In a rare move, the Choukayya Memorial Hall in Chougara village in northern Iraq has been named after a young Kurdish fighter.
“The Kurdish community in Iraq remembers ChouDAYyan,” a small group of young Kurds gathered to celebrate the village’s anniversary.
“It is very important that he be remembered here,” said Abdullah, a Kurd from the village.
“He is an important figure in the history of the Kurdish community.
He was a hero of our community and we must remember him.”
According to Choukdayyan, Choukadayyan was born in Choukayyya town, which is located in northern Iraqi Kurdistan in the late 1930s.
Choukdayyya is also home to a large Kurdish community, which included many Kurds who fought for the Kurdish forces in the first half of the 20th century.
“We are proud to honour him with this honour,” said Abdul-Hadi, a Kurdish from the area.
“We also remember his martyrdom, his martyrs, his bravery.”
A plaque erected by the Kurdish council in Chokayyyya, a small town in northern Mosul, commemorates ChoukDAYyan.
The plaque reads: “A memorial to ChouDayyan is dedicated to the memory of the hero of the Peshmerga [Kurdish forces], and the Kurdish resistance during the First World War, during which he was killed by the German army in 1916.
ChoukDayyan, who fought alongside the Peshmaras in the Second World War and became the first Kurdish fighter to be awarded a military medal, died at the age of 70 in June of this year.
He is a martyr to the Peshmergas, a martyr for the people of Kurdistan, and an idol of the people in Iraq.”
The memorial in Chakdayya, which includes a memorial to the Kurdish hero, has been installed in honour of the fighter.
ChoukDAYYAN IS A HERO IN THE HISTORY OF THE KURDISH COMMUNITY In Chouk DAYYAN, he was born on May 15, 1930, to a Kurdish family.
“His father was a fighter,” said Anas, a local historian.
“I think he was very good.
He fought for our people.”
After the SecondWorld War, ChouYAN became a member of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
He left the KRI for Peshawar after the conflict ended in 1991.
“During the years he was with the Peshawar Security Force he was part of the resistance against the British,” said Abdulla, a Peshawar-based Kurdish journalist.
“ChouDAYYan was a member and leader of the Popular Resistance, and he was a martyr of the liberation of the city of Peshawar. “
He was killed in an air raid in the village,” he said.
“ChouDAYYan was a member and leader of the Popular Resistance, and he was a martyr of the liberation of the city of Peshawar.
He gave his life for the liberation and for the dignity of the Arab, Turkmen and Yazidi communities.”
“A very important figure,” said Fadi, another Peshawar journalist.
During his career, ChoufAYAN was active in the Kurdish-dominated city of Tal Afar, which was liberated from Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003.
He was also a fighter in the Peshwar province of north-eastern Iraq, which became the Kurdish autonomous region in 1991 and remains autonomous to this day.
In ChoukAYYAN’s village, he is remembered with a plaque that reads: “A memorial is being erected for the hero ChouAYAN.”
Kurdistan’s Kurds and other minority groups have long been targeted by ISIS and other extremist groups, and Kurdish politicians have called for the removal of the statues of the two leaders of the Kurds in the city.
During the Second War, Iraqi Kurdish forces under the command of Kurdish leader Mustafa Barzani fought against the Iraqi army, which has been allied with the US and the UK since 2003.