(ABC News) Kurdish defenders continue to hold off Islamic State (IS) in Syria's border town of Kobane, but the militants have struck with deadly bombings in Iraq, killing dozens of Kurds and assassinating a provincial police commander.
As night fell in Sunday (local time) after days of IS attacks, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Kobane's Kurdish defenders had managed to hold their ground.
The Observatory said 36 Islamic State fighters, all foreigners, were killed the previous day, while eight Kurdish fighters had died. The figures could not be independently verified.
Advertisement - story continues below