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Syria Troops destroy Islamic State-controlled bridge

Sep 15, 2014    

Beirut Syrian special forces on Monday destroyed a bridge over the Euphrates River used by Islamic State to move supplies in eastern Syria, media run by Hezbollah said, a blow to the group in the swathe of Syrian territory it controls near Iraq.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the war, said an explosion had destroyed the bridge in Deir al-Zor city that is of vital importance to Islamic State as the only way for it to move into parts of the city it controls.Islamic State seized control of most of Deir al-Zor province in July as its fighters took territory from rival insurge...

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