U.S. made 9 attacks at “Islamic state” militants

USA made nine air strikes at the positions of the "Islamic State" ("IS") group near the Syrian city of Kobani, on Thursday, October 9, reports Reuters referring to the United States Central Command.

US made 9 attacks at "Islamic state" militants

Nevertheless, the Islamists managed to keep control over the large part of the Kurdish town on the border of Syria and Turkey.

According to, six strikes in the south of Kobani destroyed two buildings, captured by the militants, a tank and a heavy machine gun. Also they managed to destroy two more buildings with the militants as a result of three raids on the northern part of the city.

Earlier it was reported that the "IS" militants control the third part of the strategically important city of Kobani. The rebels control all the eastern regions, a small part of the northeast and southeast parts of the city.

The retired American General John Allen, whom President Barack Obama asked to coordinate the anti-terrorist coalition, arrived in Ankara for negotiations with the Turkish officials. According to the State Department, the negotiations were "constructive and detailed", but the specific results are not reported. Earlier, the United States demanded that Turkey involve in the fight against the "IS" on its borders as soon as possible. The country"s authorities, however, believe that the West should provide more assistance and the activities of the antiterrorist coalition should be directed against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad too.

It is to be recalled that now the militants of the "Islamic state", operating mainly in Syria and Iraq are fighting with the Kurds. The most violent clashes are taking place on the Syrian-Turkish border near the city of Kobani. The number of victims reaches hundreds of people. France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain and Australia have already joined the fight against the IS.

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