Monday, August 31, 2015

American Woman Fighter With Kurds Beheaded By IS

There is a growing number of Western fighters joining the Kurdish defense against the ISIS onslaught. These men and women are the stuff of true heroes. They voluntarily join battle against the evil of our time. Some are wounded, some pay the ultimate price for freedom. 


July 31, 2015

Why Should You Fight For The Kurds? 

Why indeed? It is now plain that Turkey is a walkover. The Kurds are the last defense of a free Europe.
Why would you join someone else's fight? Macer Gifford is 28 years old, British, and had a lucrative financial job in the City of London. But last year he gave it all up to go and join the Lions of Rojava, the international brigade fighting alongside the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria.
Audio link to BBC Newshour Extra: How close are we to an Independent Kurdistan?

July 30, 2015

BBC Interview with American Volunteer Fighting With Kurdish Forces

Jordan Matson, YPG Volunteer
BBC, The American former soldier who joined YPG and fought IS in Syria appeared on BBC
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The American former soldier who joined YPG and fought IS in Syria appeared on BBC.

Jordan was in the news earlier testifying he was shot at by the Turkish army. (Source)

June 11, 2015

American Fighter With Kurdish Forces Killed Battling ISIS

March 3, 2015

British Volunteer Fighter With Kurdish Forces Dies In Battle With IS

Former Royal Marine Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, who travelled to Syria several months ago, died fighting alongside Kurdish forces in the north of the country on Monday. The 25-year-old is believed to have been killed by mortar fire. In a statement issued today, his family said: “We are devastated to confirm the death of our son Konstandinos Erik Scurfield in Syria where he went to support the forces opposing Islamic State.” They added: “His flame might have burned briefly but it burned brightly with love, courage, conviction and honour and we are very proud of him. We would like to request that we be allowed to grieve in peace as a family without intrusion at this difficult time.” (Source)

March 1, 2015

Aussie Volunteer Fighter Against IS Dies In Battle

Feb 28, 2015 Ashley Johnston, the YPG fighter from Australia, has become the first Western martyr in Rojava. Johnston lost his live during a battle in the surroundings of Til Hemis.

Feb. 4, 2015

Dutch Government Questioned About Wounded Lion of Rojava

Richard Jansen is one of a group of international fighters called the Lions of Rojava struggling against the Islamic State with the Syrian Kurds. He is currently in a hospital in Syria recovering from a serious head injury and needs special medical attention. The Dutch Government does nothing on his behalf.

Jan. 2, 2015 Dutch fighter, Richard Jansen left two months ago for Syria to join the Kurds in their fight against IS. RTL reporter Roel Geeraedts interviewed him in Syria about his motives and experiences so far. 


Feb. 3, 2015

Wounded Dutch Fighter Against IS Abandoned By His Goverment

Jan. 3, 2015

Another Foreigner Joins the Kurdish Fighting Force

The Dutch hero Richard Jansen is fighting alongside his Kurdish brothers against the Islamic State. He has joined a growing plantoon of foreigners, called the Lions of Rojava. Very few Europeans and indeed of his compatriots understand that this isn't a fight of the Kurds alone. This is an existential war for civilization.