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Several SDF fighters were wounded and received medical treatment, coalition forces said in a press release, though no multinational fighters advising them sustained injury. "To be clear, the US government does not support USA citizens traveling to Iraq or Syria to join the ongoing conflict".

A senior aide to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the government would fight any force, including the US -backed militias, in efforts to recapture the entire country.

The SDF and Russian-backed Syrian government forces are conducting parallel but separate offensives against IS in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. No coalition forces were hurt, authorities said. Although they do monitor any attempts to support the terrorist groups of the Islamic State or al-Qaeda.

Government forces, supported by the Russian air force and Iran-backed militias, have simultaneously advanced into Deir al-Zor from the west. The Coalition defers questions pertaining to captured ISIS fighters to their relative nations' Departments of State or equivalent agencies. Earl Brown, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East.

SOHR also reported "minimizing ISIS organization's scope of control" has meant an escalation of aerial bombing in areas within, north, and south of the city.

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The spokesperson added that global laws and laws of armed conflict would be closely monitored as a 'precondition for Coalition support'.

"The convergence of military forces in this area calls for increased awareness and de-confliction", Dillon said. "We do not allow the regime or its militias to cross to the eastern riverbank".

"Coalition officials are available and the deconfliction line with Russian Federation is open 24 hours per day", Army Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commander of the coalition forces, said Saturday in the press release.

Raqqa was the ISIS group's self-declared capital. "Some parties are trying to create obstacles to our progress", the statement said.

In Iraq, Manning said, the handover to holding forces in Tal Afar in northern Nineveh governorate is ongoing and Iraqi forces continue counter-ISIS preparations for fighting in Hawija and Sharqat.

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