Syrian Christian fighter dies in fight against IS Tamer Bahde, was the first fighter of the MSF to be killed fighting IS

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On Sunday a member of the Kurdish-allied group, the Syriac Military Council (MFS), was killed in combat against Islamic State (IS) in the village of Tel Hormizd of Hasakah Governorate, on the Khabour river.
Tamer Bahde, also known as Athro (Homeland), was the first fighter of the MSF to be killed fighting IS reports Syriac news. Bahde was born in April 1973 in Hassake. He leaves his wife and three children.

The MSF was created on 8th January 2014. The council is affiliated to the Christian Syriac Union Party and led by Gewargis Hanna. The MSF joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on 8th January 2014.

“Proud to have fought beside you dear friend! Now that you’ve reached the martyrdom, we’ll follow you to the freedom!” wrote the Swiss Syriac militia fighter Johan Cosar on Twitter who trains MFS-members in Syria.

The People’s Protection Unit (YPG) and its affiliated forces supported by Peshmerga forces has battled the Islamic State militants in recent months most notably in the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani close to Turkish border.