Iran Helped Syria Hold IS Back

Iran Helped Syria Hold IS BackIran Helped Syria Hold IS Back

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Qods Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani said Islamic State terrorists would have overrun Syria if it had not been for Iran’s assistance.

“If the Islamic Republic had not helped the Syrian government’s resistance, today Daesh [an Arabic acronym for IS] would be ruling all over the country,” IRNA quoted Soleimani as saying during a speech in the holy city of Qom on Monday.

Soleimani hailed the Iranian military advisers who had given their lives in the battle against terrorism in Syria.

Earlier in the month, the IRGC announced that 13 of its advisers had been killed and 21 others wounded in the town of Khan Tuman, located in the southwest of the Syrian province of Aleppo.

He stressed that by utilizing the enemy’s “errors”, Iran has emerged victorious from the battle with all its enemies.

“Today the victor in the battle against the takfiris is the Islamic Republic,” he said.

A takfiri is an extremist that accuses followers of some Islamic sects of being apostates.

Soleimani noted that the US has been forced to abandon all its objectives in the region, and despite its endeavors, it has not been able to undermine Iran’s influence in the Middle East.