20-year-old Ryan Lock worked as a chef in Chichester, a city in West Sussex, South-East England. He, however, volunteered to travel to Syria with Kurdish armed fighting forces, YPG, to help fight the Islamic State. Ryan chose to life to his family and told them he was going on a vacation.
Several months later, he was found dead and it is believed that he killed himself to avoid getting tortured.
According to BBC, Ryan died during a in Raqqa, Islamic State’s stronghold.
Kurdish militia reported that five soldiers were attacked by IS troops.
The men ‘showed considerable resistance’ before they were slain in the village of Ja’bar. Ryan was among those men.
However, a source pointed out that a “trace of a gunshot wound was found” under Ryan’s chin.
After the soldiers’ bodies were retrieved, investigations revealed that “the gun made contact with the bottom of the chin” which “suggests that the fighter committed suicide”.
After examining Ryan’s wound, the report shared this sad conclusion:
“…It seems that the British fighter committed suicide in order not to fall captive with ISIS.”
In an interview with BBC South, Kurdish rights activist Mark Campbell of KurdishQuestion.com, paid tribute to the soldier saying:
“Ryan Lock may very well have turned his own gun upon himself rather than be taken prisoner by ISIS.
“There are no words to describe the bravery required to take such an action. ISIS were robbed of a predictable macabre propaganda opportunity by Ryan’s action.
“I personally believe he deserves the very highest of military honors for such outstanding bravery in the face of such a barbaric enemy.”
Ryan was able to post a final message on Facebook, confessing to his loved ones about his service in the military.
He even promised them that he’d be home soon.
“I’m on my way to Rojava. I lied about going to Turkey. I’m sorry I didn’t tell anyone. I love all of you and I will be back in six months.”
Jon Plater, his father, could only say:
“Since we heard the devastating news of Ryan, it’s been pretty tough, especially the difficulties surrounding the repatriation. We are grateful to the YPG for bringing him home.”
Our heart goes out to the family of this brave soldier.
Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere Is Rumored to be First Openly Gay Beauty Queen?
Does it really matter if she is gay?
The Miss Universe 2016 has been crowned. Iris Mittenaere of France is the reigning queen and is, expectedly, the latest talk of the town. Now, Mittenaere is being rumored as the first openly gay beauty to win the coveted crown.
Latin Times stated in its report that Mittenaere is rumored to be a homosexual. While this was not confirmed by the French beauty herself, people start to dig around for clues and they found them on Instagram.
Iris Mittenaere is the crowned Miss Universe 2016.
Heartbroken Parents Spend 16 Days With Their Dead Baby Girl Before Finally Burying Her
Warning: some readers may find the photos disturbing.
We all handle grief in different ways. As for parents Charlotte Szakacs, 21, and her husband Attila, 28, they decided to spend 16 days with their dead baby girl so they can deal with her loss.
Charlotte and Attila, who married in 2015, had been trying for a baby for more than a year when they found out they were expecting the day before her 21st birthday on April 29.
The couple married in 2015 and has since been doing their best to conceive.
Woman Shares How She Was Able To Achieve Her Lovely Bubble Butt The Natural Way
It’s real and there’s no plastic surgery involved!
Abby Pollock from Toronto, Canada enjoys being fit and why wouldn’t she when she’s got this amazing body and a naturally-formed bubble butt that’s to die for? The 23-year-old is proud of her fitness achievement but that doesn’t mean she didn’t go through challenges just to achieve the coveted body that she now has.
Abby suffered from symptoms of anorexia and bulimia in 2012. She was 20 pounds underweight when she was in her first year of engineering school. She wasn’t happy with her relationship and also felt the pressure of having to be part of an engineering internship when she learned that her father had cancer.
Abby shared to Cosmpolitan that she used to eat the bare minimum just so her brain can function.
Like Us On Facebook
California Man Posted He Regrets Attending A Party, Dies of COVID-19 The Next Day
Fashion Designer Unveils Face Masks Inspired by Catriona Gray’s Lava Gown
24 Funny Grandparents Spotted Wearing Inappropriate Shirts
Marvel Comics Acquires Rights to Alien & Predator
- People6 days ago
Meet “Plant Daddy,” A Guy Who Spent $5,000 Buying 200 Species of House Plants
- News6 days ago
Brand-New Lamborghini Gets Wrecked Just 20 Minutes After Leaving the Dealership
- Interesting5 days ago
5 Countries with the Longest Lunch Breaks in the World
- LifeHacks5 days ago
You’ve Been Threading Needles Wrong Your Whole Life