British volunteer writes book about fighting ISIS in Kurdistan

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British volunteer Tim Locks to publish a book on the fight against ISIS

ARA News 

QAMISHLI – Tim Locks (39), a British volunteer who sold his house to join the fight in Kurdistan alongside the Peshmerga forces and the Christian militia of Dwekh Nawsha, told ARA News he wrote a book about his fight against the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS).

“The book launch will be soon on Thursday 14th July”, he said.

In February 2015, Tim Locks headed to Kurdistan to fight ISIS. After watching images of the Yazidi people being slaughtered, he couldn’t sit back and do nothing.

“I wanted to do my tiny part in destroying Daesh [ISIS],” he told ARA News. 

“I first came in February 2015. I’ve fought alongside Dwekh Nawsha and Peshmerga forces up north and down south,” Locks said. “I’m currently in the United Kingdom on a break and to promote the book,” he added.

But he says he will head back to Iraqi Kurdistan after the summer to witness the end of ISIS.

“I wrote the book to raise awareness of what is happening. Also any funds the books make will go back into helping the fight against Daesh,” he added.

“I also want to take the opportunity to state, for the record, that every single penny that I personally receive for this exercise will be going straight back into the cause,” the British fighter said. 

Locks worked as a prison officer and bouncer in the UK. He sold his house to raise money, put himself through arms training and bought his equipment on eBay and flew to Kurdistan to join the war on ISIS.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg 

Source: ARA News

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