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Pictured: Qassem Suleimani meets with soldiers in Syria’s Deir Ezzor

Qassem Suleimani

Iranian media published on Sunday photos of Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Qods Force, the elite branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and a number of soldiers in Deir Ezzor city in eastern Syria. 

On Friday, it was reported that Syrian government forces backed by Russia had recaptured the eastern city of Deir Ezzor from ISIS terrorists, consolidating their gains in the group’s last big stronghold. 

 

Victory in Deir Ezzor, the capital of the oil-rich eastern province of the same name, is another setback for ISIS terrorists, who have in recent months lost much of the territory they gained in Iraq and Syria in 2014. 

Under the cover of Russian air strikes and supported by Iranian-backed Shiite militias, Syrian government forces has in recent months made advances in eastern Syria.  

 

Last Modified: Monday، 06 November 2017 01:18 PM
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