Major #General Qassem Soleimani, who commands the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic #Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), has congratulated Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the collapse of the Takfiri #terror group #Daesh in #Iraq and Syria.
In a congratulatory message to the #Leader on Tuesday, General Soleimani hailed the “great victory” over Daesh which was materialized thanks to the prudent leadership of Ayatollah Khamenei and the sacrifices of all #resistance fighters in Iraq and Syria.
Backed by popular groups and Iranian military advisors, armed forces in Iraq and Syria have managed to flush Daesh militants out of their last strongholds in both countries, declaring full victory over the notorious terror group.
#Soleimani praised the #steadfastness of the Iraqi and #Syrian nations, #governments, #armies and popular forces throughout the counter-#terrorism battles, paying special homage to the endeavors and struggles of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, better known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, in the #offensive to annihilate Daesh.
The general also thanked Lebanon’s #Hezbollah #resistance movement for its “powerful presence” and the pivotal role it played on the battlefield against #terrorists in Syria.
Soleimani made reference to a long list of #hideous crimes committed by Daesh during its “sinister” terror campaign, including mass #beheadings, #enslavements, and #immolation of innocent people.
The Takfiri outfit, he added, managed to seize swathes of #land in the two #Arab states where it unleashed a #crisis by radicalizing and recruiting thousands of #youths.
The #onslaught, he said, displaced millions of #people and destroyed thousands of #mosques and #religious centers.
Soleimani further highlighted #Washington's #destructive role amid the regional fight against terror.
He said even the highest-ranking American official, the president of the United States, has acknowledged that all these crimes have been orchestrated and perpetrated by individuals and organizations with links to the United States, adding that US leaders are treading on the same path even now.