\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\nEight people in eastern Syria lost their lives during an U.S.-led coalition airstrike targeting a gas distribution facility located in an Islamic State controlled Syrian town. The airstrike had targeted the distribution station located in Khasham, a town in the oil-rich province of Deir el-Zour and took place on Friday night according to activist\u2019s accounts. The Deir el-Zour Free radio named four of the victims, also saying that four additional bodies had been taken to a nearby mosque. According to the activist\u2019s collective, most of the slain man had been fuel tank drivers.\r\nThe Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on its network of activists all around Syria, had also reported the \u201clong tongues of flames\u201d that the airstrike caused.\r\nMost of the U.S.-led airstrikes have been targeting the Islamic State extremists\u2019 main source of income, which is represented by their oil facilities. Although targeting these oil facilities would significantly reduce the group\u2019s revenue, the strikes come at a great cost: the lives of many civilians.\r\nThere was no comment by the U.S. military, which continued its airstrikes on other oil wells in the Deir el-Zour province, as activists report.\r\nThese recent coalition airstrikes have mostly focused the city of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobani, which has been the extremists\u2019 main target. The border town would further reinforce the Sunni group\u2019s influence over the Syrian territory it has seized.\r\nDuring Friday attacks, Islamic State militants have begun shooting mortar rounds toward the border town of Kobani, even managing to bring shells over the Turkish border. These caused no damage, other than the wounded souls of the Kurds forced to hear how gun and mortar fire echoed across the border.\r\nKurdish forces trying to save the town have been helped by coalition airstrikes in the area, which have managed to stave off the group\u2019s advance, but without more weapons and ammunition, they stand no chance of saving the town.\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cAir strikes are not enough. It\u2019s reduced ISIS, but it\u2019s not enough to defeat them.\u201d\r\n\r\nIdriss Nassan, senior Kobani official, said.\r\nSadly, the Kurdish efforts of rearming have been hindered by Turkey which has long viewed the People\u2019s Protection Units (the Kurds fighting in Kobani) with suspicion. Turkey has also insisted that the U.S.-led coalition extend their involvement against ISIS by also aiding Syrian rebels, who have to battle not just the Islamic State but also the Syrian President, Bashar Assad.