January 11, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
LONDON, The United Kingdom – Coffins carrying the bodies of two British men who died fighting on the side of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) against ISIS in Syria, landed at Heathrow Airport in London on Wednesday.
Family members of Jac Holmes and Oliver Hall, both 24, as well as volunteers and members of the Kurdish community paid their last respects to the two men. Holmes and Hall were killed in October and November respectively during mine clearance operations in Raqqa.
Neither of the volunteers had military experience before arriving on the front line. The mother of Jac Holmes said she was “very proud of what he has done and what he has achieved.”
British volunteer Macer Gifford added that Holmes “was incredibly passionate, was someone who has been out in Syria three times, he’s loved by the most international volunteers, he had a huge amount of respect from the guys on the ground”.