YPJ fighter wounded in Turkish attack dies

YPJ fighter Nûpel Têkoşer Dêrik, who was seriously wounded in a Turkish attack on Ain Issa in January, has succumbed to her injuries.

The General Command of the Women's Defence Units (YPJ) announced the death of fighter Nûpel Têkoşer Dêrik. According to the statement on Thursday, the YPJ fighter was seriously wounded in a Turkish attack in Ain Issa on 18 January 2023 and succumbed to her injuries in Hesekê on 7 February.

Nûpel Têkoşer Dêrik's real name was Sena Eli and she was born in Dêrik in 1999. She grew up in a patriotic family and joined the YPJ in 2018. As a young revolutionary, she quickly developed ideologically and militarily. Despite days of medical treatment, she could not be saved after being wounded.

"Our struggle against the Turkish occupying state is justified. With each fallen comrade, we renew our promise to defend our country. We express our condolences to the relatives and friends of Nûpel Têkoşer Dêrik and our patriotic people and give our word to avenge the martyrs," stated the YPJ General Command.