Six ‘suicide car bombings’ hit Syrian town Kobani

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Six “suicide car” bombings took place in the heart of Kobani Monday as the battle for the hotly contested Syrian town continued on the Turkish-Syrian border, an opposition source said.
Till the filing of this report, the exact number of casualties in the bomb attacks remained unclear.
However, the bombings were blamed on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or the ISIL, whose 26 militants were also said to have been killed in separate clashes, a source from the Syrian opposition group, Raqqa Revolutionaries Brigade, told Anadolu Agency.

The opposition source also claimed that buildings were destroyed in new violence in the area. It also said that clashes between the Kurdish groups and ISIL militants were still ongoing.

“About 26 ISIL militants have been killed by armed groups after the suicide attacks,” the source added.

There was no information from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or an independent group to refute or verify the information provided by Raqqa Revolutionaries Brigade.

More than 180,000 Kurdish refugees have fled into Turkey since the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant group launched an offensive on Kobani in mid-September. The group is now said to be on the brink of capturing the key town.

According to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, at least 24,015 civilians have been killed or injured in Iraq during the first eight months of 2014.

The violence blamed on the ISIL has also reportedly caused 1.2 million Iraqis, including Turkmens, Arabs, Christians and Ezidis, to flee their homes.

14 October 2014