An ex-Marine Jordan Matson joined the Kurdish YPG ranks to fight ISIS in Iraq. Jordan has the code-name “Serdar.”
A US citizen, Jordan Matson, has joined the YPG ranks in order to fight against ISIS gangs, receiving the code-name “Serdar”.
Matson was slightly injured when a mortar shell landed near him in a clash in which 8 ISIS gang members were killed. Matson says he is very content with the attention he receives in the YPG. US citizen from Wisconsin has joined the YPG ranks, which already includes many people from different ethnic groups in Syria and the Middle East in general.
‘I involved in the struggle with my unit for a week’
Matson says he had informed himself about the struggle of the YPG against the ISIS gangs through the internet in recent times, although he already had information about the Kurdish people.
Matson says he decided to join the YPG as he preferred to do something rather than nothing. Matson says the YPG is a bigger organisation than he previously thought it to be and adds that he is happy that he has gained acceptance so quickly in the YPG. Matson says he has been involved in the struggle with his unit for a week, adding that he has started to learn Kurdish.
‘My family supported me’
ISIS supporters are passing his photo around Twitter:
— الملا أنس (@dalla2044) September 30, 2014
Jordan has a Facebook page and updated his profile on Tuesday.