Syria storms and takes over ‘rebel’ town

Damage from Syrian Conflict


The government of Syria apparently had a military victory today (bolding mine):

19 May 2013

Syrian troops have stormed the rebel stronghold of Qusair and now control the town centre, state media say.

State TV says 70 “terrorists” have been killed while activists say 30 people have died including many rebels.

The town, near the Lebanese border, has been under siege for weeks. Its control would give the government access from the capital to the coast.

Lebanese militants are said to be involved – Hezbollah siding with the government, Sunni gunmen with rebels…Syrian opposition activists said government air strikes and heavy shelling on Sunday had killed at least 30 people including 16 rebel fighters.

19 May 2013

Qusair has been under fire for weeks as government troops seek to re-capture it with airstrikes and shelling. The town is strategically important because it links the capital, Damascus, with the coast.

Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he will not step down before next year’s elections…

More than 70,000 people have been killed and several million displaced since the uprising against Assad erupted in March 2011.

Notice that the opposition is supported by Sunni Muslims.

Sunni Muslim are the predominant type of Muslims in the world.  Estimates claim that between 75-90% of all Muslims are Sunni Muslim.  Most Muslims in Syria are Sunni, yet the President of Syria is Shi’ite (between 10-20% of Muslims are considered to be Shia otherwise called Shi’ites).  This is one of the reasons for the conflict there.

The Bible tells of a time when a confederation of Arabic nations, and apparently Turkey (which is also mainly Sunni), will get together.  And that type of confederation is what a major Sunni group called the Muslim Brotherhood is working towards developing.  Because the Bible predicts this type of confederation in the end times (see Ezekiel 30:1-8; Daniel 11:40-43), it will come to pass.

Because I believe that Syria is one of the countries that will support the final King of the South (Daniel 11:40), and its President Assad is basically on the outs with other Arabic nations, something (like him and his government) will have to change there. Syria’s possession and possible limited use of chemical weapons,  has not endeared it to much of the international community which is more and more isolating itself from the Assad regime.   Despite occasional governmental military victories, the situation in Syria will change.

Furthermore, as most readers of this page realize, the Bible also clearly teaches that Damascus, Syria’s capital, will be destroyed (Isaiah 17:1). Change will occur in Syria.  More change is coming.

“And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:37).

Items of possibly related interest may include:

Damascus and Syria in Prophecy Will Bashar Assad hold power as he has it? Does the Bible show that Damascus, the capital of Syria, will be destroyed? What will happen to Syria? Will the Syrians support the final King of the South that the Bible tells will rise up? Which scriptures discuss the rise and fall of an Arabic confederation? Does Islamic prophecy predict the destruction of Syria. This is a YouTube video.
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims?
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Rise of the King of the South The Bible tells of the formation of a power of nations that are in the Middle East and North Africa that are part of the final “King of the South” (Daniel 11:40-43) The Muslim Brotherhood wishes to have an Islamic empire with basically the same nations. This YouTube video explains what to expect from such a confederation.

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