WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The spokesperson noted that the US partner in Syria is facing "minimal ISIS [Daesh] resistance."
"Over the past few days, Syrian Arab Coalition forces have made significant territorial gains, seizing main supply routes. They have now cut off the route that leads from Raqqa to Hasakah, Shaddadi and Deir ez-Zor," Davis told reporters.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes the Syrian Arab Coalition, launched the Wrath of Euphrates operation to retake Raqqa in November.
Turkey began the Operation Euphrates Shield on August 24, 2016. Together with the Syrian opposition Turkey took over the cities of Jarabulus and al-Bab in northern Syria.
After the victory in al-Bab, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that that Ankara intends to continue its advance into Syria to drive Islamists out of their Raqqa stronghold after securing a strategic town in Syria’s north.