0621 GMT September 26, 2022
Iran’s military commanders managed to defeat Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria with minimum resources and forces, said a top general.
Making the remark in an address to a ceremony on Saturday, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri added, “We had few forces in Syria and Iraq and [the country’s late commanders] Martyr Hossein Hamedani and Martyr Qassem Soleimani, using the two Arab states’ assets, managed to destroy the organizational structure of Daesh and ensure security,” Fars News Agency reported.
Lieutenant General Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were assassinated along with their companions in a U.S. terrorist drone strike authorized by former president Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.
Brigadier General Hamedani, a senior IRGC commander, was killed by terrorist groups in Syria in 2015.
Major General Baqeri said the global arrogance officially acknowledged in its media that it had created Daesh terrorist group to occupy Syria.
He stressed that despite the hostile bids constantly made by some countries and regimes, the Iranian Armed Forces have managed to ensure security in the country and along the borders, which is a great achievement.
The top general described as a unique achievement the Armed Forces’ considerable progress in the fields of missile and drone production, aerospace sector and the area of the ground battle despite the cruel sanctions on the country.
Iran is among few countries in the world to have developed the technology of producing missiles with pinpoint accuracy, he said.
Stressing the need for Muslim states’ media to have a greater presence in the international arena, Major General Baqeri noted that the Zionists are the owners of the world’s five major media outlets.