Leader’s top military aide stresses Iran’s continued aid to Syria in war on terrorists

TEHRAN (FNA)- Top Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi underlined that Iran will continue helping the Syrian government and nation in their ongoing fight against the Takfiri terrorists.

“The counseling aids of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Syria’s battle against the Takfiri terrorists will continue and Iran will continue coordinating efforts among the Lebanese Hezbollah, Russia, Iraq and Syria in the fight against the Takfiri terrorists and to push the US and the Zionist regime’s quest for their goals in the region into failure,” Major General Safavi said, addressing a conference in Western city of Shahr-e Kord on Saturday.

He, meantime, pointed to the resistance of the Syrian nation and government against the Takfiri terrorists, and said, “It is for five years now that the Syrian nation and government are resisting against the terrorists and over 250,000 Syrians have been killed or wounded; Iran, Iraq and the Lebanese Hezbollah are helping them to combat the corrupt and child-killing groups who are mercenaries of the Zionists and the US.”

Major General Safavi also commemorated the death of IRGC Commander Brigadier General Hossein Hamadani who was killed in Syria on Thursday while providing military counseling services to the Syrian forces, and said, “Brigadier General Hamadani was a brave and wise commander who had gone to Syria as a military advisor to the Syrian forces and he rendered valuable services for saving the Syrian nation from the ISIL terrorists… .”

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in a statement on Friday announced that Brigadier General Hamadani was killed in Northern Syria.

Brigadier General Hossein Hamadani, the veteran commander of the IRGC, 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, said the statement.

Brigadier 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

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.

By Fars News Agency