“Were it not because of Iran’s wisdom, Syria would be in the hands of the Americans and Israelis.”
“Today by looking at this issue (of terrorism) from every angle, we see the Americans standing behind the scene of ISIL terrorism in the region; they do this to sway away threats from Israel,” General Jazzayeri said on Friday, addressing the funeral procession ceremony held for two Iranian military commanders killed in Syria.
He pointed to Iran’s military counseling services for Syria and the martyrdom of Iranian military commanders in the Arab country, and said, “Were it not because of Iran’s wisdom, Syria would be in the hands of the Americans and Israelis… .”
On Tuesday, two other IRGC commanders, providing military counseling services to the Syrian forces in their fight against the Takfiri terrorists, were killed in Syria.
Colonel Farshad Hasounizadeh, the former commander of IRGC’s Saberin Special Brigade, was martyred while fulfilling his duty as military adviser in Syria and fighting the Takfiri terrorists in the Muslim country.
Also, the former commander of IRGC Hazrat Hojjat 1 Brigade Hajj Hamid Mokhtar-band, nicknamed Abu Zahra, was killed in Syria.
Both Hasounizadeh and Mokhtar-band were IRGC war veterans and were martyred in Southern Syria.
Their martyrdom comes just days after another IRGC war veteran Brigadier General Hossein Hamadani was martyred during an attack by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the outskirts of the city of Aleppo while fulfilling his duty as military advisor and defending the holy Shiite shrines in the country, an IRGC statement said on Friday.
General Hamadani was in Syria to render military advice to the Syrian army and popular forces in their fight against the ISIL terrorists in the Arab country.
According to Iran’s military rules, those missed or killed in operation are promoted to a higher rank and that’s why in a few Persian-language sources, Colonel Hasounizadeh has been referred to as a General.
In September 2014, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Gholam Ali Rashid announced that Iran’s military advisors are present in the friendly regional states to provide those nations with necessary military recommendations.
“Some of our commanders are in the field to give military advice to the Iraqi army, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Palestinian resistance movement,” Major General Rashid said, addressing a conference attended by a group of senior military commanders in Tehran.