News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan
Today tens of thousands attended the funeral of Şervan Müslim, a member of the YPG killed in fighting yesterday near Kobani, at around 11 am local time today – according to a report by DİHA. He was laid to rest in the Martyrs’ Cemetery in the village of Termik, a short distance from the center of Kobani. Şervan was the youngest son of Salih Muslim, the co-President of the PYD.
Şervan was taking part in clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the village of Fatina, approximately 15 kilometers from the center of Kobani, when he was killed. The YPG has been defending the town from attacks by the ISIS and other al-Qaeda affiliates since earlier this summer.
Şervan’s body was carried from Kobani’s House of the People to the cemetery in a long procession, attended by thousands of citizens and YPG fighters, under the banners of TEV-DEM, the YPG, YPJ and PYD and amid slogans of ‘Long Live the YPG’ and ‘Martyrs do not die.’
Şervan’s mother, Ayşe Efendi, addressed the crowds at her sons funeral, saying:
Today I am saying to those whom we are fighting against, today it is clear who is fighting for freedom and honor, and who is making the ultimate sacrifice. I am saying to you, you have your lies and your frauds, while we are resisting with our blood and our martyrs. Now, holding my head high, I will say that I have in my possession a free land. Today we are continuing our resistance on the line that was drawn by our martyrs.