US-led coalition airstrikes destroy new strategic bridge in Raqqa

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RAQQA, Feb. 19 (MNA) –The US-led coalition that claims to be fighting ISIL terrorist organization once again hit Syrian strategic infrastructure, destroying a bridge in the eastern countryside of the northern Raqqa province.

Identical local and media sources reported Saturday that aircrafts of the coalition targeted again during the past 24 hours al-Meghle Bridge west of Maadan village, located 60 km east of Raqqa city.

The strikes caused the bridge to go out of service, the sources confirmed.

The destruction of al-Meghle Bridge, which links the two banks of the Euphrates River, has thus caused al-Jazira area completely disconnected.

This is not the only bridge that has been destroyed in airstrikes by the US-led coalition, which started in 2014 an operation to allegedly fight ISIL in Syria and Iraq.

On February 3rd, the new Raqqa Bridge and the old Raqqa Bridge in Raqqa city and the two bridges of al-kalta and al-Abbara villages were fully destroyed by coalition warplanes.

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

In last September and October, the coalition warplanes hit and destroyed a number of bridges on the Euphrates River and al-Khabour River.

The coalition airstrikes, which have been taking place illegally without a Security Council mandate, have claimed many civilian lives. The latest massacre committed in the course of the coalition operation took place almost two days ago in which 11 people, including two children and a woman in al-Tabqa city and Tishreen Farm in the countryside of Raqqa.

SANA/MNA

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