US citizen Jordan Matson joined the YPG Kurdish fighters to fight ISIS in September.
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:
@hadmalwhn @masoud_zada @fahdmrohe1 امريكي في صف #YPG ضد #الدولة_الاسلامية – اعزها الله pic.twitter.com/p1YqLRNsnq
— الملا أنس (@dalla2044) September 30, 2014
Tonight Jordan told Greta Van Susteren that there are 40-50 Americans fighting with Kurdish forces against ISIS. He also said the Kurds are very hospitable to Christians and Yazidis.
Jordan has a Facebook page