Syria and Russia are constructing a permanent bridge linking the western and eastern banks of the Euphrates in the western part of Deir Ezzor province. Syrian personnel are working under the supervision of Russian engineers. Russian Special Forces troops are also deployed there in order to secure the construction works.
The bridge is set to be completed by the end of October.
The report released by NTV TV channel says that the bridge is important to improve the humanitarian security in the area and provide aid to people remaining on the eastern bank of the Euphrates (most of which is under the control of US-backed forces).
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