ISIS was driven out of the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, but citizens are still in danger from booby traps and bombs left behind.
ISIS may have been driven out of Tal Abyad for now, but they still remain a military force that is quite formidable. And during a trip to the town, you can see what they had at their disposal.
There was an ISIS bomb-making facility.
Bags filled with a sticky white power, a low grade explosive, which is highly flammable.
The YPG, the Kurdish fighting force in control of Tal Abyad, is busy cleaning it out. Half the bed of a truck already filled with mortar rounds that they collected at the rear of a mosque named after al-Qaida founder Osama Bin Laden.
Tal Abyad is a minefield of booby traps.
It’s hard to see through a grate but stacked along a wall are makeshift bombs, strands of detonation cords snaking out.
In a park where children used to play the local YPG commander says something did not feel right. They put a warning on the gate, and a resident said ISIS had booby-trapped it.
ISIS no longer controls Tal Abyad but their terror lurks in every corner.