US airstrikes kill civilians

Oct 19, 2014, 09:08 IST | Agencies

Five civilians, including a teenager, were killed in Syria due to constant airstrikes by US forces 

Damascus: At least five civilians were killed on Saturday during airstrikes carried out by US forces against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

Three people, including a teenager, were killed in a village outside the city of Shadadi in Hasaka province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

Smoke arises in Kobani, Syria, while fighting continued between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border yesterday. Pic/AP

In the province of Deir al-Zour, two men were killed and three injured near the village of Khusham, according to the Observator. Meanwhile, clashes continued between the IS and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the city of Kobane.

The YPG fighters managed to recapture a radio station building in western Kobane.

The IS unleashed its wide-scale offensive against Kobane, bordering Turkey on September 15 in a bid to capture the city which would enable the IS to stretch its territory to areas close to Turkey.

The IS has captured more than 300 villages around the city and managed to storm it after forcing over 1,60,000 people to flee to Turkey.

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