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BEIRUT — The US military said Saturday that it was looking into an activist group’s claim that at least 52 civilians were killed in US-led airstrikes near the Syrian border town of Kobani amid its campaign against the extremist Islamic State group.

The strikes happened Thursday and Friday on the Syrian village of Bir Mahli, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The US-led coalition said its strikes during that time destroyed seven Islamic State positions and one of the group’s vehicles near Kobani, where Kurdish fighters were pushing out the extremists after months of intense fighting.

On Saturday, Syrian Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman said the strikes hit civilians in their homes in Bir Mhali, killing 52, including seven children and nine women. His group relies on a network of activists on the ground in Syria, which has been mired in civil war for more than four years.


Major Curtis Kellogg, a spokesman for US Central Command, said, ‘‘We currently have no information to corroborate allegations that coalition airstrikes resulted in civilian casualties. ‘‘Regardless, we take all allegations seriously and will look into them further.’’