(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani in a message to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday declared the end of ISIS control over Syria and Iraq.
General Soleimani in his message blamed the US for all crimes committed by the ISIS terrorist group in the regional states, and said the Iraqi and Syrian governments and armies as well as the Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces) and the Lebanese resistance group led by Seyed Hassan Nasrallah certainly played a decisive role in defeating the ISIS.
"Definitely, the valuable role of the nation and servant government of the Islamic Republic, specially the honorable president, parliament, the defense ministry and the military, law enforcement police and security organizations of our country in supporting the aforementioned governments and nations is appreciable," he added, stressing the important role of the wise leadership of Ayatollah Khamenei and senior Iraqi Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali Sistani in the victory over the ISIS terrorist group.
"...Having accomplished the Albu Kamal liberation operation, the ISIS's last stronghold (in Syria), pulling down the US-Zionist (ISIS) group's flag and hoisting the Syrian flag, I declare the end of" ISIS control, General Soleimani concluded.
General Qassem Soleimani had in September underlined that the ISIS terrorist group is taking its last breaths and would vanish in less than 3 months.
“In less than three months, we will declare the end of ISIS and its ruling on this planet and we will celebrate this victory in Iran and the entire region,” General Soleimani said, addressing a ceremony in the Northern province of Gilan.
“We will deal our blows decisively and incessantly to the body of the cancerous tumor created by the US and Israel,” he added.
One of the reasons why Iran has embarked on helping the Syrian and Iraqi nations is that the problem of ISIS cannot be solved through diplomacy in the two countries, he said.
“While ISIS claims that killing Shiites is imperative, there is no option but Jihad (holy war),” General Soleimani stressed, adding, “The enemy is out to dry up Islam and destroy Muslims’ independence and occupy Islamic states.”
“Today, confidence in Iran and its strength is unprecedented and other nations and governments highly trust in Iran because it has succeeded in saving various nations and no other country can compete with Iran to this end.”
The commander added many believed that the war against ISIS would change into a war between Shiite and Sunni Muslims while today we are witnessing that the bloods of Shiite young men are being shed to defend the honor of Sunni people.
This is an undeniable truth that if the young Shiites from Iran and Afghanistan had not rushed to defend defenseless people in Aleppo in Syria, they could have been slaughtered by ISIS, he said.
“Today the existing unity, solidarity and friendship between Shiite and Sunni Muslims are more than ever,” General Soleimani stressed.