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Clashes between troops and ISIS intensify in central Syria

Clashes between troops and ISIS intensify in central Syria

US Military reports say a US citizen fighting for Daesh was captured by Kurdish soldiers in Syria and then handed over to American forces.

According to the piece, the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is predominantly led by the PKK's Syrian affiliate PYD, took him under custody.

"The US citizen is being legally detained by Department of Defense personnel as a known enemy combatant", Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said in a statement.

The U.S. -led coalition said Saturday the strike was on a target east of the Euphrates River in Syria near Dayr Az Zawr, a position known by Russian Federation to contain SDF fighters and coalition advisors.

He said that five ISIS fighters, clutching leaflets urging surrender dropped by the US on Raqqa in eastern Syria, had turned themselves into the SDF but that a USA citizen was not among them.

On Thursday, the chief spokesman for the United States military command referred all questions about the news.

The Russian- and US -backed offensives against Islamic State in Syria have mostly stayed out of each other's way as the two states seek to avoid conflict, with the Euphrates often acting as a dividing line between them. He fled to Turkey before returning to Syria and joining the SDF.

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Russian and U.S. battles against Islamic State in Syria have mostly stayed out of each other's way, with the Euphrates often acting as a dividing line.

The spokesperson for the coalition tweeted on Tuesday that "SDF hold more than 60 percent of Raqqa; 35 blocks cleared of ISIS this week".

The convoy was made up of the remnants of ISIS forces that were fighting against pro-regime forces in the Al-Qalamoun area on Syria's western border with Lebanon.

But while Dillon acknowledged that the US-backed fighters would not go into the city, he said there were plenty of other ISIS targets farther down the river.

A federal jury convicted Khweis, 27, in June of providing and conspiring to provide material support or resources to Islamic State, and a related firearms count. It is now illegal to try USA citizens at military commissions.

The strike occurred early Saturday, hitting an area east of the Euphrates River, near the city of Deir Ezzor.

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