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.
He praised the steadfastness of the Iraqi and Syrian nations, governments, armies and popular forces throughout the counter-terrorism battles, expressing gratitude for the contribution made by Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, to the country’s offensives against 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 Daesh’s crimes 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 and unleash a “dangerous crisis” there by radicalizing and recruiting thousands of youths.
Daesh onslaught, he said, displaced millions and destroyed thousands of mosques and religious centers.
Soleimani further highlighted the destructive US role amid the regional fight against terror, saying Washington has been behind all the crimes committed by the Takfiri terrorists.
“All these crimes,” Soleimani wrote, “according to the confession of the highest-ranking American official, who is now in charge of the country’s presidency, have been planned and carried out by figures and organizations tied to the United States.
“The same method is being devised and implemented by the US current rulers, too,” he added.
[This item is being updated.]