Yes, that is the CNN headline. Except it's not correct.
Unless CNN is telling us that ISIS is the US? Which is the truth.
But, is that really what CNN is going for? Doubtful.
First paragraph of this fake news from CNN..
"ISIS has destroyed all five bridges crossing the Tigris River in Mosul, an attempt to slow the advance of Iraqi troops toward the western side of the city, according to Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Rasheed Yarallah, the commander of Iraqi Forces in Nineveh province"ISIS didn't destroy all five bridges crossing the Tigris. In fact they didn't destroy even one bridge in Mosul! The US did that! Yup they destroyed all five bridges across the Tigris..
All five of them. With airstrikes! As was reported in 2016. Here at the blog.
If the bridge is "disabled" to the point that it cannot be used to cross the river, it is destroyed!
Mosul residents said on Wednesday that an airstrike had disabled the city’s last functioning bridge across the Tigris River, forcing residents to cross the waterway in boats.
Residents were crossing the waterway with boats because the bridge, the last bridge, was destroyed by US airstrikes, last year! Not by ISIS.
So CNN's headline is a lie as is their first paragraph..
The residents said the airstrike happened at dawn on Monday. Iraqi and officials from the US-led coalition battling ISIL were not available to comment.
Activists from inside Mosul published pictures on Tuesday night of the metal bridge, known as the Old Bridge, showing its twisted girders sinking into the water as boats ferried residents from both banks. The bridge, which was built during the reign of King Ghazi in the 1930s, is considered one of the city’s iconic landmarks.
Until recently, Mosul had five bridges spanning the Tigris River, which runs through the centre of the northern city. One was disabled in the weeks before the offensive to retake the city began on October 17, while the other four have since been bombed in airstrikes.
Furthermore.. It was reported in Iraqi media that the US bombed the last bridge crossing the Tigris River in late November- November 24/2016
US-led fighter jets destroyed on Thursday the last of five bridges linking the western bank of Tigris River with the eastern bank, practically isolating the east and west of Mosul.
The Nineveh province council said airstrikes destroyed the so-called, iron “Old Bridge”, the last after four others were demolished in military airstrikes over the past few days.ISIS doesn't fly coalition planes. Or do they?
Readers here know the answer to that!
CNN has used an intentionally misleading headline and their entire first paragraph is false.
What CNN counts on to catapult their fake news aka perception management is that the vast majority of people skim headline or just read the first paragraph.
Here's the truth nugget "The bridges had already been damaged in airstrikes by the US-led coalition in recent weeks"
That's right! The bridges had already been "damaged"- Made unusable. Unpassable. Uncrossable. The bridges were destroyed by US led airstrikes- Not ISIS