Quds Force Commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani said during a speech in Tehran that if the Syrian regime had a few commanders like the Iranian commander during the Iran-Iraq war, it would have been “insured” against current “incursions.”
“If Syria and its government just had one Haj Hemmat, One Hossein Kharazi, and one Kazemi (among martyred commanders of Iran-Iraq war), the country would have been insured; and the (current) incursions would have made no impact on the country. But their missing link is having such individuals who came to full being during the sacred defense (Iran-Iraq war),” Gen. Soleimani said. (Fars News Agency, 2 March)
Gen. Soleimani did not discuss the presence of Quds Force commanders in Syria today. The Force lost a general officer in the Syrian conflict last month.
File photo: Quds Force Commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani (ISNA)