Iranian government declares ‘the end of ISIS’ in live state TV broadcast
– Iranian government has declared an end to ISIS
– It also vow to end the jihadist group operating in Syria and Iraq
– Iranian militias have helped shore up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s rule since 2014 against both moderate opposition and extremists in the civil war
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has declared the end of Isis in an address broadcast live on state TV.
Independent reports that a senior commander of Iran’s revolutionary guards, Major General Qassem Soleimani, also declared the end of the jihadist group operating in Syria and Iraq in a message published on Tuesday, November 21, on Sepah news, the guards’ news site.
NAIJ.com gathered that the revolutionary guards’ statement also thanked its ally, Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, for its “decisive” role in the fight.
Iranian militias have helped shore up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s rule since 2014 against both moderate opposition and extremists in the civil war. At least 1,000 Iranian fighters, some of them Afghan refugee recruits, are thought to have died in the fighting.
Across the border in Iraq, Iranian-funded Shia militias form part of the US-backed Iraqi coalition which drove ISIS out of its de facto Iraqi capital of Mosul in June and has almost succeeded in eliminating Isis as a land-holding force in the country.
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In a televised speech from Beirut on Monday, November 20, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that the group was ready to withdraw its troops from Iraq once the central government declares a decisive victory.