“General Ghasem Soleimani, commander of the Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force himself with only 70 people prevented the ISIL from occupying the city of Erbil,” Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported Sept. 24.
Iran supplied the Iraqi administration with military advice and organized the volunteer Iraqi fighters against the ISIL, Hajizadeh stressed.
The Iranian commander also criticized the U.S. air strikes against the ISIL, calling it “a game.”
“They bombard civilian people, rather than striking the ISIL,” he claimed.
Iranian officials have repeatedly rejected reports about the presence of Iranian military forces in Iraq.
Some Iraqi Kurdish media have underscored the significant role of Iranian forces in fighting against the ISIL. The media reports say Iranian forces have a decisive presence on the battlefield of the fight.
The Quds Force, the external-operations arm of the IRGC, has been involved for years in training Iraqi Shiite militias. It has also long worked with Hezbollah in Lebanon and has been reportedly helping Syrian President Bashar Assad in the fight against the opposition in that country’s civil war.
Mar 25, 2019 Comments Off on Israel Candidate Gantz Says Willing to Use Force on Iran
Mar 25, 2019 Comments Off on Iran expanding its regional influence in a big way
Mar 25, 2019 Comments Off on Iran Hints at Using Foreign Militias in Domestic Crackdown
Mar 25, 2019 Comments Off on Sanctions Curbed Iran’s Ability to Finance Terrorism
Mar 22, 2019 Comments Off on U.S. warns it can act against people helping Iran evade energy sanctions
Mar 20, 2019 Comments Off on Iran nuclear chief: Construction of nuclear plants going well
Mar 19, 2019 Comments Off on Mike Pompeo returns to Middle East to urge action against Iran with 3 different partners
Mar 15, 2019 Comments Off on Iran Hacked Mobile Phone of Netanyahu’s Chief Election Rival
Mar 25, 2019 Comments Off on Israel Candidate Gantz Says Willing to Use Force on IranIsrael Candidate Gantz Says Willing to Use Force on Iran Israel Candidate Gantz Says Willing to Use Force on Iran Benny Gantz, who is posing a stiff challenge to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in upcoming...
Mar 25, 2019 Comments Off on Iran expanding its regional influence in a big wayIran expanding its regional influence in a big way Iran expanding its regional influence in a big way LAST few weeks have seen the Iranian diplomats and top officials engaging in a lot of diplomatic activity in the...
Jul 14, 2016 Comments Off on Corps’ one hundred thousand of triggered missiles in Lebanon:An official Israel-threatening by CorpsIran Briefing: Since August 7, 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadhan as “Quds Day”, the Islamic Republic has always tried to hold an imposing ceremony by using state resources as well as requiring people’s involvement. This year’s Quds march had fundamental...