The militant jihadist group ISIL has launched fresh attacks on the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani according to reports.
Twelve people were killed and 70 wounded in a car bomb blast and attacks by the militants, hospital officials told one media outlet.
Sources indicate ISIL fighters have re-entered Kobani and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says there has been fierce fighting in the centre of the town.
Syrian state television has claimed the militants who carried out the assault had entered Syria from Turkey. There also reports ISIL has entered the eastern town of Hassakeh while rebels opposed to President Bashir al-Assad attacked government-held areas in Deraa.
The Turkish provincial governor’s office has denied the Syrian television claims and says the fighters came from the town of Jarablus.
Kurdish forces backed by allied and US air support retook control of Kobani five months ago.