YPJ announces the death of a fighter

YPJ fighter Vejîn Jiyan succumbed to her severe injuries, which she had sustained in an accident during an operation in Hesekê on 27 July.


The General Command of the Women's Defence Units (YPJ) announced the death of Vejîn Jiyan (Hîcran Ecûz, who succumbed to her injuries in an accident which occurred during an operation in Hesekê on 27 July. While four female fighters died on the spot, another injured fighter died a few days later.


According to the YPJ, Vejîn Jiyan was born in Cizre district of Şırnak in North Kurdistan and came to Rojava to join the Women's Defence Units after the brutal suppression of the self-government resistance by the Turkish state in 2015/2016.

"Comrade Vejîn had clear goals and objectives and quickly learned about the revolutionary life in our ranks with her youthful dynamism and persistent determination for freedom. She attached great importance to her personal education and also felt responsible for the advancement of others. With this awareness, she contributed to the education of hundreds of young people in Rojava. She made great contributions to the revolution of Rojava and courageously took on important tasks and responsibilities in the struggle for freedom. Comrade Vejîn was determined to build the system of democratic modernity and, as a young woman, played a formative role in implementing the ideology of women's liberation,” said the YPJ statement on Friday.

The YPJ Command expressed its condolences to Vejîn Jiyan's family and the Kurdish people and stated: "Many of our valuable companions have sacrificed their lives without hesitation for the liberation of our country from the occupiers. Comrade Vejîn was one of them. We will follow her path and continue our struggle until liberation."

The identity information of the fallen YPJ fighter is as follows:

Nom de Guerre: Vejîn Jiyan

First-Last Name: Hîcran Ecûz

Mother's Name: Newroz

Father's Name: Behrem

Date and Place of Birth: 2000, Cizre

Date and Place of Martyrdom: 07.08.2023, Hesekê