Kurds face obstacles in return to devastated Kobane
Unexploded mines and remaining ISIL fighters stand in way of many returning home after Kurdish forces recapture town.
Published On 29 Jan 2015
Al Jazeera has gained access to the Syrian border town of Kobane after Kurdish forces recaptured it from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group earlier this week.
Thousands of Kurds who fled the fighting have returned to their homes after four months of intense battles devastated the town.
But they now face the huge task of safely finding, and clearing, unexploded devices, as well as the threat of remaining ISIL fighters.
Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel Hamid reports from Kobane.
Source: Al Jazeera