The Syrian authorities on January 3 condemned the killing of high Iraqi and Iranian commanders at a U.S. attack that was hailed from the nation’s Opposition.
The attack outside Baghdad airport murdered top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani as well as the deputy leader of Iraq’s pro-Iran paramilitary organisation, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
The officer described the killings as”a significant escalation of this situation” at the area and accused the United States of resorting to”the processes of criminal gangs”.
The unnamed official said the attack was”a part of this (U.S.) policy aiming to make anxieties and fuel conflict in states in the area”.
Soleimani was a key backer of President Bashar al-Assad and helped him to rescue his stance after an uprising that started in 2011 threatened to overthrow his regime.
He had been Iran’s pointman in organising European forces as well as their Shiite-dominated overseas proxies about the Syrian battle and a regular visitor to Damascus.
Mr. Assad delivered a letter of condolences to Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, where he commended Soleimani because of his continuing service. The Syrian people”won’t forget he stuck with the side of the Syrian Arab military”, Mr. Assad said.
Due to the aid of Iran and its proxies as well regarding the decisive 2015 military intervention of Russia, Mr. Assad has clawed back the majority of the land he dropped in the first phases of the war.
From certain areas still that nevertheless escape the program’s management, a few Syrians celebrated the passing of a man they hold responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians.
During a weekly Friday protest at the northwestern city of Idlib, 1 demonstrator held a placard that read:”We rejoice at the death of this terrorist Qasem Soleimani.
“This bit of good news will inspire us to keep progressing, God willing, the revolution will last as well as the revolution will succeed,” said another protester, who gave his name because Mohamed Shkeib.
Others handed out candies to celebrate Soleimani’s passing.
Advisors of Syrian Resistance bands due to their role hailed as the passing of a person they blame for tens of thousands for tens of thousands of deaths from the virtually nine-year-old civil warfare.
“The murder of Qasem Soleimani, the amount one perpetrator of Revolutionary Guards’ offenses against the people of Syria and Iraq, is a blow which affirms that the planet can prevent Iran and shield Syrian civilians in case it needs to,” Nasr Hariri, a senior political resistance leader, said.
Ahmed Ramadan, yet another senior opposition figure, also commended the U.S. strike. “The killer of Syria’s kids was murdered, the killer of Iraq’s free individuals was murdered,” he explained in a post on social networking.
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