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A fireball explodes over the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar border crossingReuters

Governments across the European Union have agreed to impose a ban on exporting jet fuel to Syria as the civil war wages after three years.

The bloc agreed to impose the ban in a bid to stem the flow of air attacks that are being used on Syria's own civiliants.

"EU governments reached a political agreement to impose an export ban on jet fuel and relevant additives being exported to Syria as they are being used for indiscriminate air attacks against civilians," said an EU statement.

The ban is the latest in a line of sanctions imposed against the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

According to the United Nations, more than 190,000 people have died in Syria since civil war broke out in March 2011.

Over the last year, the civil war has spilled over into neighbouring countries and has significantly contributed to the emergence of extremist militant groups such as Isis (Islamic State).

Earlier this morning, US forces airdropped arms and ammunition as well as medical aid to Kurdish fighters battling Isis [Islamic State] militants in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Kobani.

According to the US Central Command, C-130 aircraft made several rounds of airdrops and returned to safety.