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    ISIS bodies line Kobani streets after Kurdish forces take control of destroyed city
    Kurdish fighters rounded up the bodies of about 20 terrorists Friday, days after they claimed to recapture the city Jan. 26. Kobani has been a battleground since September, and the destruction in its wake means it may take a long time for more than 200,000 refugees to return home.
    BY Rachelle Blidner
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
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    A Kurdish fighter points to the bodies of ISIS militants killed in the fight for Kobani, a Syrian border town, Friday.
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    The bodies of ISIS fighters lined the streets of Kobani, a Syrian border town, days after Kurdish fighters claimed to regain control of the destroyed city, according to reports.

    Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) rounded up the bodies of around 20 Islamic extremists Friday after a four-month intensive battle, the AFP reported.

    Kurdish forces pushed ISIS militants out of the mainly Kurdish town outside Turkey Monday, Syrian state media reported. They managed to take back 17 out of the hundreds of villages and "liberated several regions" to its west, YPG told AFP.

    ISIS supporters said in an online video they withdrew because of airstrikes but vowed to return, AFP reported.

    Militants fired a mortar shell inside the city Thursday, wounding four civilians, Turkey's Radikal newspaper reported. In recent weeks, they carried out more than 35 suicide attacks in Kobani.

    It's too soon to say "mission accomplished" because battles rage on to the southeast and southwest of the city, a senior U.S. State Department official said.

    More than 200,000 refugees who fled to Turkey joyously celebrated the victory claim, Reuters reported. They are eager to return home after months of cold weather, hunger and poverty.

    But their hometown is littered with debris from fallen buildings and bombs, suggesting that it might be a while before they can return.

    The violence hollowed out the town - the roads have craters meters deep - and reduced large swaths of Kobani to rubble. Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers' views still hover over the wreckage.

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    A fighter of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) walks around damaged buildings in the northern Syrian town of Kobani Friday. The destruction runs through the city, suggesting that those who fled are unlikely to return soon.
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    Although Kurdish flags hang where ISIS ones used to, civilians and fighters are nervous about walking around because of continued mortar shell firings and the potential for unexploded traps to go off.

    "Coming back to Kobani will be even more difficult than leaving it," one YPG fighter from the Kurdish told Reuters, clutching a machinegun and standing in front of the ruins of a building.

    "This city needs to be rebuilt from scratch. Everything is destroyed," he said, pointing to a pile of debris as tall as the single-story building next to it.

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan questioned whether the city could be fixed.

    "Today they are dancing with happiness. What happened?" he told local government officials in his Ankara palace. "(Islamic State) is out there, fine. But who will repair all those places you bombed? Will those 200,000 who fled Kobani be able to go back? When they are back, where will they live?"

    Kobani became the symbol of the international fight against the terrorist group -- which controls large portions of territory in Syria and Iraq -- after ISIS militants streamed into town with heavy artillery Sept. 16, prompting U.S.-led forces to drop weapons and ammunition.

    The terrorists never fully captured the city but had enough power in the area -- they controlled about 300 villages -- that they used Kobani as a background for propaganda videos. An October clip showed captive British photojournalist John Cantlie in the city, which the group used to prove that its fighters had pushed deep inside the city's core.

    Since the battle began, the death toll has reached about 1,600 people, including 1,075 ISIS fighters, 459 Kurdish soldiers and 32 civilians, activists estimated.
     
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    It's a start.:)
     
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    I don't know much about the Kurds, but they give me a safe, warm feeling inside.
     
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    Why are their faces blurred? Didn't they sign a release?
     
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    go muzzies. kill each other :cheer2:
     
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    The Kurds have been our allies since the Iraq invasion. They were the ones being prosecuted like Jews during Sadaam's reign (he was put to death for gassing them back in the 80s) and they are basically our best friends and who we have been arming the most.
    They aren't very well respected in Turkey where they have another community near the Syrian border and Turkey forces refuse to go into Syria to help Syrian Kurdish communities.
    There is a shit load of tribal and religious sects running countless parts of the middle east but the Kurds seem to be the "nicest" ones of the lot, at least by Western media standards.

    Only problem is the Kurds have bloodlines dating back to antiquity with Persians and besides the protection we give them in Iraq, they're biggest protector has always been Iran which is why we are now deciding to be nicer to Iran since they equally hate ISIL.
    The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
     
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    Now if someone could tell me why Iran is our enemy?
     
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    Iran was basically a satellite of ours feeding us the oil they had in return for us setting up the military and keeping the Shah in power by allowing the CIA to help crack down on dissent within the country.
    They were a very Pro-Western Monarchy (basically a military-dictatorship we set up like we did numerous times in South America) that instead of taking care of it's people, was a very Louis XVI type character.
    When the revolution happened, America became the cause of all the problems they faced under the Shah and then the outpouring hate towards our best friend Israel started with the mindset only a good Israel is one that doesn't exist so... thus began years of harboring and training anti-western Iranian agents and funding other terrorist organizations.
    Everything has changed now since they are the only nation actively sending combat troops into Syria and Iraq to combat ISIL.
     
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    Envious much people because now they get their 72 virgins.
    72 virgin male homosexual extremely horny donkeys with huge dicks.
     
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    Where did all their shoes go?
     
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    I like fried cheese curds. I just recently had them for the first time at a new place (for here) called Culver's :D
     
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    They say that the battle in Kobani has been raging since September. Look at all of the destruction and blown up buildings. The damage over all of that time has to be in the hundreds of dollars!
     
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    Butter burgers!
     
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    its like when north and south Vietnam were at war. they all fucken look exactly alike..how the hell do you know who the enemy is over there? they all have beards, they all are swarthy, they all smell and none of them have a complete uniform...
     
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    Ask them.....:juggalo:
     
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    Just look at those shoes that fuckface is wearing. What's the matter with him? :facepalm:
     
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    Yes! It's my new favorite place to eat. I stopped there yesterday and had a large concrete mixer: chocolate custard with hot fudge and Oreo's ... so good :oderus: