28 more airstrikes target IS in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON, June 24 (KUNA) — The US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) launched 28 air strikes targeting the group in Syria and Iraq Thursday, the Combined Joint Task Force -Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said in its daily report.
In Syria, 12 air strikes hit IS facilities near Az Zawr, Banbij, and Mar’a, the report showed.
Meanwhile in Iraq, 16 air strikes hit IS facilities near Al Baghdadi, Al Huwayjah, Bayji, Fallujah, Mosul, Qayyarah, Ramadi and Sultan Abdullah, the report showed.
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 maneuver roles are not classified as a strike,” it added. (end) ak.ibi