Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) fighters blew up a key bridge on Oct. 3 in Iraq’s Salaheddin province as they retreated in the face of an offensive by pro-government forces, officials said.

Iraqi troops, Kurdish peshmerga forces and Shiite militias have been pushing west from the city of Tuz Khurmatu since Thursday.

“At 5:00 am (0200 GMT), peshmerga and Iraqi forces attacked several areas, going from Tuz Khurmatu towards Tikrit, to reach Zerga bridge, a strategic link between the two,” Mullah Karim Shukur, a senior official in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Party, said. […]