Thousands attend funeral of British film-maker killed by Isis in Raqqa

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Mehmet Aksoy, who worked as press officer for Kurdish forces in Raqqa, to be buried in Highgate cemetery, north London

Thousands of people gathered at the Kurdish community centre in north London to mourn Mehmet Aksoy, the British-Kurdish film-maker and activist who was killed by Islamic State fighters in Raqqa in September.

Aksoy, regarded as a cherished member of the Kurdish community in the UK, went to Syria in the summer to document the Kurdish resistance. The 32-year-old was not fighting but working as a press officer for the People’s Protection Units (YPG) when the military base in which he was stationed was hit by a surprise attack .

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