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  • A prehistoric cosmic airburst preceded the advent of agriculture in the Levant

    10/06/2023 4:16:13 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 27 replies
    Agriculture in Syria started with a bang 12,800 years ago as a fragmented comet slammed into the Earth's atmosphere. The explosion and subsequent environmental changes forced hunter-gatherers in the prehistoric settlement of Abu Hureyra to adopt agricultural practices to boost their chances for survival. That's the assertion made by an international group of scientists in one of four related research papers, all appearing in the journal Science Open: Airbursts and Cratering Impacts. The papers are the latest results in the investigation of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis, the idea that an anomalous cooling of the Earth almost 13 millennia ago...
  • Turkiye receives ancient tomb stele repatriated from Italy

    07/19/2023 7:48:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | July 16 2023 | unattributed
    A centuries-old tomb stele smuggled from the ancient Turkish city of Zeugma to Italy has been returned to its home, Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy announced on July 13.A stele is a standing stone slab used in the ancient world for several purposes, including grave and tomb markers, dedications, commemorations and demarcations.The repatriated tomb stele depicts a noblewoman, wearing a veil and a tunic. Her right hand is placed on her left breast. Under the bust refiguring the deceased is an inscription in ancient Greek reading, "Satornila, the wife who loves her husband, farewell!"The Venetian authorities seized...
  • 4000-year-old boat excavated near the ancient city of Uruk

    04/09/2022 10:15:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | April 2022 | Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
    A team of archaeologists from the Iraqi German Mission of the State Board of Antiquities and the Orient Department of the German Archaeological Institute have excavated a 4000-year-old boat near the ancient city of Uruk.Uruk, also known as Warka was an ancient city of Sumer (and later of Babylonia), situated on the dried-up ancient channel of the Euphrates River.Uruk played a leading role in the early urbanisation of Sumer in the mid-4th millennium BC, emerging as a major population centre until it was abandoned shortly before or after the Islamic conquest of AD 633–638.The boat was first discovered during a...
  • Euphrates River begins to dry up: ‘A prophesy of Jeremiah’ [Watch]

    09/23/2021 1:29:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies
    Israel 365 News ^ | 09/22/2021 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    The humanitarian crisis caused by the decade-long civil war in Syria is worsening as the Euphrates River, the longest river of Western Asia, is drying up.According to one rabbi, this is the realization of a prophecy from the Book of Jeremiah.The Euphrates RiverOriginating in Turkey, the Euphrates flows through Syria and Iraq to join the Tigris in the Shatt al-Arab, which empties into the Persian Gulf. This year, rainfall in southern Turkey where the Euphrates begins was the lowest in 30 years and for the past two years, the region has received only 50-70 percent of normal rainfall. Syria is...
  • The Morphing Of Turkey... Ezekiel 38 pt 3

    Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them...
  • ISIS suffers devastating defeat in Deir Ezzor

    08/12/2018 7:22:31 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 32 replies
    AMN ^ | 2018-08-06 | Leith Aboufadel
    The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dealt a lethal blow to the so-called ‘caliphate’ a week ago, when their troops seized the last border points that were under the Islamic State’s control in eastern Syria. According to the official spokesperson for the SDF, their troops managed to capture the entire desert of eastern Deir Ezzor and secure the Al-Hasakah provincial border that weekend.

    07/24/2018 10:47:11 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 7 replies
    NEWSWEEK LLC ^ | 7/17/18 | TOM O'CONNOR
    The Syrian Democratic Council—the political wing of a largely Kurdish, U.S.-backed military alliance of Arabs and other sects known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)—launched a three-day conference Monday in Tabqa. The gathering revolved around the country's (Syria) political future and reportedly included both Kurdish officials and members of Syria's political opposition not participating in the seven-year civil war. "This platform will represent all areas in the autonomous administration and all areas held by the SDF," he added. The rest of the country (Syria) has been reclaimed by al-Assad's forces backed by Russia and Iran. The U.S. shifted its priorities...
  • SDF Announces Defeat of ISIS East of Euphrates

    12/03/2017 8:16:34 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    ASHARQ - Al AWSAT ^ | Sunday, 3 December, 2017 - 10:45 | London - Ibrahim Hamidi
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) leader Sabban Hamo said on Saturday that ISIS has been driven out of areas lying on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. In the official announcement on the liberation of the eastern bank of the Euphrates, the SDF, formed mostly from Kurdish units, said it has secured most of the economically valuable parts of Syria. Territory under SDF control includes oil and gas wells and factories, water sources, three dams and large tracts of agricultural land. If these areas were added to Afrin, the Kurdish-controlled district north of Aleppo, they would control 23 percent of...
  • Of Angels and Nations...Euphrates pt 12

    And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(Revelation 9:13-16)The command comes from Heaven, to “Loose the four Angels bound at the River Euphrates”. It is important to note this, that everything done in the Revelation, which...
  • Frogs Out Of Their Mouths...Euphrates 10

    And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God...
  • Iraq's Ominous Trembling...Euphrates pt 5

    And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(Revelation 9:13-15)The area of the nation now known of as Iraq, has gone by the names of Mesopotamia, Assyria, Babylon, Shinar, Ninevah and Sumer in ancient times. It has...
  • Syria's Destruction is Prophetic...Euphrates pt 4

    …Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(Revelation 9:14-15)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 17:1-2)There are four nations touching or bordered by the...
  • Turkey's Two Modern transformations...Euphrates pt 3

    Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:14-15)The Source of the Euphrates River is in the nation now known as Turkey, and from the mountains of what was once known as Armenia. Armenia was the first Gentile nation to officially accept Christianity, in the second century, and maintained a Christian presence even through the dark years...
  • The strategic Euphrates Dam stops working and the “Islamic State” organization still controls its

    03/26/2017 2:12:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 53 replies
    Syria Observatory of Human Rights ^ | 26/03/2017 | none stated
    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed by several reliable sources that the Euphrates Dam which is located on the Euphrates River north of al-Tabaqa city in the western countryside of al-Raqqah has stopped working, the reasons are still unknown until now, where the sources of the observatory suggested that the Dam has stopped because of a power outage, which is being generated from the dam automatically, also the intersecting sources confirmed to the Syrian observatory for Human Rights that the main body of the Dam and the main turbines are still under the control the “Islamic State” organization...
  • Water Supply In Syria Cut Off After John McCain Meets With Turkish President

    03/07/2017 4:12:37 AM PST · by gaggs · 19 replies
    The timing is suspect. Just a matter of days after John McCain made an “unusual” trip to Syria and Turkey, the Turkish government has cut off water supplies from the Euphrates River into northern Syria, violating international conventions on water rights.
  • Turkey cutting off Euphrates water, Tishrin Dam ceases

    02/25/2017 3:40:11 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    ANHA News ^ | 2-25-17 | D.H
    MANBIJ- AKP authorities in Turkey cut off Euphrates River water from Tishrin Dam, consequently, ceasing the dam from generating electricity, and that resulted in depriving people from power.People in North of Syria particularly in Kobanî canton and Manbij are suffering from cutting off the electricity as the Turkish government cut off Euphrates water which reduced water level in Tishrin Dam Lake, and therefore, the power cut off on many North Syria areas.Since Friday night, the power totally has been cut off after ceasing Tishrin Dam from generating electricity. Soon, the management of Tishrin Dam released a statement and made the...
  • Kurdish forces reach Euphrates River east of Raqqa amid massive ISIS collapse

    02/21/2017 6:35:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Al-Masdar News ^ | 21/02/2017 | Chris Tomson
    Following the capture of 8 villages earlier in the day, the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) swept through another five ISIS-held villages in a huge offensive that now has Kurdish forward units stationed at the northern bank of the Euphrates River in a region some 40 kilometers east of the provincial capital of Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces have officially reached the northern bank of the Euphrates River EAST of Raqqa… New batch of villages liberated— Chris Tomson (@TheDaneChris) February 21, 2017 Effectively, the SDF were able to impose full control over the villages of Al Kajla, Judayat Khabur, Hamad...
  • New step in the Operation Wrath of Euphrates to liberate Raqqa

    02/17/2017 7:21:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    ANF News ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | RAQQA - ANF
    Wrath of Euphrates Operation Room announced the initiation of the second step in the operation's third phase, the main goal of which is the liberation of villages in eastern Raqqa. Wrath of Euphrates Operation Room Spokesperson Cihan Şêx Ehmed made the announcement, in which Deir ez-Zor Military Council also participated, in the Mekmen village. Ehmed stated that: "As the Wrath of Euphrates Operation Room, we announce the initiation of the second step in the third phase of the Operation Wrath of Euphrates after the accomplishment of the first step. In this second step, we will liberate eastern Raqqa and cut its...
  • Turkey warns Syrian Kurds to withdraw east of Euphrates

    08/25/2016 9:07:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/25/2016
    Turkey has threatened further intervention in northern Syria unless Kurdish-led forces fully withdraw east of the River Euphrates within a week. On Wednesday, Turkish forces helped Syrian rebels take the border town of Jarablus from so-called Islamic State. Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday the operation had two goals - to secure the border area and ensure the Kurds "are not there". Ankara fears Kurdish gains in Syria will fuel an insurgency at home. As Mr Isik spoke, a column of some 10 Turkish tanks and a similar number of armoured vehicles reportedly crossed the border near Jarablus....
  • 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...