KRG Sends Delegation to Discuss Rebuilding Kobani

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced that it is sending a delegation to the Kurdish region of Turkey to discuss rebuilding Kobani.

“A delegation of four people from different backgrounds is in the city of Amed (Diyarbakir) to participate in the conference, which will be held for two days,” Fakhradin Qadir, parliamentary secretary, told Rudaw over the weekend.

Rebuilding Kobani

Kobani was all but destroyed during the 6+ months that the so-called Islamic State laid siege to the city in the second half of 2014.

During these difficult times, Kobani became internationally recognized as a symbol of Kurdish resistance, as a combined force of Kurdish YPG fighters and Peshmerga troops — backed by U.S.-led coalition air power — forced ISIS to retreat and abandon efforts to capture the city. The city was officially liberated on January 26th.

Kobani is still in ruins, months after the fighting has ended. The Wall Street Journal, CNN and many other news outlets have reported on the large task of rebuilding that is required. [Click here to view CNN drone footage showing the ruins of Kobani].

The conference to discuss rebuilding Kobani will reportedly be attended by at least 300 people, including the KRG, the administrative council of Kobani, as well as the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party.

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