Dayê (‘Mother’) Gulê was a 53 years old Yazidi woman when ISIS attacked the Sinûnê district of Sinjar on 3 August 2014. Her husband Mam Reşo commemorates his wife with affection, love and respect as he wishes that a statue of her could be sculptured and placed in the centre of their town, Kirkuk Now reports.
When ISIS raided their village, Dayê Gulê was trying to save herself and her children from their attack. She used all means she could find to resist ISIS.
She grabbed the gun that she had hidden under her clothes and killed the leader of the group’s gang Selim Cezrawî and wounded another gang member in defence of her children whom the ISIS gangs were trying to kidnap. The ISIS gangs then shot Dayê Gulê.
They dragged her wounded body on the streets and they killed her with 30 bullets in the public square in front of other villagers.
Daughter kept hostage by ISIS for 4 years
This story is told by Şîrîxan, Dayê Gulê’s daughter, who was abducted and kept as a hostage by ISIS for 4 years.
Şîrîxan was taken to the Syrian city of Idlib after she was kidnapped by ISIS and was continuously raped and tortured by the ISIS gangs.
She was eventually rescued with the help of another Yazidi family. Şîrîxan had also witnessed the killing of her brave mother.
Mam Reşo could return to Sinjar in 2015 when the YPG forces liberated the region. After his daughter was rescued, he began to search for the remains of Dayê Gulê’s body. He found her body in the wreckage of a destroyed house.
Husband demands a statue of ‘Dayê Gulê’
Mam Reşo said he could only recognize his wife by her ring and by the photos she had hidden in her pocket.
Now he lives in the house with his children. He has proudly hung a large portrait of his wife on the wall of their home. According to him, and others, his wife is a hero.
He now wants a statue of his wife to be sculptured and placed in the centre of Sinûnê town.
He stands in front of her photo every day, recalling his memories.
Like 2,700 other Yazidis, Mam Reşo’s son is still missing,