Media officials with the Ministry of Defense (War Media Cell) announced on Tuesday, that ISIS detonated two bridges in the city of Mosul, in order to hinder the advance of security of security forces to the western side of the city, IraqiNews reported.

The officials said in a press statement, “Today, ISIS detonated the 5th bridge and the iron bridge in the western side of Mosul.”

“ISIS detonated the bridges in order to hinder the advance of security forces to the western side of Mousl,” the statement added.

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Iraqi forces have reached a portion of the east side of the Tigris river which divides Mosul in two halves. Iraqi forces continue their operation to liberate the entirety of East Mosul before crossing the Tigris.

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Раньше коалиция США заявляла, что уже все мосты разрушены.
Видео обзор карты боевых действий в Сирии и Ираке от 10.01.2017г. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df6CvrM2VV8

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Wait i thought the coalition already destroyed these bridges ?

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Daeshbags Sux

Not enough destroyed. Ways to partly rebuild in such case : remember how SDF rebuilt the bridges on Euphrates to take Manbij.

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They do a strategic error in Mossul! They should have finished the encirclement of the town before trying to invade the city (and also cleansed the back-country) and themselves having stroke the bridges to disrupt IS operation inside of Mosul.
I really don’t like the Mosul strategy.

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