Inside Kobane

Collection with 41 media items created by Shirwan Qasim

18 Oct 2014 12:11

Kobane, Syria
October 18-22, 2014

As the battle for Kobane rages, one journalist smuggled himself into the besieged battle zone get a first hand look at the destruction wrought on the this small, but strategically important Syrian city.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
17 Oct 2014

Allied forces warplanes bomb Kobane's center.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
17 Oct 2014

US warplanes bomb ISIS positions in Tal Shaeir near Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
20 Oct 2014

Fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) on the western front with Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
20 Oct 2014

A field commander from the People's Protection Units (YPG) positioned on Kobane's western front.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
20 Oct 2014

A Kurdish female YPG fighter on her way to the Kobane frontline.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
20 Oct 2014

A female Kurdish fighter heads to take part in the battles in on the southern edge of Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
20 Oct 2014

A Kurdish YPG fighter stands guard in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
20 Oct 2014

A field commander from the People's Protection Units in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
20 Oct 2014

An officer from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
20 Oct 2014

A fighter monitors the western front line in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

This street, located near the bus and taxi station in Kobane was damaged during the ongoing battles between ISIS and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
22 Oct 2014

An unexploded mortar shell amidst rubble on a street in eastern Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged large swaths of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
22 Oct 2014

War damage on a street in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
22 Oct 2014

Several buildings in Al-Salam Sqaure in Kobane were severely damaged in an attack by ISIS using a truck filled with explosives.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

A Kurdish female YPG fighter on her way to the Kobane frontline.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
22 Oct 2014

Destruction in Al-Salam Square in Kobane caused by an attack with a truck filled with explosives and mortar shelling.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
22 Oct 2014

The aftermath of an explosion in Al-Salam Square in Kobane carried out by ISIS using a truck rigged with explosives.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
22 Oct 2014

This is what remains of the buildings in Al-Salam Square in Kobane following an ISIS attack with a truck filled with explosives.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
22 Oct 2014

Buildings devastated during an attack by ISIS carried out using a truck rigged with explosives.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
22 Oct 2014

This is part of the damage in Al-Salam Square in Kobane that was caused by an ISIS attack using a truck rigged with explosives and mortar shelling.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
22 Oct 2014

Destruction in KobaneÕs industrial zone.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

Destruction in Al-Salam Square in Kobani caused by an attack with a truck filled with explosives and mortar shelling.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

Kurdish fighters return from the frontline.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

A Kurdish fighter stands in the middle of Al-Salam Square in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

War damage in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

This truck was rigged with explosives and used to attack Al-Salam Square in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

A general view of the destruction in Al-Salam Square in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

Destruction in Al-Salam Square in Kobane caused by an attack with a truck filled with explosives and mortar shelling.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

A general view of the destruction in Al-Salam Square in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

Destruction in Al-Salam Square in Kobane caused by an attack with a truck filled with explosives and mortar shelling.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

The central marketplace in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

The central marketplace in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

The central marketplace in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

A war damaged shop in the central marketplace in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

The central marketplace in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

The central marketplace in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

The central marketplace in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

War damage in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

An unexploded mortar shell in the central marketplace in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged large swaths of the city after nearly a month of fighting.

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Kobane, Syria
By Shirwan Qasim
21 Oct 2014

War damage in Kobane.

Fighting between Kurdish and Islamic State Group forces has ravaged much of the city after nearly a month of fighting.