Russian Defense Ministry: Bridge built on Euphrates to deliver humanitarian aid and transfer military equipment and soldiers for fighting ISIS

Moscow, SANA – Russian Defense Ministry said that it has built a bridge on Euphrates River in the countryside of Deir Ezzor to transfer the military equipment and soldiers to the eastern bank of the river in order to participate in the ground military operations of the Syrian Arab Army against ISIS terrorists.

Head of Road Services at the Ministry said in a statement quoted by Russian RT Channel that the Russian Military experts built in less than two days a bridge located several kilo meters away from Deir Ezzor city to transfer the military equipment and soldiers to the eastern bank of Euphrates River.

“Unmanned planes were used” he said, adding “while constructing the bridge bombs and explosives fell down, but the task was accomplished on time without any casualties.”

Eight thousand vehicles including heavy tanks and rocket systems tankers is the daily capacity of the 210-meter bridge, which is also to be used to evacuate the injured and deliver humanitarian aid to villages restored by the Syrian Army, according to the Russian official.

On 18th of the current month, units of the Syrian Army crossed the eastern bank of the Euphrates River on floating bridges, carrying out large scale operations where they established control over wide areas and inflicted heavy losses upon ISIS terrorists in personnel and weaponry.



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