Eight civilians, including three children, have been killed in US-led air strikes targeting IS fighters in Syria, Reuters reported.
'At least 30' Nusra Front fighters, who are the Syrian branch of Al-Qaida, were also killed in strikes, it was said.
Satellite images have revealed the destruction in and around the town of Kobani, on the Syrian border.
Members of a prominent motorcycle gang from Holland have reportedly joined forces with Kurdish troops in Iraq to fight IS militants.
The sister of a UK journalist being held by Islamic State militants has appealed for his captors to reopen dialogue aimed at freeing him.