Sept 26 () – The Russian military has built a bridge
across the Euphrates river near Deir al-Zor to move troops and
vehicles to the other side to support a Syrian army offensive,
Russian TV reported on Tuesday, showing footage of trucks moving
across the bridge.
Russian TV channels reported that the military had erected
the bridge under fire from Islamist militants in less than 48
hours and that it could also be used to deliver humanitarian aid
and to evacuate the sick and wounded.
Up to 8,000 vehicles weighing up to 50 tonnes would be able
to cross the bridge in any 24 hour period, including tanks, TV
channels reported, saying the bridge was located east of Deir
al-Zor. – Reuters