016, during the start of the Euphrates Wrath Campaign he worked with the YPG Press Office to cover the Raqqa campaign.

Military sources reported that Xerib lost his life while stepping on a landmine that was planted by ISIS in the village of Um Tenek.

The YPG Media Office archives the war by making pictures and videos for the YPG forces. But at the same time assist local and foreign journalists covering the war against ISIS in Northern Syria.

“Graib, one of YPG’s media coordinators who accompanied us to Tabqa frontline (near Raqqa), was killed in battle today,” said Lizzie Phelan, a RT journalist.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News

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