Inside Kobane: 'It's better to die here' - Al Jazeera English

Inside Kobane: 'It's better to die here'

Some residents of besieged Kobane are staying put despite intense fighting.

Hermione Gee |

The Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane has been fighting for its survival for over three months. Intense fighting continues on a daily basis.

Kurdish People's Protection Units fighters (YPG), backed by anti-ISIL coalition air strikes and Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, are making progress against ISIL fighters but it's a slow and dangerous process. And despite their desperate situation, the dwindling population of Kobane remains united and defiant. 

The Kurdish fighters ensure the besieged town still has basic services. They have set up a regular rubbish pick-up service and deliver basic supplies to the remaining residents.

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