Haukur Hilmarsson speaking in a short video on YouTube saying he was fighting for the International Freedom Battalion.

Foreign Ministry prioritises case of Icelander missing in combat

22 Mar The matter of finding out whether Icelandic activist Haukur Hilmarsson died fighting with the Kurds in Syria in February has been prioritised by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs upon the request of his family on March 7th.

Icelandic activist Haukur Hilmarsson.

Relatives of Icelander reported dead in Syria unhappy with government action

13 Mar The family of Haukur Hilmarsson, the Icelander who has been reported as killed in conflict in Syria demand that the Foreign Minister directly contacts NATO or Turkish authorities to find out whether Hilmarsson is dead or alive and if he is dead, to have the Turkish authorities send his body to Iceland.

. Members of the armed Kurdish forces looking at lake Maydanki in Afrin, Syria.

Mother of Icelander reported dead in Syria pleads for information

7 Mar Unconfirmed reports of the death of Icelandic activist Haukur Hilmarsson have led to his mother Eva Hauksdóttir writing on her website, "It looks as if my Haukur is dead." She asks for information on what happened.


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