Isis fighter from United States surrenders before Syrian Democratic Forces

The reality of the frontline in Raqqa

The reality of the frontline in Raqqa

The strikes wounded six fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), according to the alliance of mostly Kurdish and Arab militias fighting alongside a US -led military coalition.

"It presented an opportunity for the coalition to strike and remove several ISIS fighters and resources from the battlefield", coalition spokesman U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon told reporters earlier this month.

"To avoid unnecessary escalation, the commanders of Russian forces in Syria used an existing communications channel to inform our American partners in good time about the borders of our military operation in Deir al-Zor", Konashenkov said. But during a State Department briefing on Thursday, spokesperson Heather Nauert said she had no further information on the individual's circumstances, saying anyone who would fight for ISIS is "dumb".

An American citizen was detained in Syria earlier this week after military officials found the individual was working in part with the Islamic State.

SDF fighters have been advancing against IS fighters on the east bank of the Euphrates while Syrian government forces and their allies are pushing on the western side against the extremists.

REUTERS/STRINGERA loyal ISIS fighter runs around the streets of Syria.

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

The Lebanese army and Syrian regime forces, backed by Hezbollah, launched simultaneous offensives to push ISIS from the mountainous region.

A convoy of ISIS fighters and their families reached militant-held territory, a monitoring group said.

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

Coalition troops advising and assisting the SDF were not wounded, the Pentagon added.

But the coalition says there is a de-confliction line to prevent the two offensives from clashing. In Iraq, ISIS detainees have mostly been killed, with family members herded into a camp in the country's south pending a decision by the Iraqi government on what to do with them.

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