Air strike disables Mosul's last bridge: residents

Iraqi forces have advanced into eastern Mosul -- which is divided by the Tigris River -- and have retaken some neighbourhoods on that side of the city, which has been held by the IS group for more than two and a half yearsAn air strike has disabled the last bridge linking eastern and western Mosul, a city Iraqi forces are fighting to retake from jihadists, residents and a provincial official said. Iraqi forces have advanced into eastern Mosul — which is divided by the Tigris River — and have retaken some neighbourhoods on that side of the city, which has been held by the Islamic State group for more than two and a half years. “Aerial bombing… cut the bridge, and it is not possible to cross it,” Mosul resident Abu Ali told AFP.

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