Russia has been busy.
Deir Ez-Zor is the largest city in eastern Syria, and it has had been besieged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS or Da'esh) since 2014.
But while Dillon acknowledged that the US backed fighters would not go into the city, he said there were plenty of other ISIS targets further down the river.
Hundreds of Islamic State militants and family members have arrived in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour after being evacuated from a Syrian-Lebanese border area, a monitoring group reported on Thursday. The core of SDS is the militia of the Syrian Kurds.
The UN should "immediately step up humanitarian assistance in the framework of the United Nations and humanitarian organizations and take an active part in restoring the destroyed houses, schools, hospitals and infrastructure facilities", Shoigu wrote on Monday in a letter to UN envoy in Syria Staffan de Mistura.
President Putin has provided military backing for Syrian president Bashar Assad's forces since 2015.
ISIS losses have dramatically escalated in recent months. There are now real concerns that the rebels will focus on other urban areas, and perhaps even move to metropolitan Manila itself. The source gave no details.
Since breaking a three-year ISIS siege on the Deir Ezzor provincial capital last week, Russian and Iranian-backed Syrian regime have been combating the jihadist group.
"All our soldiers' training (is) in the Coalition training camps, they oversee our training and our armament", he said.
Happening now, although inconsistent, however, the first simultaneous attack in one area of the units of the Federation of Northern Syria, and not recognizing her Damascus. The missiles travelled a distance of 500-670 kilometers, according to the ministry.
"The military Council of Deir ez-Zor" pretty blurry said about his intentions concerning the same area: they are going to release the whole area or only some part of it.
Separate suspected Russian and US-led coalition strikes on Syria's Deir Ezzor province killed at least 39 civilians on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
Residents of Deir ez-Zor bear the marks of malnourishment and the illnesses they contracted during the interminable siege.
But with Russian and coalition military officers already using the communications hotline that allows the two sides to de-conflict their respective forces on a daily basis, it is difficult to imagine how such efforts can be increased without venturing into more active coordination.