The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says despite the US claims about fighting terrorism, it spared no effort to help Daesh forces in the Syrian town of al-Bukamal.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks in a televised address to the Lebanese nation capital city of Beirut on Monday.
Nasrallah noted that recapturing al-Bukamal was a major victory over Daesh, because Bukamal was the last Syrian city occupied by Daesh.
“US helped Daesh as much as it could in Bukamal short of directly engaging forces that fought to liberate the town from Daesh,” he Hezbollah leader noted.
Nasrallah went on to note that US provided Daesh terrorists with full air cover in Bukamal.
The US sent its drones to Bukamal and provided Daesh with accurate information about what was going on, Nasrallah said, adding that American forces also waged electronic warfare against forces that were fighting to to liberate Bukamal.
American forces also provided air transfer for Daesh commanders and facilitated their escape to eastern shores of Euphrates, he said. The Hezbollah leader stated that even Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed the US for helping Daesh.
Nasrallah emphasized that recapturing Bukamal led to unity of Syria and ended Daesh’s self-proclaimed state in the country.
Following recent victories in Iraq and Syria, he added, the military structure of Daesh collapsed in the two countries and Iraqi forces have reached the Syrian border.
Hezbollah leader noted that the victory over Daesh was victory of Islamic values over terrorists’ savagery.
Nasrallah also highlighted the role played by commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani, in anti-terror operations in both Iraq and Syria.
He noted that Soleimani was commanding anti-Daesh operations in the two countries at the frontline and was never a commander to issue orders from behind the lines.