US-led warplanes pummelled jihadists attacking the Syrian town of Kobane Friday as the Pentagon said there was no imminent threat to Baghdad despite a wave of deadly bombings.
Six strikes hit Islamic State group positions close to the front line in the east of Kobane, taking advantage of new coordination with the town's Kurdish defenders, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
In neighbouring Iraq, sandstorms hampered the US-led air campaign against the jihadists, but despite recent advances west of Baghdad, IS is not poised for an assault on the capital, the Pentagon said.
The dawn strikes in Kobane came after US Central Command said American warplanes struck 14 times around the town on Wednesday and Thursday, including "successful" raids on 19 IS-held buildings.
"There is coordination between the Kurdish forces and the Americans," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.
"The Kurds are giving them the exact coordinates of where the fighting is."
On Friday, Kurdish fighters faced three attacks by IS militants in the east and near the centre, said the Britain-based Observatory, which has a wide network of sources inside Syria.
Previously, Kurdish commanders in Kobane had complained of a lack of coordination with US air commanders to ensure support for their fighters on the ground.