French YPG fighter Farid Medjahed laid to rest in Marseille
"On the side of the Kurds, he has participated in their fight for humanity," said the father of French YPG fighter.
French YPG fighter Farid Medjahed lost his life in the fight against ISIS in Deir ez-Zor on 6 October. His body was buried in Marseille yesterday.
The funeral of he internationalist YPG fighter Farid Medjahed (Şahin Qereçox) took place in Marseille yesterday.
Medjahed, a French citizen, died on 6 October during the "Cizirê Storm" offensive against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in the northeastern Syrian region of Deir ez-Zor. Before the funeral a farewell ceremony took place in the Kurdish community center of Marseille. In addition to the family of the YPG martyr, his friends, representatives of the Kurdish freedom movement, activists on hunger strike in solidarity with HDP MP Leyla Güven against the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan also attended the ceremony.
After a minute's silence for Medjahed and the martyrs of the Rojava Revolution, the father of the YPG fighter made a moving speech. He said his son has always stood up for the rights of the oppressed.
"On the side of the Kurds, he has participated in their fight for humanity," said the father.
Subsequently, politician Xebat Öcalan spoke on behalf of the Kurdish Society Center and expressed his sympathy to the relatives of Farid Medjahed.
With a long car convoy, the internationalist YPG fighter’s body was then taken to the cemetery of Marseilles.