Funeral of Martyr Alaa Abdullahad held on Friday

DAYRIK, Syria — On Friday, in the presence of his relatives, comrades, and representatives of military and civil institutions, the body of Syriac Military Council (MFS) fighter Alaa ‘Malki’ Abdullahad, was brought to its final resting place in Dayrik (Al-Malikiyah) in northeast Syria.

Martyr Abdullahad was buried in the Syriac cemetery following a ceremony at Mor Dodo Church. Mourners prayed for his soul amidst the chants and slogans venerating martyrs.

A Syriac band played special songs to bid Martyr Abdullahad farewell.

Following the service at the Syriac Orthodox Mor Dodo Church, mourners carried Martyr Abdullahad’s body, draped with the flag of the Syriac Military Council, towards the Syriac cemetery in Dayrik, and there they buried the burial to his final resting place, to join the convoy of his former martyr comrades.

Martyr Abdullahad joined the ranks of the MFS in 2017. He fought with dedication and sincerity on behalf of the Syriac people (Chaldeans–Arameans–Assyrians) and all communities of North and East Syria against the Islamic State and the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) — a collection of militias, including several espousing Islamist ideologies, formed and funded by Turkey — who invade Tel Abyad and Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ayn) in October 2019 emptying many of the Assyrian villages of the Khabur River Valley.

According to the MFS announcement of his passing, Martyr Abdullahad died in a hospital in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, after a struggle with illness.

Additional funeral prayers were held on Saturday morning at Mor Dodo Church.

Syriac Military Council (MFS) Martyr Alaa Abdullahad, nom de guerre Malki. (Image: MFS)