The majority Kurdish city of Kobane also know as Ayn Al-Arab in north Syria was almost 70% destroyed due to heavy fighting between YPG7YPJ Kurdish militias against ISIL militants, and by the airstrikes carried by US lead coalition against ISIL position inside the city. April 13, 2016
Is estimated according to city authorities that rebuilding the city will cost around 1.5 billion dollars. April 13, 2016.
Nearly 1300 houses are estimated to be complete or partially destroyed of a city that once had around 200,000 inhabitants. April 13, 2016.
Despite the efforts of local authorities rubble is yet to be cleared from the city. April 14, 2016.
Families are beginning to return from neighboring Turkey despite the scale of destruction in the town.
Many locals have returned to open new business like this barbershop in the main commercial street in the city.
A new apartment project is being built. The project is intended to house some of the poorest families whose houses were destroyed as well as families of the fighters that died during the battle.
Local business are beginning to reopen despite tighten of the Turkish-syrian border by Turkish authorities.
Families wait in the border gate to see family members return to Kobane, many fled to Turkey when the ISIL militants began the siege of the city.
Many have not seen their families over 1 year, is estimated that around 100,000 have returned to the town.
The border is open by Turkish authorities twice a week to allow people to return to Syria but not to enter Turkey.
Almost the totality of schools was damaged or destroyed in the town, but now they are running in many of the districts.
After the battle of Kobane the number of attacks to the town by the ISIL militants have stopped.
Some remains such as tanks remain as a symbol and reminder of the battle for the town.
Family members wait to newlyweds in the town.
Newlyweds celebrate despite the destruction of some of the structures of their house.
The reconstruction of the town will be slow and adds up to the many other towns and cities that have destroyed from the 5-year war in Syria.