Daesh kills 146 Kobani civilians in one day: report
Daesh re-entered the Syrian border town on Thursday and has already killed more than 140 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/File)
Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Friday that 146 civilians were killed at the hands of Daesh inside and around Kobani.
The miitants are also holding hostages at three points inside the town, where they are holed up, said Abdel Rahman, adding that dozens of Daesh extremists have also died in the clashes there.
Daesh militants reportedly re-entered Kobani months after the Kurdish border town was cleansed of the extremists.
Earlier in the day, Adbel Rahman described the killings as one of the “worst massacres” the group has committed in Syria.
The extremists also executed another 26 civilians in a village near Kobani, the Observatory said.
When Daesh militants entered Kobani, they “took up positions in buildings at the southeast and southwest entrances, firing at everything that moved,” Abdel Rahman noted.
He said the bodies of civilians, including women and children, were found in their homes and in the streets.
The extremists “knew that they could not stay and control the town in the face of the Kurdish forces. They came just to kill and strike a moral blow to the Kurds,” Abdel Rahman said.
The development came as Kurdish forces had moved from Kobani to secure other Daesh-controlled areas in neighboring Raqqa province.
This story has been edited from the source material.