‘Undeniable role in defeating ISIS: Russian MOD says Soleimani organized terror fight ‘long before US was there’

ISIS firing an Ameircan/Raytheon TOW missile at Russian troops
Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a US airstrike, played a vital role in fighting terrorists in Syria and Iraq, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that his death would harm international security.

The ministry slammed the assassination of the Iranian general, carried out on orders from Washington, calling it a “short-sighted” move that would lead to a “rapid escalation” of tensions in the Middle East. It also described Soleimani as a talented and experienced commander, who enjoyed “well-earned authority” throughout the Middle East.

It was under Soleimani’s direct command that military resistance to the international terrorist groups Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS] and Al-Qaeda was organized in Syria and Iraq, long before the so-called US-led ‘international coalition’ was formed.

In its statement, the ministry called the Iranian general’s achievements in fighting international terrorism “undeniable” and warned that his death would be detrimental to the whole system of global security.

ALSO ON RT.COMAll bets are off: Trump brings conflict with Iran to unprecedented level, just a step short of all-out warSoleimani was seen as a key strategist, coordinating the efforts of the Iranian advisers assisting both Syrian and Iraqi forces in their fight against terrorists. Iranian media reported that he’d personally assisted Baghdad in several counter-terrorism operations, including the liberation of the strategic city of Tikrit from IS jihadists in 2015.

The general was killed in a US drone strike at Baghdad’s airport, along with Abud Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Tehran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) militia and eight other officials. The Pentagon argued its strike was necessary to protect Americans and prevent “future Iranian attack plans.” Iran denounced it as an “act of international terrorism.”


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  1. Russians killed thousands of CIA proxy ISIS terrorists (Operation Timber Sycamore) in Syria.
    “We killed hundreds of Russians in Syria” ~ madman Pompeo

  2. Good read & accurate information. Soleimani was instrumental in developing EFP (Electronically Formed Projectiles) IED’s. They were highly effective at defeating armor & caused a lot of injury/deaths. Since ISIS was funded by multiple bad actors & QUDS was founded on a deep knowledge of the actual sources of the Terrorist funding he was essentially trying to preserve ancient rich Iran culture & history of it’s oldest sacred religion Zoroastrianism Fire Temples etc. rather than have them pillaged & plundered. Essentially Martyring him which shows the conflagration intent.

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