Kobane is free

After 4 months, Kobane is finally free. Thanks to the Kurds, who have fought a bloody battle of resistance and freedom against IS. Islamist militants had launched an assault...
Source: Twitter.

After 4 months, Kobane is finally free. Thanks to the Kurds, who have fought a bloody battle of resistance and freedom against IS. Islamist militants had launched an assault on the predominantly Kurdish town last year, forcing tens of thousands of locals into exile.

The Kurds are a population that has been humiliated for centuries, who still does not have a state, and whose people are  often considered terrorists. The YPG, a Syrian-Kurdish armed force, and the YPJ, a Kurdish all-female armed militia, have taught the western powers that there is the possibility to defeat these Islamist groups through perseverance.

Islamic State (IS) has been pushed away by men and women who fought for the freedom of their land, helped by the airstrikes performed by the US-led international coalition on IS positions. The Kurdish flag is now waving on a hill of the town where there once was the Islamic State group’s black banner.

The war against IS however, is far from won. The Kurdish forces (and the international coalition) are continuing their battle in nearby villages where IS is still very present.

Anyway, the flag waving in the wind of Kobane represents the hopes for new victories in the battle against IS, both for the Kurds and the rest of the world.

 

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WiB Team

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