Turkey to attack Manbij and Tell Rifaat next. Syrian tanks on the Golan Heights. U.S. to leave Syria.
This week in Bible prophecy – April 7, 2018
By Craig C. White
I’ve been telling people about the Turkish conquest of northern Syria and the subsequent destruction of Damascus for seven years now. After Turkey destroys Damascus they will then lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into northern Israel. This week that scenario is taking it’s final form on several fronts.
This week the Syrian war was on hold while Turkey, Russia, and Iran met in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. After the Syria meeting Turkey announced that they plan to attack Manbij and Tell Rifaat next. Manbij and Tell Rifaat are the last two areas that are controlled by the Kurds west of the Euphrates River in northwestern Syria. There were reports that Turkey had already taken control of Tell Rifaat but they turned out to be rumors.
The Syrian Army is still bombing the Al-Qaeda held neighborhood of eastern Ghouta located to the northeast of Damascus. Ghouta is the last rebel held suburb of Damascus. Tens of thousands of Al-Qaeda rebels and their families have already been relocated to the Al-Qaeda held Idlib province to the north. The Idlib province is located next to the Hamah province. The Syrian Army controls Hamah and is fighting against Al-Qaeda there. Al-Qaeda in Idlib have now been reinforced with the influx of tens of thousands more Al-Qaeda rebels from Ghouta.
In accordance with the Turkey, Russia, and Iran conference, Turkey is being allowed to continue importing Turkish troops into Idlib. Turkey has been amassing troops in Idilb over the past few months. Turkey is supposed to be suppressing the Al-Qaeda forces in Idlib but have yet to do so. The notion that Turkey would fight against Al-Qaeda is preposterous since Turkey has been the chief supporter of Al-Qaeda in Syria for the past seven years. Turkey continues to allow foreign Al-Qaeda fighters to enter Syria through Turkey’s southern border. The Al-Qaeda comprised Free Syrian Army has been Turkey’s closest fighting partners and proxy force in Syria.
With the build-up of Turkish and Al-Qaeda troops in Idlib we should expect a major offensive to begin between the Turkish supported troops in Idlib and the Syrian Army in Hamah.
Hamah and Tell Rifaat are identified in Jeremiah 49:23. According to Jeremiah, after these cities hear evil reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed.
Jeremiah 49:23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
Expect to hear reports about a Turkish led assault on Syrian forces in Hamah in conjunction with reports about the Turkish attack on Tell Rifaat.
Also this week Syria has placed several tanks in the demilitarized zone of the Golan Heights in order to fight against Al-Qaeda there. Israel is understandably concerned. Israel is also concerned that U.S. President Trump has announced plans for the U.S. to withdraw troops from Syria. The U.S. has less than two thousand soldiers in Syria. They have been directing Kurdish forces in the fight against ISIS. President Trump says that the mission to destroy ISIS in Syria is nearly complete. In recent weeks however, while the Kurds have been drawn into a fight with Turkey they have not been able to fight against ISIS. ISIS has begun making a come back in northern Syria and in northern Iraq.
With Syrian and Iranian forces near Israel’s northern border and with U.S. forces on their way out of Syria this leads me to ask, will Israel ask Turkey for help to fight Syria on the Golan Heights? A similar scenario took place in 734 BC. Israel asked Assyria to help fight Syria. After Assyria conquered Damascus then they invaded northern Israel. This is described in the Bible. This is why the Antichrist is likened to the ancient Assyrian Kings.
By the way, I think that Jesus is coming back when Turkey reaches northern Israel. I thought that you might want to know.