In defense of the suspected Pro-American forces in the bridge collapse in Syria
MOSCOW, February 9 — RIA Novosti. Built by Russian military engineers the bridge across the Euphrates in Eastern Syria could intentionally destroy, writes the official organ of the Ministry of defense “Red star”.
According to the publication, in early January, the water level in the river suddenly rose several meters, and the flow velocity is increased two times. However, no significant precipitation in the region was observed. The next day the bridge collapsed.
“The investigation carried out by Syrian experts, showed that a sharp change in the water situation has occurred because of the deliberate opening of the locks on the hydroelectric dam at Tabqa, situated in the territory of opposition parties, controlled by the “international coalition” headed by the USA”, — the newspaper writes.
According to experts, the technical need in a sudden discharge of water at the dam was not. It is possible that this was an attempt by the us military to prevent the consolidation of the legitimate government of Damascus on the left Bank of the river, where the United States is going to increase its influence.
Russian military engineers have installed a small automotive collapsible bridge over the Euphrates in September. The length of the bridge is 212 metres, load capacity of 60 tons. The bridge can withstand the weight of heavy armored vehicles such as tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and rocket systems of volley fire.
In October he was transferred to the Syrian side to secure the crossing of people and transport of various cargoes. The construction of the bridge was necessary, as the region returned refugees, and other bridges were destroyed in the fighting.
This contributed to a significant improvement of the humanitarian situation in the districts on the left Bank of the Euphrates, where the refugees return, as other bridges were destroyed in the fighting.