Returning to Kobane

Collection with 31 media items created by Bedir

Syria 07 Feb 2015 00:00

After four months of war and siege, residents of the Syrian city of Kobani have begun returning to the city to see what is left of their homes. 

The fighting left %50 of the city destroyed and for many, there is little left to come home to. While residents salvage the remains of their homes, the battle continues in the surrounding villages between the Kurdish YPG and ISIS.

Syrian photographer Massoud Mohamad accompanied the returning residents to document their journey. 

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

People from Kobane return to their homes after the city was recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

Municipal workers in the city Kobane are in the process of cleaning up the city from the remains of the bodies of dead IS fighters.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
07 Feb 2015

An unexploded shell sits in a hole in the pavement in Kobane. Unexploded ordinance and booby-traps remain a danger in the recently recaptured city.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

Two YPG fighters ride motorcycles between destroyed buildings in Kobane city after it was recaptured from ISIS.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

A general view of Kobane shows the hill of "Meshteh Nour" from the north, after the liberation of city.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

YPG flag on the east hill of Kobane after it was fully recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

A general view of destroyed houses in Kobane after the city was fully recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

A YPG fighter stands on a hill overlooking Kobane.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

A general view of Kobane after its recapture from ISIS forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

Meshteh Nour hill after it was fully recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

A wounded YPG fighter gets out of a truck in Kobane.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

A general view of destroyed houses in Kobane.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

A general view of destroyed houses in Kobane.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

A destroyed tank on "Meshteh Nour" hill.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
05 Feb 2015

New grave of a YPG fighter named "Numan Muzur", who died on 3 Ferbuary 2015. He is buried in a cemetery for YPG martyrs inside the city of Kobane after it was recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

People from Kobane return to their homes after the city was recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

People from Kobane return to their homes after the city was recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

Children playing beside a cemetery for YPG fighters who died during the battle for Kobani.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

People from Kobane return to their homes after the city was recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

People from Kobane return to their homes after the city was recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
05 Feb 2015

People from Kobane return to their homes after the city was recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

People from Kobane return to their homes after the city was recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
05 Feb 2015

People from Kobane return to their homes after the city was recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
06 Feb 2015

People from Kobane return to their homes after the city was recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
05 Feb 2015

Destroyed buildings in Kobane after being recaptured by Kurdish forces.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
05 Feb 2015

A battered YPG flag flutters from a car window at the entrance to Kobane. The sign on the road reads in Kurdish "Kobane welcomes you". While underneath, words written in Arabic by ISIS read "Ain Al Islam". Kobane is known in Arabic as Ain al Arab. However, ISIS changed the name to Ain al Islam.

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Kobani, Syria
By Bedir
05 Feb 2015

Destroyed buildings and cars in Kobane.