Members of a German motorcycle gang have arrived in the besieged Syrian City of Kobane to fight against Islamic State Militants (ISIS) who have been attacking the city for the past four weeks. And while their valor is noted, the UN German Parliament has condemned their actions.
Leaders of the Cologne-based Median Empire Motorcycle Club, which has strong Kurdish links, have posted images of their riders posing in the city – some of them carrying weapons.
The news comes just after three members of a notorious motorcycle gang from the Netherlands were told they had not committed any crime by travelling to Kobane to join the fight against ISIS.
Images of the Median Empire Motorcycle Club emerged on the group’s Facebook page, and showed the heavily tattooed riders with rifles slung over the shoulders.
In a shot of the Germans huddled together, the gang’s logo – a sinister looking white face on a black background – could clearly be seen on their leather vests.
The image was captioned: ‘Our boys were in Kobane today and told me today they were shot at but nothing happened. They are okay.’
Four days earlier, the same Facebook user wrote: ‘While others blabber and blabber, our boys are at the front fighting.’
The gang’s official Facebook page says the riders have travelled to the Middle East to distribute aid, and several images show them handing out food to Yazidis in what looks like a refugee camp.