A senior Iranian commander says big powers and their regional allies are to blame for the spread of terrorist acts by Takfiri militants in the region.
“The [terrorist] activities of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq are the fallout from the interference of hegemonic powers and their allies in the region,” Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said on Thursday.
He said the acts of terror committed by Takfiri militants bear testimony to the meddlesome policies of arrogant powers in the Middle East, which have plagued the Muslim nations in the region.
Takfiri terrorists in Iraq will lose the battle as they did in Syria by virtue of the Iraqi nation’s anti-terrorism participation as well as the Baghdad government’s readiness to counter militants.
Iraqi forces are continuing their battle against Takfiri terrorists as militants are advancing in Iraq, taking control of parts of the Arab country.
On June 10, Iraq’s northern Nineveh Province fell into the hands of ISIL militants. The Takfiri attacks have reportedly forced more than half a million people in and around Mosul, the capital of Nineveh Province, to flee their homes.
While militants managed to take control of two areas in Diyala Province on Thursday, Iraqi forces regained control of the central city of Tikrit. Takfiri militants have vowed to march toward the capital, Baghdad.