Kurdish special forces retrieve slain Russian soldier’s body from ISIS terrorists

YPG Spokesman Redur Xelil

HASAKAH (KDN) – YPG (People’s Defense Units) forces took the body of a Russian soldier who lost his live in the operation to take back ancient Palmyra from ISIS terrorists on February 16.

YPG Spokesperson Rêdûr Xelîl confirmed the operation and said that they had retrieved the Russian soldier’s body as a result of a special operation upon a request by Russian government. Xelîl expressed that they had carried out this mission as a humanitarian responsibility.

Xelîl did not disclose details on the special operation.