From Kobane to Sweden

By Anders Hansson – The war in Syria turned even more deadly during the winter 2014/15. Isis took control over the Syrian border town Kobane and wasn’t thrown out until February 2015 in a combined effort between Kurdish forces and American bombings from the air. A virtually empty town was left with dead Isis fighters rotting in the streets. The entire population had been forced to flee. Most of them to the neighboring turkish town Suruj, many others joining the masses trying to get to Europe joining the mass flow of people getting on boats to the Greek islands and further north to Germany and Sweden.