Iran emphasizes ability to defeat radical groups in Syria and Iraq


Qassem Soleimani. File photo

ARA News

Istanbul, Turkey – Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Commander of the al-Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, said that the principles of the “Islamic revolution of Iran” are spreading across Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Yemen.

“The unique achievements for the Islamic Revolution have formed the basis for resistance against the enemies in the region,” Soleimani said during celebrations of the 36th anniversary of the Iranian revolution in the city of Kerman. 

“This showed the growth of capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the face of its enemies,” Soleimani added.

Soleimani praised the recent “victories” of the Lebanese militia of Hezbollah against what he described “the Zionist occupation forces”, in reference to the escalations that took place a few weeks before between Israel and Hezbollah in the Shebaa Farms.

This followed Israel’s assassination of a number of senior leaders of Hezbollah and one of the commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards at the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

The Commander of the al-Quds Force pointed out that Hezbollah is “one of the main pillars of resistance in the region” and is able to direct heavy blows to Israel despite the capacities the Israeli army enjoys.

Soleimani said that the successive defeats suffered by the Islamic State hardline group (IS/ISIS) and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, give Iran certainty that an inevitable end of these groups is imminent. “It’s just a matter of time,” he added. 

Several factions of the Syrian armed opposition and the Syrian political figures accuse Iran of leading the military operations inside Syria.

Iranian media published in last September pictures of Soleimani in northern Iraq, where he was seen leading military operations against IS group. 


Reporting by: Mohammed Nasser

Source: ARA News

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