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VIDEO: US citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Raqqa

An American citizen fighting alongside Kurdish militia fighting ISIS was killed last week during clashes near Raqqa

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An American citizen fighting alongside Kurdish militia fighting ISIS was killed last week during clashes near Raqqa, the official website of the People's Protection Units (YPG) said on Sunday.

Paul Todd – who took the name Kawa Amed - was a volunteer who joined the YPG forces, was from Los Angeles, California.

Todd was killed while fighting ISIS militants near Suwaydiya village in northeastern Syria.

A video was released showing a compilation of images of Todd, along with a voiceover: “My name is Paul Todd, I am from California, my Kurdish name is Kawa Amed,"

"I came to Rojava to support Kurdish people and indigenous rights around the world.”

“We are going to go to the frontline, I will be in heavy weapons unit, and I am very happy to do this to support the Kurdish people and Rojava revolution, long live Kurdistan,” he said.

Todd joined the YGP on the 4th of November, 2016.