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Gabriele Micalizzi, Kobane, Enemy at the Gate
Since the beginning of the civil war 4 years ago, Kobane is an isolated city, abandoned to itself, few meters from the Turkish border. Thanks to a quickly military advance from the YPG YPJ army, the Kurdish popular militias, have entered the city of Kobane after winning ISIS in the conflict of Tel Abyad. That night the city has freed its voice, among patriotic sings, car's horns and rifle discharges towards the sky. Moving forward from east to west, Kurdish militias have first rounded and then conquered the city of Tel Abyad, a city remaining on the Turkish border, used as a transition for the ISIS refuelling and men. The victory is above all for the city of Kobane. The city remained isolated when in july of 2012, the Kurdish have created Rojava autonomous cantons, the Syrian Kurdistan. Choked from the Assad regime, the Jabhat al Nusra militia, Syrian rib of Al Qaeda, then furiously assaulted by the ISIS and behind the Turkish border hermetically closed, Kobane hadn't gave up remaining without refuelling and without help. After few day, a catastrophic attack during the first Friday of the Ramadan, recalled after the black Friday, has shocked Kobane, Tunisia, France, Somalia and Kuwait. Kurdish have rejected few attacks from some extremists of ISIS dressed up as a military forces with the Kurdish effigies, shooting in the street and blowing up4 cars bomb of big dimension. Although, the attack has been rejected, 200 people among civilians and militaries died that day. Now a new era is coming for the city of Kobane and the Syrian Kurdistan.