Iranian President Hassan Rouhani claims end to Islamic State
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 21-Nov-2017
Tehran, 21 November: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV. The report on iribnews.ir states: "The president called the end of ISIL a good news for the region and Iran, saying tomorrow the presidents of the three countries of Iran, Russia and Turkey in Russia will gather together for the future and security of Syria and the region".
A senior commander of Iran Revolutionary Guards, Major General Qassem Soleimani, also declared the end of Islamic State in a message sent to the country’s Supreme Leader which was published on Sepah News, the news site of the Guards.
In a congratulatory message to the Leader on Tuesday, General Soleimani hailed the “great victory” over Daesh which was materialized thanks to the prudent leadership of Ayatollah Khamenei and the sacrifices of all resistance fighters in Iraq and Syria, reports Press TV.
Backed by popular groups and Iranian military advisors, armed forces in Iraq and Syria have managed to flush Daesh militants out of their last strongholds in both countries, declaring full victory over the notorious terror group, claims Soleimani.
Soleimani also praised the steadfastness of the Iraqi and Syrian nations, governments, armies and popular forces throughout the counter-terrorism battles. He paid special homage to the endeavors and struggles of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, better known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, in the offensive to annihilate Daesh.
The general also thanked Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement for its “powerful presence” and the pivotal role it played on the battlefield against terrorists in Syria.