Firouzabadi: Kobani Massacre Grave Catastrophe for Humanity


Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff Hassan Firouzabadi condemned the massacre in Kobani and asked people around the world to raise awareness about it, state-run Mehr news agency reported.

“We are deeply concerned about this massacre and deem it a grave catastrophe for humanity,” Firouzabadi asserted in response to Kobani massacre.

He criticized the ineffectiveness of airstrikes against the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) terrorist group and said, “unfortunately, the coalition forces have been selective about their airstrikes and thus, led to the acceleration of ISIL progress in the region.”

The Iranian Chief of Staff stressed the need for aiding Kobani people and said, “the neighboring country near the border of Kobani has blocked the way and prevents aids from being delivered to the people.”

Moreover, Firouzabadi pointed to Kobani’s remarkable resistance stating that “if they receive proper aid, they will be able to force ISIL to retreat.”

“ISIL is nothing but a bully and all people with good-will in the world and the Muslims in all Islamic countries must condemn ISIL moves in Kobani for it is only through their protests and awareness raising that Kobani people could be saved,” he stressed.

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