Ironically, ISIS showed off the bridge in a propaganda video this month. Maybe they ought to show off Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and we can airstrike his butt too.
ISIS posted a video Wednesday showing that part of the bridge, known as the Old Bridge, fell into the Tigris River and cutting off a supply route for the terror group. Civilians trapped in the kahboom town of Mosul said the strike that took out Old Bridge began at dawn on Monday.
In the ISIS video, the bridge crossing was featured and an ISIS narrator claimed the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes were responsible for the trapped residents' suffering, not the Islamic State terrorists who make them suffer before they kill them.
It's like the abusive husband syndrome where he tells his battered wife, "Don't make me come over there and hit you." It's also like Obama and Clinton who never accept blame but always point to others.
USAF Col. John Dorrian, a coalition spokesman, said the Iraqi government would repair the damaged bridge, but only after ISIS was defeated.
Mosul once had five bridges spanning the Tigris, now they have none that can be used.
ISIS plans to create a new propaganda video outlining how irresponsible the U.S.-led coalition forces are regarding water pollution and the wholesale killing of innocent fish, as well as their making the mujaheddin fulfill their religious obligation of killing civilians who refuse to take up the sword on their behalf.
Fighting has slowed down recently as suicide car bombings, snipers and concerns over safety of civilians hampered the advance of Iraqi troops toward the city center and cultural camel and livestock museum.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said ISIS has launched over 900 car bomb attacks but didn't say how many were driven by suicide bombers or were blown up before reaching their targets.