Residents: Mosul’s last bridge disabled by airstrike

Baghdad: Residents of Iraq’s IS-held city of Mosul say an airstrike has disabled the city’s last functioning bridge.

The residents, who spoke yesterday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity fearing for their safety, say the airstrike happened at dawn on Monday.

Iraqi and US-led international coalition officials were not available to comment.

Activists from inside Mosul published pictures last night of the metal bridge, known as the Old Bridge, showing its twisted girders sinking into the water as boats were seen ferrying the residents from both banks.

The northern city of Mosul had five bridges spanning the Tigris River, which runs through the center of the city.