Beirut: Islamic State group fighters executed at least 23 Syrian Kurds, among them women and children, in a village south of the border town of Kobane, on Thursday, a monitor said.
“Islamic State forces shot dead at least 23 people in the Kurdish village of Barkh Butan, including women and children and residents who had taken up arms to fight,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Islamic State, or ISIS, has attacked Syria’s ethnically Kurdish town of Kobani on Thursday with a wave of car bombs and vehicle-born ground troops, said Rudaw reporter Omar Kalo who is at the scene of the attack.
“Three suicide car bombers detonated their payloads, inflicting heavy casualties among civilians,” said Kalo, who said at least 25 people have been killed by the bombings and more than 75 injured.
According to Kalo, ISIS also executed 20 residents of Bakha Botan a village 20 km outside Kobani.
The Rudaw reporter said residents had taken up arms to defend themselves and the number of ISIS attackers was unknown due to the intensity of the fighting.
“Groups of ISIS fighters are driving around Kobani’s alleys and streets killing civilians,” said Kalo.