Bahoz Erdal, also known as Fahman Husain (Kurdish: Fehman Hûseyn فەهمان حوسێن, also spelled Fehman Hüseyin) (born 1969) is a member and Commander of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). He is originally from al-Malikiyah/Derîk in Syrian Kurdistan.
|Nickname(s)||Dr. Bahoz Erdal|
|Born||1969 (age 49–50)|
Al-Malikiyah, Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria
|Allegiance||Kurdistan Workers' Party|
|Years of service||1992-present|
Born in 1969, Hüseyin is a Syrian Kurd who has studied medicine at university – thus nicknamed 'Doctor' – in Damascus. Following PKK's leader Abdullah Öcalan's capture in 1999, he shared the leadership of the PKK with Murat Karayılan and Cemil Bayık, commanding the armed branch HPG particularly.
Since 2004 he has been part of the three-man PKK Executive Committee, including acting PKK leader Murat Karayılan and PKK co-founder Cemil Bayik, who preceded Bahoz Erdal as the PKK's military commander.
Alleged July 2016 assassinationEdit
According to Turkey's official state news agency Anadolu Agency, and the Daily Sabah citing Anadolu Agency, he was killed in Syria on 8 July 2016. A person under the name of Halid el Hasekavi, spokesman of an anti-regime armed group named Tel Hamis Brigades, told an AA correspondent that Hüseyin was allegedly targeted near northern Syrian city of Qamishli. He claimed that Hüseyin's car was blown up at 8:30 p.m. on 8 July, being killed along with eight people including his guards. On 12 July, the Yeni Safak quoted the Turkish MIT intelligence service as the source of this story. Sources close to PKK denied these claims.
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| Military Commander of the PKK
June 2004 – June 2009
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