ISIS terrorists applauded the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani at the hands of their American ‘allies,’ according to a weekly newspaper affiliated with the Israeli-backed group that once controlled much of Syria and Iraq.
General Soleimani was killed by a US drone strike on January 3, as he was being driven, with others, near Baghdad international airport on his way to a meeting with the Iraqi PM invited by US officials to have peace talks about the situation with Saudi Arabia.
Netanyahu congratulated President Trump for the killing of General Suleimani and imposing more hostile sanctions against Iran,” which the Zionist dictator said was “oppressing the Iranian people and threatening Jewish entities in the entire world.”
In reprisal, Iran launched a limited strike on US bases in Iraq with ballistic missiles on Tuesday, causing no casualties but demonstrating a capability to hit US assets at will.
The weekly Zionist based ISIS newspaper Al-Naba, was careful not to credit the USA or even mention Soleimani by name.
However, the US military has bases all around Iran in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
It couched the gloating in a historical analogy, referring to “Roman-Persian wars” that enabled early Muslims to overrun both Persia – today’s Iran – and parts of the Eastern Roman Empire, also known as Byzantium.
The paper also reported on the USA and its allies suspending operations against ISIS as an opportunity for the group’s resurgence, according to BBC journalist Mina Al-Lami.
While ISIS has not been entirely destroyed, it has not controlled any territory for months.
Soleimani’s Quds Force fighters were among those that turned the tide against the ISIS ‘caliphate,’ alongside the Syrian Army and Russian expeditionary forces in Syria, while the Iraqi army and Kurdish militias advanced from northern Syria and Iraq.
The US regime is refusing to withdraw from Iraq in open disregard for its ‘partners’ in the government in Baghdad. Iraqi lawmakers passed a non-binding resolution demanding US withdrawal shortly after Soleimani’s killing.
However, both the US military and several of its NATO allies have suspended their training of Iraqi security forces for the moment, as they braced for Iranian reprisals.
Some allies even pulled their personnel out of Iraq to neighboring Kuwait. However, US President Donald Trump has called for an expanded role for NATO in Iraq.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2020.