Dutch biker who fought Islamic State group killed by tram

AFP , Friday 5 Jun 2015

A Dutch biker famed for fighting the Islamic State group alongside Kurdish peshmergas in Iraq last year has been killed in a tram accident in Amsterdam, his club said Friday.

Nomad Ron, 46, a member of the No Surrender MC biker club, hit the headlines in October when photos emerged of him in Iraq, holding a Kalashnikov assault rifle alongside Kurdish fighters.

"He died yesterday, he had an accident on his motorbike with a tram and died in hospital," Corin Denis, the National Captain of No Surrender Motor Club, told AFP.

One of three Dutch bikers who went to fight in Iraq, the former soldier was also filmed by Kurdish television wearing military garb saying he wanted to help the Kurds fight the Islamic State group.

No Surrender reported the "tragic death" on its Facebook page, announcing a farewell ceremony in Amsterdam on Monday.

"He always said: 'I'm going there to fight against injustice'," said Denis.

"He was doing really well. He never talked about it (his time in Iraq)."

Ibrahim Wijbenga, who knew Ron, told AFP that the biker had two children.

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