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17 MORE AIR STRIKES TARGET DAESH IN SYRIA, IRAQ

WASHINGTON, - The US-led coalition, against the so-called Daesh militants, launched 17 air strikes, targeting the group in Syria and Iraq, Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said, in its daily report, Saturday.

In Syria, nine air strikes hit the Daesh facilities near Ar Raqqah, Ayn Issa, Manbij, and Mar'a, striking two Daesh-used bridges, three tactical units, a fighting position and an operations centre, the report showed.

Meanwhile, in Iraq, eight air strikes hit the Daesh facilities near Bashir, Bayji, Hit, Mosul, Qayyarah, Ramadi, and Tal Afar, striking two weapons caches, two mortar systems, a rocket propelled grenade system, a recoil-less rifle, an anti-air artillery piece, and six heavy machine guns, the report said.

CJTF-OIR maintains that, one air strike count "means one or more kinetic events, that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative effect for that location." However it can also mean a single aircraft launched a single missile, the report noted.

"Ground-based artillery, fired in counter-fire or in fire support to manoeuvre roles, are not classified as a strike," it added.

Source: Name News Network