Martyr Zaia Tal Tamr of Khabur Guards buried in Tal Tamr

HASSAKAH, North and East Syria – In the presence of a large number of relatives, comrades, and representatives of civil and military institutions, a solemn ceremony was held at the shrine of the martyr Djwar in the city of Hassakah for member Alaa al-Ahmad (“Zaia Tal Tamr”) of the Khabur Guards (“Nattoreh”). His body was buried in the shrine of the martyrs in Tal Tamr.

Tal Tamr is the central town of the Khabur River Valley which is predominantly Syriac-Assyrian. Martyr Zaia, who was martyred as a result of the attacks of the Turkish occupation army on the Syriac-Assyrian village of Tel Shanan, rose to the rank of martyrdom while performing his duty to guard the village.

Efforts by Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) political representatives to establish the Khabur as a separate canton for the Suraye people under the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria have so far been unsuccessful.