Kobani is a predominantly Kurdish area and site of the turning point against ISIS in 2015. This military facility was later critical to the defeat of ISIS’s so-called caliphate. Unfortunately for the Kurds, there’s no oil in the area.
Today in Syria: Russia takes control of main U.S. military facility abandoned earlier this week by American forces on Trump’s orders. This area is south of Kobani and went to Russia under the Putin-Erdogan deal. Russia now also owns the airstrip we built.
Kurdish children go back to school in Kobani, Syria on Tuesday after nearly one month of schools being closed due to Turkey's offensive last month. The closed schools left more than 51,000 students out of the classroom during that period. (Video Courtesy: VOA Kurdish Service)
U.S. defense officials tell CBS News that the military has now completed its withdrawal of the Kobani Air Base, the main logistics hub coordinating the initial U.S. drawdown, but hundreds of troops remain
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two people were killed when Turkish troops fired live ammunition at protesters near Kobani in Northern Syria