Lebanon’s army clashed with Sunni Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least two.
Islamic State insurgents surrounded Kobani more than a month ago and are using weapons including tanks and armoured vehicles to attack Kurds.
US Central Command (CENTCOM) said it conducted four airstrikes, while three others were conducted by its partner nation forces.
Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the US-led coalition’s war against the Islamic State group.
“One of the reasons why you’re seeing more strikes there is because there is more ISIL there,” said Pentagon spokesperson.
Pins bearing the militants’ black-and-white flag are on sale at a jihad-themed bookstore near the Istanbul University campus.
The strikes, aimed at rolling back the militants’ gains, appear to have done little to blunt their assault on Kobani and nearby villages.
A group that monitors the Syrian civil war said the Kurdish forces faced inevitable defeat in Kobani.
Despite the airstrikes, the Islamic State fighters managed to capture a police station in the east of the town,
The motion authorizes air strikes in Iraq for up to six months and explicitly states that no ground troops be used in combat operations.
The outgunned Kurdish fighters struggling to defend Kobani got a small boost from a series of U.S.-led airstrikes against the militants.
The student told police he “was planning to travel to Syria so as to join Islamic State to work as a fighter”, the Mainichi Shimbun said.
US Central Command said that the Navy has dropped roughly 185 munitions, including 47 cruise missiles launched from ships in the region.
“The Islamic State controls three neighborhoods on the eastern side of Kobani,” said an observer.
For the first time, Indonesians in Southeast Asia are traveling abroad in an organized fashion to join a global militant movement.