Before and after satellite images show destruction of Kobani

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Wednesday 22 October 2014 14:40
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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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