A senior Hezbollah official hailed Iran for its role in the defeat of Deash (ISIL or ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, saying without Iran’s help, the entire region could have fallen to the Takfiri terrorist group.
“Had it not been for the self-sacrifices made by Iran in Syria, Iraq, and the region, the entire region would have fallen and would be under Daesh control now,” member of Hezbollah’s Executive Council Sheikh Nabil Qaouk said Thursday.
He made the remarks in a ceremony held in Tehran, to commemorate Imad Mughniyeh, a senior member of Lebanon’s Islamic Jihad Organization and Hezbollah who was assassinated in February 2008 in a car bomb blast near Syria’s Damascus.
Sheikh Qaouk further described Iran as the security and strategic depth and permanent supporter of resistance in Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
On November 19, Daesh terrorists were flushed out of their last stronghold in Syria’s Al-Bukamal. The city’s liberation marked an end to the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate it had declared in 2014.
Daesh militants made swift advances in northern and western Iraq over the summer of 2014, after capturing large areas of Syria.
But the timely support by Iran helped Syria and Iraq fight off the Takfiri terrorist group.