Islamic State targeted with 14 air strikes in Iraq and Syria - U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State conducted 11 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria on Monday, according to the task force organising the operation. In Iraq, four strikes near Ramadi destroyed six Islamic State buildings, two command and control nodes and five fighting positions, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Tuesday. Other air strikes hit near Mosul, Baiji, Sinjar and Tal Afar, it said in a statement. In Syria, strikes near Abu Kamal and Dayr Az Zawr each destroyed a crude oil collection point, it said. The third strike, near Al Hawl, destroyed a fighting position and two vehicles, according to the statement. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu)