April 29, 2016 / 5:46 AM / in 2 years

Russia says Syrian army planning offensives on Deir al-Zor, Raqqa: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Syrian Army is planning offensives against the cities of Deir al-Zor and Raqqa with the support of the Russian Air Force, RIA news agency quoted Alexei Borodavkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, as saying on Friday.

Islamic State billboards are seen along a street in Raqqa, eastern Syria, which is controlled by the Islamic State, October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Nour Fourat

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Paul Tait

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