#Syria|Daesh is back to the regime areas, US says

A US Defense Department official said US forces had spotted the “return” of Daesh to some areas under the control of the Assad forces.

Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the International Alliance, said the Assad regime and its ally Russia had not been able to retain the areas they had regained from Daesh.

“When we look at the state organisation in areas where we do not work and where we do not support our partners on the ground, elements of the state organization were able to return and control areas (including) some neighborhoods in southern Damascus,” Dillon said.

“We have seen the state organization begin to return to areas west of the Euphrates River.”