The United States launched nine air strikes on Thursday on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants advancing in the northern Syrian town of Kobane, U.S. Central Command said.

Six airstrikes south of Kobane struck a large ISIS unit and two small ones, and destroyed two buildings held by the
militants along with a tank and heavy machine gun, the Central Command statement said.

Three airstrikes north of Kobane struck two small ISIS units and destroyed two buildings held by the militants, the statement added. […]