Fresh air strikes launched at IS positions and militants in Kobane, a Syria-Turkey border town, today, has killed eight people. Syrian activists confirmed the strikes in the town, which for several days have been besieged. Eyewitnesses said they saw two military aircraft fly over the town from Turkey, though Turkish officials denied its airspace or bases had been used for the attack. The US-led coalition expanded its raids against IS into Syria, on Monday. But the aerial bombardment near Kobane has not been confirmed by the US or any other coalition partner. IS militants have seized large areas of Syria and Iraq, and the US has launched nearly 200 air strikes in Iraq since August.
US Central Command (Centcom) said two more strikes were made in Syria overnight on Tuesday, taking the total to 16.