TEHRAN - Major General Qasem Soleimani, the head of the IRGC Qods division, has said that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria are getting close to their end.
He made the remarks at his speech on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in his hometown of Kerman, IRNA reported on Thursday.
"Given the heavy defeats that Daesh [the ISIL] and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria have suffered, we are sure that these groups get close to the end of their lives,” he stated.
He added establishing ISIL, provoking it to damage the image of Islam and creating division and civil war among Muslims were the last weapon of the arrogant powers, Soleimani added.
Suleimani also said Iran’s regional influence was growing.
"Today we see signs of the Islamic Revolution being exported throughout the region, from Bahrain to Iraq and from Syria to Yemen and North Africa,” he said.
"The arrogants and Zionists have admitted, more than before, to their own weakness and to the Islamic Republic’s power, following their successive defeats,” he said.