In an interview with the website of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, Seyed Reza Sadr al-Hosseini quoted UN undersecretary-general in charge of UN Counter-Terrorism as having said there are 27,000 ISIS-affiliated foreign terrorists in Iraq and Syria which have led to ISIS revival and created obstacles in the way of resolving the Syrian crisis.

A look at the trend of developments in the Syrian crisis and the influx of a big number of al-Qaeda terrorists and supporters of hardline Takfiri currents over the past eight years we have witnessed various scenes on the presence of terrorists outside the region and their dispatch by US intelligence services, and its allies to the region, with the all-out support of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Noting that a significant part of the dirty intentions of these countries for independent nations is the influx of terrorists from different nationalities and of different races and ethnicities in one point, he added: “Syria was no exception, and before the general crisis in Syria a large number of terrorists were transferred to Turkey through intelligence services and from there to Syria.

The West Asian developments analyst, referring to the European countries’ refusal to admit their nationals who had joined ISIS, added: ISIS’s attempt to revive its power and potential and strengthen the positions of terrorists is a matter that must be addressed within the Hebrew-Arab-Western Triangle and ask them about the goals.

Sadr al-Hosseini added: Hebrew-Arab-Western Triangle to prevent large-scale wars and not get involved in the conflicts, gather together hard-line members of terrorist groups who commit terrorist acts simply and easily, such as ISIS, are being assembled from all over the world and are organized, trained and armed to be used against countries opposed to the hegemonic powers.

He added: “Today there is also the possibility of intensifying terrorist movements and transferring some of them to the east of the Euphrates on the Syrian soil.” Instead, it seems that, rather than expressing regret on behalf of the UN high-ranking officials, they should raise this issue at the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council and adopt binding resolutions against any country that supports these terrorist movements and the United Nations be obliged to fulfil these commitments.”

Referring to the strengthening of White Helmets positions, the West Asia affairs expert said it was a major challenge for the Syrian political system and army and emphasized the affiliation to and membership in al-Qaeda. Their terrorist actions support the White Helmets, and the terrorists will likely continue to be strengthened by these movements to prevent the complete liberation of Idlib.

He also said that so far the Syrian army has not invaded the positions of terrorists inside Idlib, but the Syrian army is clearing the axes leading to Idlib.

Sadr al-Hosseini, referring to the successes of the Syrian army in clearing a large part of the country of the existence of terrorists, added: Given that Idlib is the last point of hope for the terrorists and their overseas supporters, it is likely that these terrorist groups will also be strengthened, and the war in Idlib will be very difficult. Perhaps it is too early to judge the success or failure of the Syrian army. At the same time, the Syrian army has been supported by the Resistance over the past years to seriously confront the terrorists, and with the successful operation of the past weeks, there seems to be hope for further progress.