(London Daily Mail) Kurdish resistance forces have this morning symbolically raised their flag over the Kobane hillside where the Islamic State's black jihadist banner was destroyed in a devastating American airstrike only hours before.
In a series of dramatic images, ISIS militants were seen standing by the flag on Tilsehir hill near the Turkish border yesterday afternoon - after the terrorist group seized control of the strategically important hilltop, which lies two and a half miles to the west of the town.
Just moments later the hillside erupted into flames with one militant running for his life and another fighter appearing to stand his ground before being engulfed by an enormous cloud of smoke and dust caused by the ferocious power of the weapon.
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This morning the massive airstrike was revealed to be as strategically important as it was symbolic, with members of the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG) seen raising their own yellow banner over Tilsehir - suggesting the crucial hillside is once again in the hands of resistance fighters.