File - In this Nov. 1, 2014 photo, Kurdish fighters have a short tea break from fighting in Kobani, Syria.(AP Photo/Jake Simkin)
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The men and women of Ain al-Arab call one another "heval" – Kurdish for "comrade" – and fight with revolutionary conviction, vowing to liberate what they regard as Kurdish land from ISIS.Ain al-Arab, a town known in Kurdish as Kobani that was once of about 50,000 people but now is virtually deserted except for the fighters, has seen some of the fiercest urban warfare in the Syrian civil war.Abu Layla, commander of a Free Syrian Army-linked group in Ain al-Arab called Shams al-Shamal (Sun of the North) Brigade, said he is proud of what the FSA and the Kurdish fighters have achieved together in Ain al-Arab so far.Abu Layla's group has over a hundred fighters, mostly ethnic Arabs and Turkmens from Abu Layla's hometown of Minbej.He said he is not fighting for the Kurds, Arabs or Turkmens, or for Christians or Muslims.
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