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Before and after satellite images show destruction in Kobani

The northern part of the town of Kobani where several buildings are destroyed (blue arrows). A large crater is also visible (red arrow). Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe

Satellite images have revealed the destruction in and around the Syrian town of Kobani.

The border town has seen repeated bombardment by US forces as well as fighting on the ground against Islamic State (IS) militants.

Destruction in the eastern part of Kobani. Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe
Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe
Munitions impact craters on the fields (blue arrows) in and around Kobani Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe

As well as destruction the pictures also show signs of fighting, including road blocks, bomb craters and defensive positions.

There is also evidence of refugees fleeing the fighting.

Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe
A fortified fighting position is visible inside of the town (red arrow). Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe
Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe
Roadblocks and control points placed along the roads (blue arrows) and fortified fighting positions (red arrows). Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe

US aircraft launched another 18 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria over the last two days, the US Central Command confirmed.

The strikes focused on Kobani and "successfully struck 16 ISIL occupied buildings", as well as destroying "multiple ISIL fighting positions".

Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe
Hundreds of vehicles can be seen on the Syrian side of the border clustered around a border crossing point (red arrow). Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe
Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe
Close to the border, on the Turkish side a refugee camp has been created in order to acommodate increased number of refugees fleeing Kobani. Credit: UNOSAT/ DigitalGlobe

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