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US-led Coalition Strikes Destroy Strategic Bridge in Raqqa

State news agency SANA reports US-led air strikes destroy al-Meghle Bridge north of Raqqa, leaving the al-Jazira region completely isolated
US-led Coalition Strikes Destroy Strategic Bridge in Raqqa

The US-led coalition, which claims to be fighting the Islamic State group, has once again hit strategic Syrian infrastructure, destroying a bridge in the eastern parts of the countryside north of Raqqa province.

Local and media sources reported Saturday that coalition warplanes, during the past 24 hours, targeted al-Meghle Bridge west of Maadan village, which is located 60 km east of Raqqa.

The strikes put the bridge out of service, reports confirmed.

The destruction of al-Meghle Bridge over the Euphrates River has left the al-Jazira region completely isolated.

This is not the only bridge that has been destroyed in air strikes by the coalition, an operation that started in 2014, allegedly to fight ISIS.

On February 3, the new Raqqa Bridge and the old Raqqa Bridge in Raqqa city and the two bridges of al-Kalta and al-Abbara villages were completely destroyed by coalition jets.

Coalition strikes also demolished a bridge in the surroundings of al-Yamama village in the western countryside of Raqqa on January 18, two weeks after other attacks destroyed a bridge on Aleppo-Raqqa highway in the surroundings of al-Msheirfeh village in the same part of the province.

Last September and October, coalition jets hit and destroyed a number of bridges on the Euphrates and al-Khabour rivers.

The coalition’s air strikes, which have been carried out illegally without a Security Council mandate, have claimed numerous civilian lives. The latest massacre, committed in the course of the last operation, occurred almost two days ago. It resulted in the death of 11 people, including two children and a woman in al-Tabqa city and Tishreen Farm in the countryside of Raqqa.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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