In Memory: Ceylan Ozalp, Kurdish YPG Fighter

Ceylan-Ozalp

 See – The Mystery of Ceylan Ozalp

UPDATE 2: German Magazine BILD Features Ceylan Özalp Story — ‘Peshmerga Fighter: Suicide Out of Fear of ISIS Rape’

UPDATE 3: IBTimes Reports on Alleged Battlefield Suicide of YPG Fighter Ceylan Ozalp

UPDATE 4: AL Arabia Reports on Ceylan Ozalp Story; Verification Remains Elusive

Ceylan Ozalp (19), known from the BBC report about Kurdish YPG Women fighters led today with several comrades in the northern Syrian Kurdish city Kobani resistance against the ISIS terrorists.

In Kurdish areas of northern Syria, fighters have been battling Islamic State – or ISIS – for two years – and unlike Iraq’s kurdish forces, they get no help from the west. Gabriel Gatehouse has been northern Syria to meet some of those taking on the jihadists.

“We’re not scared of anything. We’ll fight to the last. We’d rather blow ourselves up than be captured by ISIS.”

— Ceylan Ozalp

Surrounded on all sides and set under attack, she lost all her friends. She fought alone against the supernumerary terrorists. When she had no more ammunition and recognized the hopeless situation, she said goodbye over her radio and killed herself with the last bullet so that she don’t to fall into the hands of the rapists.

“We’re not scared of anything,” she said. “We’ll fight to the last. We’d rather blow ourselves up than be captured by ISIS.”

Rest in Peace Heroine

via Free Kurdistan

UPDATE: An unreliable source at LIVE LEAK noted that the above item from Free Kurdistan lacks independent confirmation.

UPDATED: See – The Mystery of Ceylan Ozalp

LIVE LEAK’s post (which links here) features what appears to be anti-US, anti-Kurdish commentary, cracks about U.S. terror raiders, an unsupported claim that claim that Kurdish defensive positions were bombed by the U.S., resulting in up to 15 Kurdish casualties in Yarubiya (misspelled, of course) and casually smears Ceylan Ozalp’s legitimacy in what appears to be little more than a thinly-veiled celebration of Ceylan Ozalp’s alleged suicide. Frankly, it’s difficult to tell what point of view is being expressed.

While we await additional independent confirmation of Ceylan Ozalp’s reported battlefield suicide, see our latest update: BILD Features Ceylan Özalp Story

The comments section in the LIVE LEAK item are long and divisive. Among the sentimental glorification of Ceylan Ozalp’s heroic status, at least one commenter calls out the poster of the anti-Kurdish snark as either an ISIS member, or an ISIS sympathizer.

UPDATE: following Twitter’s emerging #CeylanOzalp thread

Developing…

BILD Features Ceylan Özalp Story

IBTimes Reports on Alleged Battlefield Suicide of YPG Fighter Ceylan Ozalp


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