Hundred and twenty Kobane victims buried

Hundred and twenty of victims killed in Kobane in second biggest massacre by ISIS buried

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A hundred and twenty of the victims killed by ISIS on the Syrian border town of Kobane were buried on Friday, according to media reports.

The brutal attack carried out by ISIS has killed at least 146 civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

However, Kurdish officials said at least 145 had died.

ISIS entered Kobane on Thursday - after having first abandoned the city several months ago - and the number of civilian lives lost in their attack marks the second biggest massacre the hardline militant group has carried out in Syria so far.

The most devastating massacre by the group was the killing of hundreds of members of the Sunni Muslim Sheitaat tribe in eastern Syria last year.

Following fierce clashes with Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces in Kobane, a car bomb explosion executed by ISIS in the city left a dozen dead and many wounded.

ISIS militants were disguised as YPG and Free Syrian Army fighters when they attacked the city from three distinct locations, Al Jazeera correspondent Nisreen al Shamayleh reported.

A number of ISIS militants wearing explosive belts positioned themselves in several areas in the town and blew themselves up.

Kurdish forces regained authority over Kobane with the help of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition by the end of January this year after a siege by ISIS that lasted for four months.

TRTWorld and agencies