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Syria crisis: Pictures of Kobane's destruction

Islamic State militants have been driven out of the Syrian town of Kobane, following four months of fighting. New photographs show the devastation that the town has endured.

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Image caption Kobane's regional government says at least 50% of the town has been destroyed.
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Image caption The liberation of Kobane is seen as a symbolic victory for forces fighting IS.
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Image caption There are Kurdish fighters on the streets...
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Image caption But officials have asked that Kobane's residents do not try and return yet.
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Image caption Analysts say US air strikes have been key to the victory.
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Image caption Morale is now said to be high among Kobane's residents.