More U.S.-led strikes hit Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, U.S. says

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States led 55 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since Friday, according to U.S. Central Command. In a statement on Monday, Centcom said there were 27 air strikes against the Islamic State militant group in Syria and 28 strikes in Iraq, hitting a wide variety of targets including Islamic State buildings, vehicles, tanks and fighting units. One of the strikes in Syria hit the al Qaeda-affiliated Khorasan Group, it said. (Reporting by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Bill Trott)