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Blood of resistance fighters will wash away terrorism: Iran

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the blood of the resistance front’s fighters will certainly wash away terrorism in the Middle East.

In a Saturday message to Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement, Dehqan expressed his condolences over the assassination of Hezbollah’s military chief Mustafa Badreddine during his anti-terrorism mission in Syria.

“Undoubtedly, the blood of Mustafa Badreddine and other martyrs of the resistance front spilled in the battle against the Zionist regime [of Israel] and Daesh mercenaries will uproot terrorism in the region,” the Iranian defense minister said.

He added that unity, cohesion and sacrifices of the resistance front have sped up the collapse of the Daesh Takfiri group.

Dehqan said supporters of Daesh Takfiris, led by the US, Israel and certain regional regimes which are betraying Muslim nations, are witnessing the failure of their malicious plots and seek to prevent the defeat of terrorism.

On Friday, Hezbollah announced that Badreddine lost his life in a strike near the international airport in Damascus, Syria, and held a military funeral for the senior commander in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

Top military commander of the Lebanese Resistance Movement, Hezbollah, Mustafa Badreddine

Initial media reports blamed the Israeli regime for the death of Hezbollah’s military chief. However, the movement said in a statement on Saturday that investigations show that Badreddine was killed by Takfiri terrorist groups operating against the Syrian government.

Israel is widely known to have been supporting terrorists fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Badreddine was the commander of Hezbollah’s military wing which is helping the Syrian government drive out foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists from the country.

He also directed military operations against the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and was a frequent target of attempts by Israel, the US and its allies in the Middle East to assassinate or capture him.

Martyrs’ blood draws resistance closer to victory: Velayati

A senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that the blood of martyrs will draw anti-Israel resistance closer to victory.

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

“Undoubtedly, the blood of martyrs of resistance [front] against the Zionist regime [of Israel], the US as well as extremist, Takfiri and terrorist movements in the region will draw the resistance front closer to victory,” Ali Akbar Velayati said in a message of condolences to Nasrallah.

Velayati, who is the Leader’s adviser on international affairs, added that Badreddine’s death would boost determination of fighters in their campaign against ill-wishers and those who are hatching plots, particularly the Israeli regime.

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