14.08.2017, 9.28 News
The internationalist fighter David Taylor has been martyred when participating in the Raqqa Liberation Offensive on July 16th. His nom de guerre was Zafer Qereçox. His corpse had been sent to his homeland in Virginia, America on July 27th. There his funeral took place in his hometown Buckannonê. As shehid Zafer has been a former US army fighter, who had been stationed in different combat zones before, his funeral was organised in military tradition.
His family, as well as the mayor of the town, Kurdish supporters and his former army friends joined the ceremony. A YPG spokesperson, Nûrî Mehmûd, joined the funeral via phone as well. He in the name of YPG, YPJ and SDF expressed his condolences to Taylor’s family and the American people. Mehmûd also repeated the promise of the organisation, to follow the path of the martyrs.
The ceremony finished with traditional deference of the US army and the flag was handed over to his family.
Media and Press Center YPJ