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Kurdistan

Freed Peshmerga welcomed home with tears and ululations

By Rudaw 16/7/2017
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SORAN, Kurdistan Region – The people of Soran came out to welcome home their son, Saed Ahmed Omer, a Peshmerga who was freed Saturday after nearly two months in ISIS captivity. 

Clean-shaven, Omer, who is deaf, looked overwhelmed to be back with his family. His daughter Dunia clung tight to his hand, but his two-year old son did not recognize him. He told Rudaw he thought he would never see his five children again. 

Omer was taken captive on May 28 during an overnight ISIS attack against Peshmerga near Tuz Khurmatu, the last known abduction of a Peshmerga by ISIS. Six Peshmerga were wounded in the attack.

He was freed by counter-terrorism forces, Abdullah Bor, Peshmerga commander at the Tuz Khurmatu front, confirmed on Saturday.

Sixty-three Peshmerga have either gone missing in action or were captured by ISIS militants since 2014, President Barzani told European lawmakers during his recent visit to Brussels.
 

Comments

 
dasdas | 17/7/2017
Proud! I am proud of him and his sacrifieses for his country & freedom. Really enjoyed hearing about how the people helped the family! This is the real kurdish spirit! United we are strong!
Non kurd | 17/7/2017
Thank God that he's back safely with his family.
commie bastid | 17/7/2017
hes hardly ok ...he will never recover and will probably develop all kinds of issues...god forbid but dosent look good
Nihad | 17/7/2017
Yes thanks to Allah he is safe n with his family n I hope other's ones are ok too
Adstar | 18/7/2017
You can tell by the look in his eyes and the way He talks he has suffered a lot of abuse from ISIS.. He needs special counseling.. He has post traumatic stress syndrome..

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