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  • Israel strikes Iran-supplied arms depot near Damascus airport: sources

    04/27/2017 1:58:56 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 Apr 17 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Angus McDowall
    Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional sources said, targeting weapons regularly sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes. Video carried on Lebanese TV and shared on social media sites showed the pre-dawn airstrikes caused a fire around the airport east of Damascus, suggesting fuel sources or weapons containing explosives were hit. Israel does not usually comment on any action it takes in Syria or the wider region. But Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, speaking to Army Radio from the United States, appeared to confirm...
  • Syria conflict: 'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport

    04/26/2017 11:09:50 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/27/2017 | BBC
    A large explosion has hit an area near Damascus International Airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. "The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK based monitoring group. The airport lies about 25km (15 miles) south-east of Syria's capital. The blast was reportedly followed by a large fire. There is no word on casualties. The cause is unclear......
  • Report: Syrian Students in Damascus Chant ‘Death to America,’ ‘Death to Israel’

    04/09/2017 4:58:21 PM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART JERUSALEM
    The Times of Israel reports: BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of Syrian students on Saturday gathered outside the offices of the United Nations in Damascus to protest a US missile attack on an air base. The protesters held banners and chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”
  • Syria's Agonizing Future Foretold...

    The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.(Isaiah 17:2)To get an idea of just how apocalyptic our times actually are, consider recent events of heartbreaking and shattering significance , in the Middle East , just since the 2011 Arab Sring , which I wrote about in my book A Sword On The Land: The Muslim World in Bible Prophecy , Egypt went from being a relatively stable...
  • Syria War News: Presidential Palace In Damascus Bombarded

    03/19/2017 3:03:43 PM PDT · by Chad_the_Impaler · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 19, 2017 | Marcy Kreiter
    Syrian rebels launched a massive attack on Damascus Sunday amid government bombardments of rebel-held areas as a new round of U.N.-brokered peace talks was scheduled to begin in Geneva this week. The presidential palace was rocked by explosions, Twitter user Eboumhna Remaly reported.
  • Sponsoring Terrorism: Syria and the PFLP-GC

    09/08/2002 2:51:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 214+ views
    Middle East Intelligence Bulletin ^ | September 2002 | Gary C. Gambill
    The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) continues to occupy a special place in the pantheon of Syrian terror surrogates. Of all the major Palestinian and Lebanese paramilitary groups sponsored by Damascus, the PFLP-GC exercises the least strategic and operational autonomy. While the perks of this servitude are considerable (it is the only group to have received tanks from the Syrian government), so too are the limitations (its lack of independence has precluded the growth of a strong popular following). Despite its relatively weak presence in the West Bank and Gaza, the PFLP-GC has played a vital...
  • Ex-Saddam deputy urges rejecting talks

    11/27/2006 10:47:55 AM PST · by TexKat · 8 replies · 472+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/27/06 | SALAH NASRAWI
    DAMASCUS, Syria — A former top deputy to Saddam Hussein has urged followers in a letter to turn down proposals for reconciliation talks with the United States or the Iraqi government, according to former Baath party members outside Iraq familiar with the letter. It is unclear if the message from Izzat Ibrahim, Saddam's former vice president and now a fugitive with a $10 million bounty on his head, is being followed. But it appears aimed at blunting a flurry of diplomacy to stabilize Iraq, including efforts by several Arab governments to persuade Iraqi Sunni insurgents to lay down arms and...
  • BREAKING Military Airport Near Damascus Bombed (Israel)

    01/12/2017 5:17:18 PM PST · by PeteePie · 189 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 1/12/2017 | Various Contributors
    Military airport near Damascus bombed. Suspected holding ammunition depots for Hezbollah. Developing, see the feed. Syrian media attributing to Israel. In before Drudge.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – December 11th, 2016 (video)

    12/11/2016 2:43:32 PM PST · by Lera · 42 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 12/11/16 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses the significance of the Israeli strikes targeting the city of Damascus prophetically, and shares three main reasons people are unaware of its seriousness geopolitically.
  • Syria's Agony Foretold By Prophets of God...

    The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.(Isaiah 17:2)To get an idea of just how apocalyptic our times actually are, consider recent events of heartbreaking and shattering significance , in the Middle East , just since the 2011 Arab Sring , which I wrote about in my book A Sword On The Land: The Muslim World in Bible Prophecy ,Egypt went from being a relatively stable nation...
  • Prophecy Update: Special Update on Syria (video)

    12/02/2016 8:03:15 AM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Behold Israel Youtube ^ | 12/1/16 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir's special update on Syria in light of Bible Prophecy.
  • Moscow Blames United States For Shelling Of Russian Embassy In Damascus

    10/04/2016 7:45:59 AM PDT · by Strategy · 71 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | October 4, 2016 | By Meduza
    Russia's Foreign Ministry has declared that the shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus, Syria was the result of "those who, like the US and some of its allies, continue to provoke bloody conflict in Syria [and] flirt with militants and extremists of various types," read a statement posted on the Foreign Ministry website on October 4. The building of Russia's diplomatic mission in Syria, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, fell under attack on October 3. The fire came from the suburbs of Jobar, which is controlled by terrorist groups Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra) and Failak...
  • Russian embassy in Damascus shelled from terrorist-controlled area of Syria

    10/04/2016 6:15:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    RT ^ | 10/04/16
    One of the mortar shells fired at the embassy complex hit the residential area, while two others landed near the embassy building, the ministry said in a statement. Nobody was injured by the explosions. “According to reports, the shelling came from the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, which is under control of the terrorist groups Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and Failak ar-Rahman,” the ministry said. Jabhat Fateh al-Sham is the new name taken by Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda offshoot universally considered a terrorist organization. Failak ar-Rahman is a lesser-known Islamist group. Moscow said the shelling is “result of the actions of those...
  • Assad’s Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons

    01/18/2015 10:22:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 09, 2015 – 09:20 PM | Erich Follath
    For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria’s nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb. And he may be getting help from North Korea and Iran. […] Analysts say that the Syrian atomic weapon program has continued in a secret, underground location. According to information they have obtained, approximately 8,000 fuel rods are stored there. Furthermore, a new reactor or an enrichment facility has very likely been built at the site—a development of incalculable geopolitical consequences. Some of the...
  • FP EXCLUSIVE: Hagel: The White House Tried to ‘Destroy’ Me

    12/18/2015 7:45:53 AM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 7 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | DECEMBER 18, 2015 | DAN DE LUCE
    In an exclusive interview, Chuck Hagel said the Obama administration micromanaged the Pentagon, stabbed him in the back on the way out -- and still has no strategy for fixing Syria. Jet-lagged from a long overseas trip, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had just sat down with his wife for a quiet dinner at an upscale Italian restaurant in northern Virginia when his phone rang. It was the White House on the line. President Barack Obama wanted to speak with him. It was Aug. 30, 2013, and the U.S. military was poised for war. Obama had publicly warned Syrian strongman...
  • The Persecution of Christians: the Blood of Abel

    07/02/2016 5:55:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    The Beacon ^ | 09.03.16 | Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli
    The city of Damascus in Syria claims the title of being the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city. The Hyksos, the Aramaeans, the Assyrians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Muslims, the Mamelukes, the Ottomans and the French have all left their imprint on this ancient city. Today, in the midst of a protracted civil war in Syria, its citizens cling to their normal routine in the shadow of Roman ruins and along the alleyways of the souks.  For Christians, the very name “Damascus” conjures up the memory of the conversion of St. Paul. On his way to this city to persecute...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 1st, 2016

    05/01/2016 4:54:36 PM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | May 1st, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about the profound prophetic implications surrounding the intensifying situation in the Golan Heights, then ties together the typology of the pre-tribulation rapture with the ancient Jewish wedding customs and the communion.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – February 21st, 2016 (video)

    02/21/2016 3:52:38 PM PST · by Lera · 14 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Feb 21, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. turns the attention to some recent developments taking place in the Middle East, specifically as it relates to what’s happening both against Israel and in Israel.
  • Syria: Dozens killed as bombers strike in Homs and Damascus

    02/21/2016 11:20:35 AM PST · by Vostok-1 · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 1717 GMT (0117 HKT) February 21, 2016 | Yousuf Basil and Tim Hume
    Dozens of people were killed in separate car bomb and suicide attacks in Homs and southern Damascus on Sunday, Syrian state media reported, citing local officials and security sources. ISIS claimed responsibility for the Sayyidah Zaynab and Homs attacks via the Telegram messaging app.
  • US-backed alliance closes in on Islamic State-held dam in Syria

    12/26/2015 9:41:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    DPA international ^ | December 26, 2015 | Weedah Hamzah
    Beirut (dpa) - A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab forces were Saturday closing in on a strategic dam held by Islamic State in northern Syria, a monitoring group said. The Tishreen Dam is located about 22 kilometres from al-Raqqa, Islamic State's de-facto capital in Syria. It is one of three major dams on the Euphrates River that flows from Turkey through Syria and into Iraq, and supplies much of northern Syria with electricity. The Democratic Forces of Syria (DFS), a coalition comprising mainly local Kurds, Arabs and Assyrians, seized the eastern bank of the Euphrates close to Tishreen...