Kobani, a town on the Turkish-Syrian border, has been at the centre of a bloody battle between Isis militants and Kurdish fighters, with the assistance of foreign air strikes, for weeks.
The before-and-after satellite images below portray a scene of severe devastation...Kobani pictured on 6 September 2014 and then again on 15 October (Picture: UNITAR/Digital Globe)Residential buildings on 6 September, and then again on 15 October after being destroyed in air strikes (Picture: UNITAR/Digital Globe)A temporary refugee camp which has been set up on the Turkish side of the border. Somewhere between 160,000 and 200,000 people are thought to have fled the fighting (Picture: UNITAR/Digital Globe)
A border crossing between Syria (bottom) and Turkey (top) on 6 September and then on 15 October. All the cars pictured have been abandoned by refugees. (Picture: UNITAR/Digital Globe)
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