Syrian government forces will advance on Raqqa soon, Iranian official says

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Posted: Nov 03, 2017 2:16 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A top aide to Iran's Supreme Leader said on Friday that Syrian government forces would advance soon to liberate Raqqa city, which U.S.-backed fighters captured from Islamic State last month.

Ali Akbar Velayati accused the United States of seeking to divide Syria in two by stationing its forces east of the Euphrates river.

(Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Alison Williams)