Interview with UK YPG volunteer and medic John Harding

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

Source: Kurdish Question, 24th April, 2017

John Harding is a 54 year old ex-military serviceman and prior to joining the YPG he worked as an engineer. John is from the north east of England and has participated in several military operations worldwide and mostly recently with the YPG in Rojava. John became actively involved with the medical unit during his last tour in Rojava where he went on to lead the YBT (Tactical Medical Units) as a commander and train the new recruits within the unit.

By Erem Kansoy and Alan Sahin

How did you get involved in the Kurdish struggle in Rojava? How were you introduced to the Kurds?

Initially I became interested because I felt my government was not doing enough to fight ISIS and I became aware of the opportunity to volunteer through the Lions of Rojava facebook page. In 2015, I made contact with the page…

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