Syriac community mourns Martyr Noura Hanna in solemn funeral ceremony

ZALIN, Syria — Yesterday, the Syriac community laid to rest the body of Martyr Noura Hanna in a solemn ceremony. Representatives from the Bethnahrin National Council, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), and a large gathering of Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people from different parts of the Gozarto (Jazira) Region were in attendance.

The funeral procession commenced from Noura’s residence in the Al-Wusta neighborhood of Zalin (Qamishli), North and East Syria. Accompanied by the Syriac Cultural Association scouts, the procession traversed the city streets while resonating with the melodies of martyr songs.

Reaching the Mor Yacoub d-Nsibin church, a group of priests conducted prayers for Noura’s departed soul. Father Habib Issa spoke about her unwavering dedication to the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) national struggle and humanitarian work, emphasizing her commitment to instilling love for the homeland and the spirit of defense in her children.

The funeral procession then proceeded to the martyrs’ shrine in Zalin where a moment of silence was observed to honor all martyrs. In a heartfelt speech, Nazira Goreya, Co-Chair of the Syriac Union Party (SUP), mourned the loss and emphasized that Noura Hanna’s legacy of struggle would endure.

Abla Khaled, a member of the Legislative Council of Gozarto Region, delivered a speech mourning Hanna.

Jacob Daoud, official of the Syriac-Assyrian Martyrs’ Families Foundation, spoke about the sacrifices made by martyrs and highlighted the sacrifices made by Hanna in the pursuit of Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) rights.

Concluding the ceremony, Noura Hanna’s family received the certificate of martyrdom and her burial took place.

The Sutoro (Syriac Security Forces) ensured the security of the event.