At least 35 people killed in Islamic State attack on Syria's Kobani: Monitor

BEIRUT (REUTERS) - At least 35 people were killed in an attack by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters on the Syrian town of Kobani near the Turkish border three days ago, a group which monitors Syria's civil war said on Thursday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said that fighting was continuing in the town, which is also known as Ayn al-Arab.

The Islamic State attack began overnight into Monday with a car bomb near the border crossing between Kobani and Turkey, the observatory said.

After that, fighters from the ultra-hardline group battled local Kurdish militia, it added.