DAYRIK, Syria – People of Dayrik city held the funeral service of 7 martyrs, 4 of whom were martyred during the Turkish bombing of the electrical power station near the village of Taql Bakl of Dayrik, on 1st February. The three others were martyred while responding to the blatant attack of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Al-Sina’a Prison in Hasakah, as part of the “Peoples’ Hammer” campaign.
After receiving the bodies of the martyrs from Dayrik National Hospital, a huge procession headed towards the shrine of Martyr Khabat Dayrik, amid a complete closure of shops and a declaration of mourning in the city.
The funeral ceremony began with a minute of silence in commemoration of the martyrs. After that, Co-Chair of Zalin (Qamishli) Canton Council Aphram Ishak (Syriac Union Party) delivered a speech, in which he stated that the plots hatched against North and East Syria aim to undermine the will of the peoples in the region. Ishak noted that the region’s peoples and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of North and East Syria thwarted all the conspiracies through solidarity and coexistence.
Then, Souad Mustafa delivered a speech on behalf of the Council of Martyrs’ Families in Dayrik. She emphasized the role of the martyrs in liberating the homelands. A speech was also delivered on behalf of the SDF by Mohieddin Khairki, who referred to the close link between the Islamic State (ISIS) and Turkey.
Documents of the 7 martyrs were read and handed over to their families. Then, the bodies were buried amid chants that saluted the martyrs’ sacrifices.