German national joins Kurdish fighters in Kobane


The German young man who joined Kurds in Kobane. Photo: Activists

ARA News

Suruc, Turkey –Kurdish military sources reported on Saturday that a young German man arrived in the embattled city of Kobane, in northern Syria, to join defending Kurdish forces who are in conflict with militants of the Islamic State.

The 27-year-old German man, who identified himself as “Schneider”, explained that he came to Kobane in order to participate in defending the city by joining the ranks of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) “who demonstrated bravery fighting against terrorism,” sources close to the YPG told ARA News.

“The Kurdish fighters are protecting humanity against the brutality of the Islamic State terrorists (IS/ISIS),” the sources quoted Schneider as saying. 

Schneider called on all countries of the world to support the resistance of Kobane, saying: “All the nations of the world should provide all kinds of support to Kobane’s resistance because it is protecting humanity against terrorism.”

Speaking to ARA News, Kurdish activist Sherin Kor said: “Kobane’s continuous resistance against the IS group for nearly four months revealed just how determined the Kurds are to defend peaceful coexistence in the region. This is a main reason for the prompt support by the West to the defenders of this small city.”

Kor also pointed out to the presence of civilians in the city in spite of the continued fighting and shelling.

Noteworthy, before Schneider, several other Western nationals (Americans, Britons and Swedes), joined the Kurdish forces in Kobane.


Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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