Battered and bruised during the Syrian Civil War, Kobanî made for a prime ISIL target. In September 2014, Islamic State militants launched a siege of the city, driving out over 250,000 Kurds and capturing 350 surrounding Kurdish villages in the process. With the support of the Free Syrian Army, Kurdish People’s Protection Units and American-Arab airstrikes, Kobanî residents were able to reclaim their city. However, as seen in this photo, that home is largely ruined and its future remains uncertain. It seems that the biggest challenge, more than defeating ISIL, is rebuilding.