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Amid ruins of Kobani, Kurds relish victory over Islamic State
Amid ruins of Kobani, Kurds relish victory over Islamic State

Men and women picked through the rubble of Kobani on Wednesday, taking stock of the cost of war after Kurdish fighters finally drove Islamic State militants out of the shattered Syrian city this week. “The first step will be to generate electricity, provide running water and to clear the streets,” said Mohammed Sady, a municipal worker who will help oversee rebuilding the ruins around him. “Then we need to retrieve bodies from beneath the rubble and decide where to house civilians when they start to return.” For four months the Islamic State launched ferocious assaults against this city just south of the Turkish frontier in one of Syria’s three...

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