The US officials are discussing with the Turkish military and government how the so-called Syrian rebels can push ISIS farther east in Syria.
According to Washington’s ambassador to Ankara, the US officials are discussing with the Turkish military and government how the so-called Syrian rebels can push ISIS farther east in Syria.
“We have had some progress in recent weeks as these groups pushed further east along the border,” Ambassador John Bass told a group of diplomacy correspondents on Thursday. “We will continue to focus on that area,” the ambassador said.
It is reported that the so-called Syrian rebels seized numerous villages from ISIS near the Turkish border earlier this week. The offensive includes factions fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army that has been supplied with weapons via Turkey.
A truce agreement was negotiated by Russia and the United States regarding Syrian conflict although many analysts suggested that the Washington had been supporting terrorists fighting against the Syrian government forces.
Nevertheless, the Arab country is currently observing an agreement for the cessation of hostilities which entered into force on February 27. The agreement stipulates the cessation of all military hostilities in Syria, except for the operations against ISIS terrorist group and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front militants. From the middle of the March, Russia has been partially withdrawing troops and warplanes from Syria to make an end to the Syrian crisis.