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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

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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.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Paul Tait)

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