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Okaz (Istanbul)

A Saudi official has visited northern sides of Raqqa with a U.S. envoy to discuss reconstruction of Raqqa, which Kurdish and Arab militias backed by a U.S.-led coalition, captured from DAESH on Tuesday.

Saudi Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer al-Sabhan visited the area with Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy to the coalition against DAESH, and met the Raqqa Civil Council.

Also Riyadh and Washington had discussed the reconstruction of Raqqa.

Saudi Arabia is a member of the U.S.-led international coalition against DAESH, set up in 2014, but no senior officials from Riyadh are known to have visited areas held by coalition allies in Syria.