Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 11
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari has said that Iraqi forces were backed through consultation by Iranian military commanders in retaking areas of Iraq.
Jafari noted that Iran continues to provide its help to Iraq and Syria in the form of military consultation.
"Today, not only Palestine and Lebanon, but the people of Iraq and Syria as well admit to the effective role of the Islamic Revolution and appreciate the Iranian nation for it," he asserted.
The military commander added that despite propaganda to set disagreement between the region's Arab and non-Arabs, what is happening is that the two are getting more intimate every day.
"The Lebanese Hezbollah and its resistance against one of the world's most pretentious armies, that is Israel's army, is one of the miracles of the Islamic Revolution and points to the powerful penetration of the Islamic system," he went on to say.
Iranian officials previously have repeatedly rejected reports about the presence of Iranian military forces in operations in Iraq.
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 al-Assad in the fight against the opposition.
Edited by CN