A Syrian news service called Deirezzor24 which collects reports from local activists reported last week that a coalition air strike targeted a prison where ISIS were holding their enemies. It's been reported that the prison was holding rebels from opposing groups as well as civilians. The terror group's fighters took over the Eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor in May of 2015 and have been in constant battle with Syrian forces.

ISIS confronted in Deir ez-Zor

Reports say that the prison was originally the house of a local civilian named Abdul Hamid Idriss Muzzil which Daesh, aka ISIS took over and turned into a prison. The air strikes were said to have killed more than 60 civilians.

Another and more recent report by the same service claims that Russian warplanes used cluster bombs on the nearby village of Dablan where 15-civilians were killed. There is a growing sense that the battle against ISIS will continue in Deir ez-Zor as it's been reported that the extremist fighters are on the back foot in Mosul and are being driven out of Raqqa.

Some reporting in the region says that Syrian troops are being assisted by Hezbollah and have hit ISIS targets around the city, resulting in their supply routes being blocked off. On Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Ryan Dillon said that they have seen ISIS leaders head towards the Euphrates River Valley in swaths. Despite the view that the Islamic State fighters have taken over other cities, Dillon said that a hub no longer exists for the ISIS group and that the U.S.-led coalition will not allow them to regroup after they're defeated in Mosul and Raqqa.

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U.S. prepares for extensive conflict

Syria's Assad Regime has been working in a coalition with Russian troops to free up Eastern Syria which has been handed off between rebels and ISIS fighters. Both have been fighting against the Assad regime but against each other as well. Various reports from the region say that Syrian troops are brushing up against the U.S. coalition, resulting in some tense moments with Russia now claiming that they will be targeting U.S. fighter planes.

One turning point in the relationship was when a U.S. fighter jet took down a Syrian fighter jet, who are considered Russia's allies. The coalition involves the Syrian Defense Forces which include Kurds from northern Syria who are seen as enemies by the Syrian government and have already been targeted in various battles. The U.S. is reportedly training two Syrian tribal groups, Maghawir al-Thawra (MaT) and Shohada al-Quartayn (ShQ) to engage ISIS near Deir ez-Zor.