In comments on Thursday, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi responded to fake reports by the Zionist regime about targeting the positions of Iran’s military advisors in Syria, saying, “We warn the Zionist liars and their puppeteers that if they continue their mischief, they will see the upper hand of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the resistance front in action.”
He rejected Israel’s claims alleging killing of hundreds or thousands of Iranians by its military as a “desperate media war, psychological operation, and (an attempt at) manufacturing lies,” Press TV reported.
The Iranian commander noted that “the Zionist-Western media empire and its regional affiliates” have been leading this anti-Iran propaganda campaign for some time as part of “hollow muscle-flexing” by the inhumane, occupying, and infanticidal Israeli regime in order to project a “false image” of its military capability.
He also mentioned the martyrs by name in order to “further unveil the bogus Zionist regime’s (attempt at) manufacturing falsehood and to lay bare its lying nature.”
The “cowardly” regime also did its best, through the all-out support of the US and some regional Arab countries, to make up for its losses and weaknesses by bombarding the T-4 Airbase in Syria’s western province of Homs in 2018, in which only seven of Iranian military advisors lost their lives along with a number of Syria-allied fighters, Shekarchi said.
The resistance front, however, returned the attack by launching 50 missiles and rockets at Syria’s Israel-occupied Golan Heights, the spokesman noted, saying “a large number” of Israelis were killed or injured during the retaliation.
By means of the media campaign, psychological warfare and producing lies, Israel has been always trying to cover up its sheer inability and weakness as well as back-to-back defeats in the face of the resistance front in Syria during the past nine years, Shakarchi said, adding, “However, it should know this that it is (only) fooling itself.”
At Damascus’ request, the Islamic Republic has been lending effective military advisory assistance to the Arab country against foreign-backed militants and Takfiri terrorists. The support proved essential to Syria’s defeating in late 2017 of the Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh that has been widely reported to have been created by the United States, Israel’s biggest and oldest ally that tries hard to change the balance of power in favor of Tel Aviv in the region.
The Tel Aviv regime, itself, has been found culpable in numerous reports and by many regional officials of providing safe passage, medical treatment, and other instances of assistance to Takfiri terrorists.