New US raids hit militants outside Syria Kurdish town

BEIRUT: A US-led coalition has carried out new air strikes against militants from the Islamic State group outside a key Syrian Kurdish border town, activists and a monitor said Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group, said the coalition hit at least four areas late Friday on the southern and southeastern fronts outside Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab.

The group said the strikes had destroyed some military materiel belonging to IS, which fired dozens of shells into the town on Friday after advancing to its outskirts.

An activist from the town, Mustafa Ebdi, also reported the strikes.

“They hit last night mostly on the eastern front,” he said.

Source: APP