Bombing runs by Syria over the past 10 days have killed at least 221 civilians, a third of them children.
US-led coalition chief said he didn’t think Kobane was about to fall in the hands of ISIS.
A firefight between militants in Syria and Jordanian border guards killed one gunman and wounded two.
One girl who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants was confused about what her role would be.
Thousands of cheering, flag-waving people gave a noisy send-off to a group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops.
The Kurdish regional government unveiled plans for up to 200 well-trained peshmerga to join Syrian Kurdish forces defending Kobane.
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,