al-Qamishli, Syria: Funeral of YPG fighter - 22.01.2013

Two days ago a fighter of the Kurdish PeopleĀ“s Defense Units (YPG) called Serhed Qamislo was killed in clashes with Islamist gangs in Sere Kaniye (Arabic: Ras al-Ain). In his hometown al-Qamishli crowds of people brought his body to the funeral.

For several days Islamist gangs are passing the Turkish-Syria border for conducting attacks on Kurds. According to the Firat News Agency more than 84 gang members were killed in clashes between 16 and 18 January, while 6 YPG fighters lost their lives.