SDF, SDC, AANES mourn death of Shammar leader in Syria
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) mourned on Friday the death of Sheikh Humaydi Daham al-Hadi al-Jarba, leader of the Arab tribe of Shammar in Syria.
Sheikh Humaydi died on Thursday night in a hospital in the city of Erbil in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) following his deteriorating health.
The SDC said in a statement, Sheikh Humaydi was one of the most prominent national figures who contributed in the establishment of the AANES.
The body of Sheikh Humaydi entered northeast Syria through Semalka-Faysh Khabur crossing on Friday morning and headed to his hometown in the village of Tel Alo in northeast of Hasakah.
Delegations of Arab tribal dignitaries, AANES officials, political parties’ representatives, and hundreds of independent personalities received the body of the Shammar leader at Semalka.
The SDF recalled in a statement the positions of Sheikh Humaydi regarding his role in preserving the civil peace and peoples’ fraternity.
The SDF noted to the important contribution of Sheikh Humaydi in confronting the radical terrorist forces in northeast Syria.
Sheikh Humaydi was one of the most prominent tribal leaders in northeast Syria. In 2014, he was elected as a leader of Jazira region (Hasakah, Qamishli and Derik-al-Malikiyah and their countryside).
In 2013, he formed al-Sanadid Forces (Forces of the Brave) and fought the Islamic State Organization (ISIS).
The AANES issued a statement saying, Sheikh Humaydi was famous for honorable and national stances.
Leader of the Arab tribe of Shammar in Syria, Sheikh Humaydi Daham al-Hadi al-Jarba, was buried in the cemetery of his village of Tel Alo in northeast Hasakah.