January 31, 2015 / 1:47 PM / in 3 years

U.S. reports 27 more strikes against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies carried out 27 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since early Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operation reported on Saturday.

A Kurdish refugee boy from the Syrian town of Kobani carries food for his family during lunch time at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province January 31, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Ten of the 17 strikes in Iraq hit near the oil city of Kirkuk, it said. In Syria, Islamic State targets near the border town of Kobani were attacked in eight of the 10 raids, the statement said.

Reporting by Washington newsroom; Editing by Louise Ireland

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