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, 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.

Last Update: Monday, 23 January 2017 KSA 15:22 - GMT 12:22