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Hero of the KDPI Peshmerga, Hussein Koken, has died

By Rudaw 27/7/2016
Hussein Osmani, known as Hussein Koken, died on Tuesday at the age of 86.
Hussein Osmani, known as Hussein Koken, died on Tuesday at the age of 86.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The treasured Kurdish Peshmerga and revolutionary known for his dedication to his deceased wife and children, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 86.

 

Hussein Osmani was born in Iranian Kurdish village of Drwa in 1930. He was also known as Hussein Koken.

 

He joined the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) and served as a Peshmerga in both the Kurdistan Region and Kurdistan of Iran.

 

Hussein left his village after his wife and three sons died in a fire and chose a lonely life.

 

Though he had lost his leg by a shooting accident, he began carving a home in the mountain out grief for his family.

 

He carved seven rooms in a rocky mountain, as well as his own grave.

 

When he wanted to build a second floor to his cave home for the KDPI leadership, the Iranian authorities took away his tools to prevent his labour.

Comments

 
buelent | 28/7/2016
RIP, Xale Koken
The Kurdish Painter | 28/7/2016
His memory will keep the ideal of the Kurdish State alive.
K | 28/7/2016
Kurdistan has so many unsung heroes. Koken is is not just an ordinary hero. He is a LEGEND in true sense and all levels, militarily, politically and socially. carving out rocks is a testament for his true love for his family. His burial must be celebrated and his final resting place must be protected as a shrine. Rest in peace Koken.
Circassian 4Ever | 30/7/2016
RIP Xale Koken.
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