Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said that 100,000 popular forces have been prepared in Syria to fight terrorist groups, highlighting martyred IRGC Commander Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani’s role in mobilizing these troops.
“Brigadier General Hamedani played an important role in convincing the Syrian officials, including President Bashar al-Assad, of the importance of organizing people as the only way to save Syria,” Jafari said Saturday.
“Today, we see the organization of 100,000 Syrian people to take on insecurity, and Brigadier General Hamedani played an effective role in this regard,” he added.
Earlier, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan said that Iran’s military experts and advisors were taking preparatory action that would lead to the complete annihilation of Takfiri groups, including ISIL terrorists, in Syria.
Dehghan made the remarks at a ceremony in Tehran to commemorate the martyrdom of Brigadier General Hamedani who was killed in northern Syria on October 9.
He referred to the new joint operation plan of Iran, Syria, Iraq and Russia to destroy ISIL, and said, “At present, we see the beginning of new developments in Syria, thanks to efforts and measures by martyr Hamedani,” adding, “With God’s grace, these developments will pave the way for the full annihilation of Takfiri groups.”
General Hamedani was killed in northern Syria while providing military counseling services to the Syrian forces in their fight against Takfiri terrorists.