In Washington, on Friday, a United States spokesperson mentioned that they would welcome the efforts of the Syrian Government under Assad's rule and his allies including the Iranian and the Russian-backed partners as they are becoming successful in defeating the ISIS in Syria.
The battle for Raqqa is the SDF's flagship offensive, with heavy backing from coalition air strikes, advisers, weapons and equipment.
US-backed forces are pushing to oust IS, also known as ISIS and ISIL, from its last major urban strongholds, Raqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.
He said commanders can work it all out, "however, as you mix more forces more closely together, what worked before for deconfliction is going to take more precision".
The Pentagon chief highlighted the importance of maintaining communication with Russian Federation, which is also backing Assad's forces with air strikes. US intelligence believes the jihadi group is creating a chemical weapons cell in the Euphrates River Valley, away from their de facto capital of Raqqa.
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"We just refuse to get drawn into the Syrian Civil War", Mattis said.
Days later, President Donald Trump ordered a retaliatory cruise missile strike on a Syrian government-controlled air base.
Russian Federation is Assad's key backer and sided with him when he denied responsibility for a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people in Idlib province on April 4.
In addition to the White House threat, a spate of incidents in recent weeks - including the downing of a Syrian government jet and two Iranian-made drones by US aircraft - appear to suggest the opposite of Mattis's claims. IS has suffered a series of setbacks in recent months at the hands of an array of Syrian and Iraqi forces.
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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took the al-Qadisia district, they said.
US President Donald Trump chose to arm the YPG fighters despite Turkey's objections and a direct appeal from Erdogan at a White House meeting last month. The Turkish government is concerned that the USA arms and equipment given to the YPG will end up in the hands of the PKK.
Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters walk with their weapons at the eastern entrances to the town of Tal Abyad in the northern Raqqa countryside, Syria, June 14, 2015, after taking control of nearby Suluk town from ISIS fighters. The cover of the booklet says "No God but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of God".
The US-led coalition said last week that it had killed ISIS's top cleric Turki Binali in a 31 May strike on Mayadeen. SDF have liberated one new district inside of Raqqa & have also liberated a village in the outskirts of Raqqa.
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