Daesh Self-Proclaimed Caliphate Ends in Syria, Iraq against US Will
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The self-proclaimed caliphate of Daesh (ISIL) collapsed in Syria and Iraq after the Arab countries’ forces and their allies managed to recapture Al-Bukamal, the terror group’s last stronghold in Syria, for all US attempts to prevent it from happening.
In a message to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday morning, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Quds Force Major General Soleimani declared that the notorious group’s rule has come to an end with the accomplishment of a mission to liberate Syria’s eastern city of Al-Bukamal, near the Iraqi border.
Speaking on behalf of all commanders and forces fighting against terrorism, thousands of Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian, Lebanese, Afghan, and Pakistani martyrs and those handicapped in defending the life and dignity of Muslims and their sanctities, the top general congratulated Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian nation, the people of Iraq and Syria, and all Muslims on the fall of Daesh.
A day earlier, the secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement said despite the US claims about fighting terrorism, it spared no effort to help Daesh (ISIL) forces in the Syrian town.
Seyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks in a televised address to the Lebanese nation in capital city of Beirut.
Nasrallah said that recapturing Al-Bukamal was a major victory over Daesh, because it was the last Syrian city occupied by Daesh.
“The US helped Daesh as much as it could in Al-Bukamal short of directly engaging forces that fought to liberate the town from Daesh,” the Hezbollah leader said.
In a speech on October 18, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "The US – the US government, the political regime of the US – is obviously a devious and malicious phenomenon. As Imam [Khomeini] pointed out, it is the Great Satan. It is really the Great Satan. The region's insecurity is rooted in the US. The insecurities that you witness are rooted in the US. There is a malicious and dangerous network in the world which is called 'Global Zionism,' and the US is its agent. The US is an enemy of independent nations. It is behind much of the viciousness, warmongering, and massacres that exists in our region and in many other regions throughout the world. Like a leech, the US is after sucking nations' assets and resources. This is the political system of the US today!"
The Leader added that whether or not those who established this political system knew that it would end up here is another issue, today this describes the US.
In recent years, the US government and system has been entangled in such a situation. Zionists' main accomplice in crimes that they've committed – in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and other parts of the world — is the US, Ayatollah Khamenei added.
“The creator of Daesh is the US. This has been openly acknowledged by the same person in his presidential campaign. One of the criticisms that he made against the Democrats was that they had created Daesh. He himself has acknowledged this! Well, now do you expect them not to be furious at the force which has prevented Daesh? They created Daesh for a specific goal. Now, you see that he delivers speeches, yelling at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps because of its achievements in defeating Daesh. Well, this is completely natural. When you gain an understanding about the other side, this will sound quite natural to you,” the Leader said.