IS “ousted from symbolic town of Dabiq”


Turkish-backed rebels have captured the symbolically important Syrian town of Dabiq from the Islamic State group, rebel commanders and monitors say.

Dabiq was under “full control” of Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

The small northern town holds great value for IS because of a prophecy of an apocalyptic battle, and features heavily in its propaganda.

The advance on Dabiq is part of a wider offensive by Syrian rebel groups.

Ahmed Osman, the commander of the Sultan Murad rebel group, told Reuters news agency that the group had also recaptured the neighbouring village of Soran.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 1,200 IS fighters had been brought in to defend Dabiq.

A commander of one rebel group, the Hamza Brigade, told the Associated Press that resistance from IS was “minimal”.

Saif Abu Bakr said IS withdrew towards the larger town of Al-Bab to the south.

He said about 2,000 rebel fighters were involved in the offensive.

They were supported by Turkish tanks and artillery, and airstrikes from international coalition warplanes.


very symbolic for the black flag wavers..dabiq was to be the the scene for the final armageddon battle according to “them”..but now they have lost it so the narrative has changed..this isnt the real final battle now they you would..


~ by seeker401 on October 18, 2016.

15 Responses to “IS “ousted from symbolic town of Dabiq””

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  2. Turkey is fighting Dabiq and Al-Bab. Next Hamah and Arpad

    The Prophet Muhammed foretold that “the last hour will not come” until an Islamic Army “defeated the Romans” at Dabiq. In this case the US supported Free Syrian Army is viewed as “the Romans”. The Free Syrian Army is not Syrian. The FSA consists of foreign Al-Qaeda jihadists mostly from Libya.
    ISIS has promoted the Islamic prophecy that victory in the northwestern Syria town of Dabiq would usher in the arrival of the Mahdi along with the end time Islamic Empire, and that ISIS would be victorious there. Well they may be in for a disappointment. The Turkish Army and tank supported Free Syrian Army is now attacking Dabiq and neither side is going to give up easily. So far ISIS has retreated well ahead of the Turkish Army’s advances in Syria but there is something more at stake in Dabiq. Whoever is victorious at Dabiq will claim supremacy over the forming Islamic Empire.

  3. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  4. Turkey and US Consolidate Terror Assets from Iraq to Syria

    Intriguingly, Lavrov added: “The city [Mosul] is surrounded, but not completely. I do not know why. Possibly, they’ve just failed. It is to be hoped they just failed, and not were reluctant to do so.”
    It is notable that in previous US-Turkish assaults on IS-held towns there have been unconfirmed reports of large numbers of the jihadists being covertly afforded safe passage out of harm’s way. This has been suspected of happening in US-backed offensives on Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, and in the northern Syrian town of Manbij.
    As the offensive on Mosul gets underway, there are similar suspicions that the US, Turkey and Saudi military objective is not about crushing the IS hold-outs, but rather evacuating these mercenaries from the city.


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