Kurdish people celebrate near the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, in Sanliurfa province in Turkey on Jan. 27, 2015.
Kurdish people celebrate the declared victory over ISIS for control of Kobani near the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, Turkey, on Jan. 27, 2015.Bulent Kilic—AFP/Getty Images
Kurdish people celebrate near the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, in Sanliurfa province in Turkey on Jan. 27, 2015.
Kurdish people attend a celebration rally near the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, on Jan. 27, 2015.
Kurdish people celebrate near the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, Jan. 27, 2015.
Kurdish people attend a celebration rally near the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, Jan. 27, 2015.
Kurdish women attend a celebration rally near the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, Jan. 27, 2015.
A celebration rally near the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, Jan. 27, 2015.
Syrian Kurdish women sit with their children near the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, Jan. 27, 2015.
A Kurdish woman stands near the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, Jan. 27, 2015.
Kurdish people celebrate the declared victory over ISIS for control of Kobani near the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, T
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See Kurds Celebrate After Victory Is Declared Over ISIS in Kobani

Jan 27, 2015

Crowds of people celebrated on Tuesday after Kurdish fighters declared victory over the militants of Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) for control of the Syrian town of Kobani. It's seen as more of a symbolic win than a strategic turning-point in the conflict, as the group still holds large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

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