This claim could not immediately be verified and there was no immediate comment from General Jones or any other officials from the US-led coalition. In particular, the American special forces are participating together with the soldiers of SDS in the battle for the city of raqqa - the "capital" of the terrorist organization "Islamic state". The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss pending delivery. Relief was provided through a humanitarian convoy organized by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.
The individual, who surrendered to Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on or around September 12th, has since been turned over to U.S. forces, said Eric Pahon, Department of Defense spokesperson. But a spokesman for the US-led coalition told reporters Thursday that the SDF would not enter the city, seemingly ensuring that the Russian-backed pro-regime troops would be the ones to capture it.
For the first time in three years, UNFPA has been able to send aid to the city of Deir Ez-Zor, where tens of thousands of people are in urgent need.
A commander in a military alliance fighting in support of the Syrian government also confirmed the news, telling Reuters news agency: "The deal has been completed". During the past two years, the American fighter jets bombed the Syrian state forces at least twice in Deir ez-Zor, for example, opening the way for immediate anti-army attacks by ISIS terrorists.
On Thursday, a surviving Hezbollah fighter was returned to Lebanon.
Russia has so far deployed military police to patrol the boundaries of three zones agreed in the south, in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, and in part of the central Homs province.
Earl Brown told The Daily Beast.
The Deir ez-Zor city is located in Syria's east and is considered a gate to the neighboring Iraq. And the question of further reconstruction of the country becomes more acute. Opening the land route to the city allowed a reliable supply route to be established.
Syria's eastern oil-rich Deir Ezzor province is increasingly falling under the control of Rusian-backed Syrian regime forces and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Eleven buses carrying a total of 200 jihadists and 200 members of their families arrived in Deir al-Zour's al-Mayadeen area late Wednesday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which independently monitors the conflict.
The Observatory said on Friday that more than two weeks of fighting has left hundreds dead on both sides.