"In this case the proper authorities would be the equivalent of the department of state in the country", Col. Ryan Dillon told reporters at the Pentagon via a video conference from Baghdad.
But the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces recently announced their own push toward the city, "Operation Jazeera Storm", and a group of SDF fighters have made rapid gains, capturing some 300 square kilometers from ISIS along the Khabur River, which intersects with the Euphrates River just south of the city.
The Syrian Army has taken control of oilfields and a gas refinery near Deir ez Zor, according to a state news outlet Russia Today. This was a deal struck by IS, the Syrian government, the Lebanese government, and Hezbollah.
Abu Khawla warned government forces and their militia allies against firing across the river as his fighters close in - something he said had happened in recent days. The convoy of 11 buses carrying these IS troops was stopped in the Syrian desert by U.S. air strikes.
Only now, four months after the conflict started, are there signs that those rebels who have not been killed may be leaving Marawi.
In a statement, the U.N. said it wishes to visit the city "as soon as the situation on the ground permits" access.
At that point, regime forces halted their advance, using the Euphrates River as a natural barrier between them and the PKK/PYD.
While the evacuation, which was negotiated by Lebanon's Hezbollah group, removed the militants from the Syria-Lebanon border, it left both Iraq and the U.S. fuming.
The source added that the terrorists still holding parts of the city have been significantly weakened and are unable to continue resisting the army's offensive.
Duterte's government failed to recognise the developing power of this enlarged cohort. "What we do is we kill ISIS, and we have succeeded in that respect". We will operate on donations to cover our operating cost of the publication. The PKK has been declared a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the EU. He might very well have been in the mood for concessions from a position of strength.
Russia has provided military backing for Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces since 2015. However, after the victory over the IG of SDS and the government forces can come into direct contact.
The first UN humanitarian convoy arrived in Deir ez-Zor on Friday.
At the same time, according to fat, SDS reserves the right to respond if attacked by the Syrian army.
In January 2016 "Газета.Ru" he wrote for the territorial division of Syria between the government and opposition groups as about the most probable scenarios for the end of the war.