Monday, October 17, 2016

Syrian Rebels Retake Dabiq From ISIS

NBC News is reporting that Syrian rebels have captured the city of Dabiq.  This is very interesting because ISIS and their Islamic theology believes that a massive final battle with The West would take place in this city and that Allah would win the day.

How's that going for you ISIS?  Maybe Allah isn't telling the truth?

Syrian rebels said they captured the village of Dabiq from ISIS Sunday, forcing the jihadist group from a stronghold where it had promised to fight a final, apocalyptic battle with the West.

The rebels, backed by Turkish tanks and warplanes, also took neighboring Soran, said Ahmed Osman, head of the Sultan Murad group, one of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions involved in the clashes on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

"The Daesh myth of their great battle in Dabiq is finished," he told Reuters, using a pejorative name for ISIS.

An Islamic prophesy names Dabiq as the site of a battle between Muslims and infidels that will presage doomsday, a message used extensively in Islamic State's propaganda. The group also named a publication after the northwest village.

However, the jihadist group has appeared to back away from Dabiq's symbolism more recently after advances by Turkey-backed rebels put the village at risk of capture, saying this battle was not the one described in the prophesy.

"It seems like Daesh has mostly left the area," said a Turkish military source, but warning that the FSA groups still needed to clear landmines from the village.


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