ISIS Admits Defeat in Kobani For the First Time, Blame U.S. Airstrikes (PHOTOS)

ISIS vows to return to Kobani, Syria

AP-- The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again.

In a video released by the pro-ISIS Aamaq News Agency late Friday, two fighters said the airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition were the main reason why ISIS fighters were forced to withdraw from Kobani. One fighter vowed to defeat the main Kurdish militia in Syria, the People's Protection Units known as the YPG.

On Monday, activists and Kurdish officials said the town was almost cleared of IS fighters, who once held nearly half of Kobani.

An Associated Press video from inside the town showed widespread destruction, streets littered with debris and abandoned neighborhoods. The video also showed a new cemetery with fresh graves.
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Here are some photos showing the Syrian city of Kobani in complete ruins following the battle against ISIS (AP and Reuters photos)

More photos show complete destruction