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IRGC Commander: Popular Forces Mobilized in Region Unbeatable Even by US Army

21 January 2016 7:18



Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari underlined that even the US military is not able to defeat the big regional volunteer armies which have been formed in the region to fight against the terrorists.

“A massive numberless popular force similar to Basij (the volunteer forces) has been formed in Iraq, Syria and Libya against internal and foreign plots which is necessary for the survival of resistance,” Jafari said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday.

“An over-200,000-strong organized popular force has been formed in these countries and it is the same force that no army even of the US and Israel can confront it,” he added.

Jafari underscored that achievements of the popular and resistance forces will continue until the freedom of Palestine and the holy Quds from Israel’s hands.

In relevant remarks last week, General Jafari said appearance of terrorist groups has caused increasing awareness and mobilization among the youth in the regional states.

“In addition to all its dire outcomes, the developments in the region, including emergence of the ISIL and Takfiris, and the incidents which have been happening in recent years have also caused nearly 200,000 young armed forces get mobilized and prepared in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen,” Jafari said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran.

The popular forces’ offensives on the gathering centers of militant groups in different parts of the region, specially Iraq and Syria, have claimed the lives of hundreds of terrorists and wounded many others in recent months. Supported by the two countries’ armies, they have also succeeded in liberating vast areas from terrorists’ hands.

Last month, Top Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi expressed the pleasure that terrorists’ control over residential areas has decreased, thanks to the Syrian army and popular forces’ recent major victories.

“Certain regions in Syria are controlled by the government and some other regions are witnessing clashes,” Rahim Safavi said, addressing a gathering in the Central city of Qom.

“Most areas controlled by the terrorists include plains and deserts and less residential regions,” he added.

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