Returnees To Kobani Face Threat From Booby Traps, Unexploded Ordnance

The Islamic State (IS) group may be have been expelled from their town, but Syrian Kurds returning home to Kobani are still facing a deadly challenge from the extremist militants: unexploded ordnance and booby traps left behind in civilian homes.

Fighters from the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militias, backed by U.S.-led air strikes and assisted by Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga militiamen, pushed Islamic militants out of Kobani in January.