US-led Coalition Strikes Destroy 2 Bridges in Deir-ez-Zor

Air strikes destroy Asharah Bridge hours after the Mayadin Bridge was hit in a similar attack

US-led coalition warplanes launched strikes on two main bridges on the Euphrates River in the countryside of the eastern Deir-ez-Zor province.

SANA’s reporter in Deir-ez-Zor said Wednesday that the strikes resulted in the destruction of the Asharah Bridge, linking the river’s two banks in the eastern countryside of the province, only a few hours after destroying the Mayadin Bridge.

The destruction of the two bridges aims at disconnecting the areas located on both banks of the river, the reporter noted.

The coalition, which claims to be fighting the Islamic State group in the area, has repeatedly targeted the Syrian infrastructure with the aim to deliberately inflict damage on sites and facilities in the country.

Late last year, the coalition’s aircrafts destroyed two electricity plants in Radwaniyeh and water pumping stations in Khafseh, east of Aleppo, in addition to claiming hundreds of civilian lives.

In a latest targeting that took place on September 17, the coalition hit a position for the Syrian army in the Thardah Mountain, Deir-ez-Zor, paving the way for ISIS terrorists to seize the area.

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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