Iran’s Gen. Soleimani takes personal command of Abu Kamal battle. His deputy killed
Iranian Rev Guards Gen. Soleimani set up a forward war-room in Syria after Assad’s army and Hizballah failed to recover strategic Abu Kamal from ISIS.
The Revolutionary Guards Al Qods chief Gen Qassem Soleimani, supreme commander of Iranian warfronts in Syria and Iraq, was seen on Sunday morning, Nov. 19, at the scene of the Abu Kamal battle, the key southeastern town near the border with Iraq (in Deir ez-Zour province), after Syrian and Hizballah forces had failed to recapture the town from an Islamic State counteroffensive. DEBKAfile’s military sources, reporting this, disclose that Soleimani’s deputy Khairallah Samadi was killed in battle. Samadi had fought alongside Soleimani as his closest military adviser for 37 years ever since the Iran-Iraq war. He was killed by an ISIS mortar shell.
Our sources learn that the Iranian general dispensed with the Syrian army and Lebanese Shiite Hizballah services for the recovery of the key town of Abu Kamal and brought in instead four battalions of the Iraqi Shiite militia, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba (Movement of the Part of God’s Nobles). This militia, a fighting arm of the Revolutionary Guards, had been supporting the Assad regime from 2013 when, earlier this year, Soleimani transferred it to the Yemeni warfront as back-up for the Houthi rebels.
To bring them back into Syria through Iraq, Soleimani had Iran’s engineering crops round up floating bridges to carry the militiamen from east to west across the one-and-a half kilometers’ wide Euphrates River. His relentless campaign to recover Abu Kamal was supported massively by six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers which on Nov. 16 flew in from their Russian bases through Iran and Iraq to bomb ISIS targets. They destroyed military personnel, hardware and weapons.
The recovery of Abu Kamal cleared a path for Iranian forces to come in from Iraq and head straight for Palmyra and Damascus. However, the sight of Iranian military forces moving into Syria so close to its border set teeth on edge in Amman. Jordanian leaders view the presence of Iranian forces in Abu Kamal as a direct threat on their northern border and complained to Washington. However, according to our sources, all Jordanian attempts to bring this peril to the attention of the Trump administration failed to draw a response. And in Israel too, no government or military quarter showed any interest in the arrival of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at Abu Kamal.
23 thoughts on “Iran’s Gen. Soleimani takes personal command of Abu Kamal battle. His deputy killed”
Syria may be about to undergo a national name change————-Syria will now be known as:———“Iran”.
Not going happen, Syria almost became ISISyria or destroyedSyria actually, but i’m sure you prefer the last one, since ISIS is Israel project.Iran LEGALLY present at Syria to help Syrian was based on LEGITIMATE Syrian Govt. invitations, so with Russia
You mean Assad invited them. The Kurds invited the U.S. into their areas and the opposition including 3 million refugees invited Turkey.
The Kurds hold NO Legal rights to invite anyone in.
The US are in Syria Illegally and their forces there are Illegal Combatants.
Nothing is illegal because of the queer commander in chiefs RED LINE
“Not going happen, Syria almost became ISISyria or destroyedSyria actually, but i’m sure you prefer the last one, since ISIS is Israel project————-”
Kindly document your proof and source for your claim that “ISIS is Israel project” (what ever that means).
@davefromorange: Of course we will never found the ISIS-Israel MOU documents, so clearly you are a junior in term of geopolitics then. I’m telling you, It’s easy , first who will get benefit most from ISIS aka whatever Al Al success in Syria, second; read/listen Israel opinions on ISIS(Yalon, Yair Golan etc), third; ISIS behaviour to Israel(they apologize for misfire to Israel) and vice versa(Israel hospitalize wounded ISIS, Israel gave ISIS air cover) for additional direct Israel involvement to help ISIS in form of arm supply’s and personal -see case of Yusi Oulen Shahak. Talking about geopolitics better for you start from reading a bunch of papers that called a Book!
Only problem is syrian government is not legit government. Put a dint in your theory!
Hilary Clinton is the Grace Mugabe of american politics, bye bye.
Jawohl! Aber naturlich, a guard corps general, of an absolutely dear and most supreme boss democrately elected for life, are dressed in shiny black. This is to enlighten the enemies of the blessed past past revolution promoting to power about one thing: ayatollahs are to stay forever, their schutzstaffel defenders too.
Of course, and god-forbid, if people would voice for a change, now that Iran has better than democracy and the infidel-democracy is a thing of the past, improvements could be accommodated in small prudent steps made along the geological eras.
Nothing that the bombing of Qom and of the Persia Gulf area oil installations cannot solve.
From Mahmud al-Mandolinollah’s post:
“Jawohl! Aber naturlich, a guard corps general, of an absolutely dear and most supreme boss democrately elected for life, are dressed in shiny black. This is to enlighten the enemies of the blessed past past revolution promoting to power about one thing: ayatollahs are to stay forever, their schutzstaffel defenders too.
Of course, and god-forbid, if people would voice for a change, now that Iran has better than democracy and the infidel-democracy is a thing of the past, improvements could be accommodated in small prudent steps made along the geological eras.”
Sure sounds like a foreign ideology to me———-with no place in the civilized world!
Actually, the Iranians know a lot theological speaking and honest people could solve all the problems without shedding blood be it flesh or money.
Possible storm and flooding for jerusalem area this week.
“Possible storm and flooding for jerusalem area this week.”
Same for Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon.
Maybe a coincidence?
Only Sam Popack the Lubavitcher new meshiach can help with his divine powers.
He is not the messiah he is a very naughty boy
The actor pretending to be Soleimani is an Iranian plant to hide the fact that he was killed over two years ago in Syria. The Iranians are hiding this because if it came out it would be the biggest victory for the opposition. It was the death of Soleimani that prompted Iran to seek direct Russian help in Syria over two years ago. A comparison of different old and new pictures with regards to facial and physical features including height would conform the impostor fact. Also, if anyone gets too close to Soleimani in a picture these days they eventually end up dead.
General Suleimani Talking in Iran to public in mosques or university every week
you can find many many video of him speaking in you tube
Same dude rob
@jimcarrol :Learn to speak and write in English before you use it Camel prick sucker.:
I’m sorry for my bad English then, but hopefully you still get the points. btw i’m not a Turks nor Syrian, just a world citizen who is an anti-zionist crimes , lies, deceit, as for jews, they are my brother.
Fortunately Israel wouldn’t live for long, IF Israel don’t change its behaviour. With supporter like you, absolutely it won’t reach for next 5-years to come, sadly even with 1948 border.
Syria will be always Syria and a brother country of Iran. stop your madness you zionist losers.
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