WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Garver was asked whether the Syrian Army continues to move from west to east toward Raqqa and if the Russian military was continuing to support that movement.
"We try not to be the spokesperson for the Syrians or the Russians, but we have seen their movement toward Raqqa," Garver stated. "They are to the south and west of Raqqa, and they are heading in that direction."
“What’s important for us is first of all anything that puts pressure on Daesh, we support. But there is no coordination between us and those forces at this time,” he added.
At the same time, the Syrian army supported by Russian aviation and the Syrian Democratic Forces, which mostly consists of Kurdish militia, are trying to free Raqqa from Daesh terrorists.
On Saturday, the Syrian army entered the Raqqa province after advancing in a major offensive against Daesh militants.