The Iranian terrorist designated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its affiliated militias are building a new bridge over the Euphrates River in eastern Syria to facilitate the movement of fighters and weapons.
The new bridge, which will connect villages to the east of the Euphrates with the river’s western bank near the Deir Ezzor village of al-Hawiqa, would be a strategic gain for the IRGC and its militias.
The possibility that Iran would partially open the bridge to civilians to camouflage its activities and project the impression that it is a civilian bridge to prevent it from being targeted with military strikes is not ruled out.
Due to the area’s proximity to the border, he cautioned, the IRGC’s Iraqi militias will benefit from the bridge — not just its militias in Syria.
For almost a decade, the Iranian terrorist designated IRGC has been responsible for the killing of thousands of Syrians and the displacement of millions, aiding Assad in conducting bombing operations, destroying dozens of cities and towns, and carrying out chemical weapons attacks, starvation sieges, and mass murder of Syrian civilians. Such acts amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Syrian people, for which the IRGC should face the gavel of justice.
The construction of this bridge is a clear indication of Iran’s determination to keep this area under its full control he said, and even reinforce it with additional capabilities.
The construction of the bridge is almost complete, and IRGC elements were observed crossing it on foot and in light-weight civilian vehicles between the two banks.
The bridge consists of three sections, two of which are embankments made of compacted soil and stones and reinforced with concrete, each 50 meters long. The bridge will be 220 meters long.
Without any doubt, after coming under numerous airstrikes over the past period, the IRGC now heavily relies on camouflage and the constant repositioning of its posts to reduce its losses.