IRGC general: Daesh on edge of extinction

Tasnim – Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group is now in its final days of life, lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said, vowing that Iran will exterminate the notorious group.

Speaking at a television talk show on Saturday night, Brigadier General Hossein Salami paid tribute to Mohsen Hojaji, a member of the Iranian advisory support team in Syria who was taken captive by the Daesh Takfiri group near the Iraqi border and beheaded two days later.

The IRGC will completely destroy the ISIL, the commander added, stressing that the blow the terrorists are going to receive this time will be “heavier and harsher” than before, when the IRGC bombed positions of Daesh in Syria in June in response to a terrorist attack in Tehran.

Highlighting Iran’s great military capabilities, General Salami said the pace of production of missiles and the number of the projectiles are so high that the IRGC is trying to figure out how to stockpile the missiles.

In a message following the martyrdom of Hojaji, Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani said Iran will exact a terrible revenge against Daesh.

In a separate message, IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour likened Hojaji’s martyrdom to that of Imam Hossein (AS), the third Shiite Imam, who was beheaded in the Battle of Karbala’ on 10 October 680 by Yazid’s army.