David Jendo

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David Jendo
Native name
ܕܘܝܕ ܓܢܕܐ
Died22 April 2015
AllegianceKhabour Guards

David Jendo (Syriac: ܕܘܝܕ ܓܢܕܐ‎) was an Assyrian military commander of the Khabour Guards (Syriac: ܡܘܬܒܐ ܕܢܛܘܪ̈ܐ ܕܚܒܘܪ‎, romanized: Mawtḇā d-Nāṭorē d-Ḥābor) operating mainly along the Khabur river in Al-Hasakah.[1][2][3] David Jendo was also a deacon (Syriac: ܫܲܡܵܫܵܐ‎, romanized: sham ' ma: ša:) of the Assyrian Church of the East.[4]


David Jendo was assassinated by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in April 2015 along with a fellow commander, Elias Nasser.[1][2][3] Both men were blindfolded and driven to a remote location, supposedly to have an urgent meeting with YPG leadership. Jendo and Nasser were then shot and David Jendo immediately died, while Elias Nasser was severely wounded. Jendo had publicly spoken against the YPG looting Assyrian homes in 2015. The attackers were allegedly arrested and tried in a regional court, resulting in 20 years prison for the two killers, 4 and 1 years respectively for the other two attackers.[5][6] Elias Nasser was interviewed by Swedish-Assyrian news channel Assyria TV in August 2015 about the events that took place in April.[7]

In the media



  1. 1.0 1.1 Rowe, Paul S., ed. (2018-09-20). "Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East". doi:10.4324/9781315626031.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Tensions soar between Syrian Kurds and Christians". Middle East Eye. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Under Fire From All Sides: Syria's Assyrians – World Policy". Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  4. ""The Assyrians of Syria: History and Prospets" by Mardean Isaac". Syria Comment. 2015-12-21. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  5. "Assyrians Under Kurdish Rule: The Situation in Northeastern Syria" (PDF). Assyrian Confederation of Europe. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  6. "TRIAL OF MARTYR DAWUD JENDO". Twitter. Syriac Military Council. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  7. admintv (2015-08-10). "Exklusiv intervju med Elias Naser". Assyria TV (in svenska). Retrieved 2020-06-30.

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