These British volunteers fighting against Isis in Syria want you to vote for Jeremy Corbyn

Lizzie Dearden@lizziedearden
Saturday 03 June 2017 15:45
British volunteers with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) announced their support for Jeremy Corbyn from the Raqqa front in Syria in June 2017 SUPPLIED(Picture: )

A group of British volunteers fighting Isis in Syria have called on the UK to vote for Jeremy Corbyn.

The socialist members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and its International Freedom Battalion backed the Labour leader’s controversial comments on foreign policy following the Manchester attack.

In a statement sent to indy100 they said:

Only Jeremy Corbyn knows the way to stop Isis - through a foreign policy that cuts off their funding and supplies at the source.

Only he has been outspoken in his condemnation of the oppression of Kurds in the Middle East at this crucial time, with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces about to defeat Isis in their capital of Raqqa.

The longer Theresa May is Prime Minister, the less safe everybody is, both here in Syria and back home in the UK.

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The British volunteers, who are on the front line of a mounting offensive to take back Isis’ largest remaining stronghold alongside troops backed by the US-led coalition, said they were fighting to expunge the terror group “for the safety of all of humanity”.

They accused Mrs May of allowing jihadis including the Manchester bomber, Salman Abedi, to travel between the UK and Libya during the country’s civil war, as well as selling arms to countries that support Islamist rebels in Syria.

"Along with her toffee-nosed millionaire colleagues in the Conservative Party, she has brought nothing but instability to this region,” their statement read.

The group, previously known as the Bob Crow Brigade in honour of the late trade union leader, are fighting not just to defeat Isis but for a socialist “revolution” they see as the future for a peaceful and democratic Syria.

Members previously told The Independent that “dying for socialism is an honour” as they prepared to face Isis’ car bombs, snipers and mines in Raqqa.

Three British volunteers - a former Royal Marine, a chef and a dairy farmer - have already been killed fighting alongside the YPG in Syria, while other fighters have been prosecuted upon their return to the UK.

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