Iranian commander: ISIL serving as US proxy in Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan blasted the arrogant powers’ support for the terrorist groups in the region, and said the ISIL is fighting a US proxy war in Iraq.

Pourdastan made the remarks in a meeting with Pakistani military attaché in Iran General Reza Ali Khan in Tehran on Wednesday.

“Today we are facing a common enemy named the ISIL and Takfiri groups which are supported by the world arrogant powers. Today, the ISIL is serving as the US proxy in committing crimes in Iraq,” he said.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed regional and political issues, specially the ISIL and Takfiri groups.

They also underlined the two countries’ enthusiasm for exchanging military cadets and conducting joint wargames.

Reza Ali Khan, for his part, explained about the measures taken by Pakistan to fight terrorist groups, including the ISIL.

The US has secretly helped the ISIL terrorists in Iraq and in some cases its military aids have been revealed and recorded by international monitoring groups and bodies.

In the first revealed case, the US-led coalition dropped aids to the Takfiri militants in an area North of Baghdad.

Field sources in Iraq told al-Manar TV that the international coalition airplanes dropped aids to the terrorist militants in Balad, an area which lies in Salahuddin province North of Baghdad.

In October, a high-ranking Iranian commander also slammed the US for providing aid supplies to ISIL, adding that the US claims that the weapons were mistakenly airdropped to ISIL were untrue.

“The US and the so-called anti-ISIL coalition claim that they have launched a campaign against this terrorist and criminal group – while supplying them with weapons, food and medicine in Jalawla region (a town in Diyala Governorate, Iraq). This explicitly displays the falsity of the coalition’s and the US’ claims,” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri said.

The US claimed that it had airdropped weapons and medical aid to Kurdish fighters confronting the ISIL in Kobani, near the Turkish border in Northern Syria.

The US Defense Department said that it had airdropped 28 bundles of weapons and supplies, but any of them did not make it into the hands of the Kurdish fighters.

Video footage later showed that some of the weapons that the US airdropped were taken by ISIL militants.

The Iranian commander insisted that the US had the necessary intelligence about ISIL’s deployment in the region and that their claims to have mistakenly airdropped weapons to them are as unlikely as they are untrue.

By Fars News Agency

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