Inside Kobani, Syria: (PHOTOS)

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 YPG (People's Protection Units - Kurdish militia) soldiers service a heavy weapon they captured from ISIS 8 moths ago.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 An ambulance destroyed by an ISIS a truck bomb. The truck had explosives hidden in oil drums. Since the bombing local security forces do not allow oil drums in to the city.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A child plays in the market in Kobani city center

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A view from the rural parts of Kobani. Due to a lack of running water agriculture can only be done in small patches.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A view from the rural parts of Kobani.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A small well the rural parts of Kobani. Due to the ISIS siege, there is no running water and such wells are the only source of ager in the area.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A Statue in the main square of Kobani. The eagle symbolizes the braveness of the ethnic Kurds living in the area.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A view of the market in Kobani city center

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A store window in Kobani city center. Due to the ISIS siege goods can only be smuggled from Turkey.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A take-out kebab place in city center.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 YPG (People's Protection Units - Kurdish militia) are seen watching the ISIS forces on the front line. Kobani is under siege from ISIS.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A YPG (People's Protection Units - Kurdish militia) member are in the front line with ISIS. Kobani is under siege from ISIS.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A sword found on a ISIS militant captured by YPG (People's Protection Units - Kurdish militia). ISIS is known to use such swords in pubic beheadings that they film and post online.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 The operating room in Amel hospital, one of the two in Kobani. Dr Hikmet Ahmet, head of Kobani’s health committee,says some of the equipment here days back to WWII.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A flour factory in Kobani. Since the area is under siege from ISIS, locals are forced to be self-sufficient.

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Kobani, Northern Syria, July 2014 A scene from the only park in the city.