An American volunteer to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) was killed in a battle against ISIS terrorists near Raqqa.
The Californian, also known as Kawa Amed, was killed on January 15 in Suwaydiya village in Raqqa’s western countryside, having only just joined the group on the 4th of November, 2016.
“My name is Paolo Todd, I am from California, my Kurdish name is Kawa Amed. I came to Rojava to support Kurdish people and indigenous right around the world,” the US volunteer had said in a video published on social media.
“We are going to go to the frontline, I will be in heavy weapons unit, and I am very happy to do this to support the Kurdish people and Rojava revolution, long live Kurdistan,” he said in his announcement.