At least 146 civilians have been reportedly killed by the Islamic State (Isis) in two days of intense fighting between the terror group and Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobani since Thursday.
UK-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR) described the killings as the 'second largest massacre' since the establishment of the so-called Islamic caliphate. Over 700 Al-Shaitat people had been killed last year in 'the largest massacre', the SOHR noted.
A large number of those killed in the latest surprise raids on the northern Syrian city were elderly people, children and women, while over 200 civilians have been injured, the SOHR said.
The Isis militants entered Kobani on Thursday, 25 June, in the early hours, after killing the border security guards in a series of suicide attacks.
Later, many Isis fighters, who had come dressed in Free Syrian Army uniform, started firing randomly at civilians, it was reported.
The clashes continued for the second day on Friday between the Kurdish YPG militia and the Isis fighters.
The terror group's fighters have reportedly occupied abandoned houses in the area and carrying out guerrilla-style attacks in the city, also known as Ain al-Arab.
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