Church service for fallen Assyrian fighter in Til Temir
Assyrian SDF fighter Azad Asurî, from the Assyrian part of Mosul, fell a martyr in the attack by a Turkish drone in a village in the Girê Spî region on 25 July.
A religious ceremony was held in the Virgin Mary Church in Til Temir (Tal Tamr) district of the Hesekê Canton for Assyrian fighter Azad Assuri, who was recently martyred.
Dozens of Assyrians attended the ceremony held at the Virgin Mary Church on Friday. Members of the Assyrian Defence Council and the Til Temir Military Council were also present at the ceremony.
During the ceremony, participants offered condolences to the family of the fallen Assyrian fighter, hoping that his soul would find peace and tranquillity.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on August 1 the identities of four fallen fighters, who included Assyrian fighter Qais Barkho Silvia (Azad Asûrî).
“The Turkish invasion expanded the scope of its attacks to cover most of Northern and Eastern Syria. On 25 July, our friend Azad Asurî, whose real name was Qeys Berxo Silivya, from the Assyrian part of Mosul, fell a martyr in the attack by a Turkish drone in a village in the Girê Spî region. Our fallen friend fought against terrorist forces for a long time and took part in most of the campaigns against the terrorist organization ISIS,” the SDF statement said.
The Assyrian fighter was laid to rest in the Martyr Xebat Cemetery earlier this week.