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US and Saudi aircraft conducted seven airstrikes targeting the Islamic State in Aleppo near Kobane and one strike on a garrison in Raqqah; the airstrikes also targeted refineries used by the IS. The Islamic State advanced in Kobane after carrying out a suicide bombing with an armored vehicle and at least one other bombing with a car. Gunmen assassinated a town mayor in Hasakah. The Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, the Ansar al Din Front, and rebels fought against regime forces in Aleppo. Syrian guerilla groups such as "White Shroud" have begun hunting down and killing Islamic State fighters in Deir Izzour.
The Islamic State battled regime forces in Deir Izzour; fought against the Islamic Front in Aleppo; and continued to try to advance against Kurdish YPG forces in the area around Kobane. The US-led air campaign carried out six airstrikes against the Islamic State near Kobane over the past two days. Over 550 people have been killed in Kobane since Sept. 16, including 227 Kurdish fighters. The Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, Damascus, Hama, and Idlib.
The Islamic State reportedly captured Kurdish headquarters in Kobane and took over at least 40 percent of the town. Coalition airstrikes targeted the Islamic State in Kobane; IS fighters are said to be raising Kurdish YPG flags to mislead the coalition, and to be wearing YPG uniforms to infiltrate Kurdish areas. The IS battled YPG and al Karama army forces in Hasakah. The Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels clashed with regime forces in Aleppo; in Damascus; and in Hama.