An Armenian was killed while fighting ISIS (DAESH) forces in Syria, the Armenian Weekly reports, citing its sources.
Nubar Ozanyan, a member of the Communist Party of Turkey (Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML)) and the Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey (TIKKO), was killed in Rojava, Syria on Aug. 14.
Following his death, the Istanbul-based Nor Zartonk movement released a statement in Turkish praising Ozanyan’s fight against ISIS.
“We have learned with great sadness that Armenian revolutionary commander unger (comrade) Nubar Ozanyan died when fighting against ISIS with TKP/ML and TIKKO in Rojava, on Aug. 14, 2017. With revolutionary modesty, commitment, resolve, courage, and internationalist spirit, unger Nubar has been one of the important bearers of the Armenian revolutionary tradition. We are deeply saddened to have lost a genuine revolutionary who has succeeded in becoming an agent of the revolution,” read the Nor Zartonk statement, as translated by the Armenian Weekly.
According to some reports, Ozanyan had taken part in the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Liberation War in the 1990s. “From Lebanon and Palestine to Nagorno-Karabakh and Rojava, we are so honored to have known Orhan, who showed us what it means to be a guerrilla,” the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF) tweeted on Aug. 15.