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Syria: Rebels Capture Major Strategic Dam On The Euphrates River In Country’s North

If the Euphrates River is dried up prior to Armageddon, closing a dam or two would be a pretty quick way to do it …

Revelation 16:12-16, “Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared… to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty… to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.”

By BASSEM MROUE, Orlando Sentinel – “BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels on Monday captured a hydroelectric dam on the Euphrates River in the country’s north after days of heavy clashes, carting off boxes of ammunition from defeated regime forces in the latest in a string of recent strategic advances for opposition fighters, activists said.

Also Monday, activists said rebels and pro-government Kurdish gunmen struck a truce to end days of fighting in the town of Ras al-Ayn near the border with Turkey that opposition forces entered earlier this month.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebel fighters overran regime defenses and captured the Tishrin Dam, near the town of Manbij, before dawn Monday. Observatory director Rami Abdul-Rahman said the dam supplies several areas of Syria with electricity.

‘This is a major blow to the regime,’ said Abdul-Rahman by telephone, describing the dam as ‘strategic location’ on the Euphrates, which flows from Turkey through Syria and into Iraq.

The rebels have scored a series of hard-fought strategic advances recently, perhaps even seizing the momentum in their relentless battle of topple President Bashar Assad’s regime. On Sunday, they captured a regime helicopter base outside Damascus before pulling back for fear of government airstrikes.

Amateur videos posted online showed gunmen inside the dam’s operations room as an employee sat in front of five screens speaking by telephone about the level of water behind the dam. Another video showed gunman in front of dozens of green wooden boxes apparently full of munitions.

A gunman opened one of the boxes showing that it contained hand grenades. ‘The Free Syrian Army has fully liberated the Tishrin Dam,’ one of the rebels could be heard saying.

The activist videos appeared genuine and corresponded to other AP reporting about the events depicted. Syria restricts the access of reporters.” Read more.

  1. 11/26/2012 at 2:37 PM

    Thanks for the information. more than a few people should take notice, but they wont.


  2. Anonymous
    11/26/2012 at 2:42 PM

    This is major!! wow


  3. 11/26/2012 at 3:06 PM

    Syria rages out of control as the shiites and sunni’s battle for control. (North & South). I often wondered if the drying up of the Euphrates was a literal drying of the river or of the people’s. But it’s looking like it could be a literal drying of the river. There’s a major dam in Turkey also, that could completely dry up the river. Several major things have happened recently, that I doubt most people are realizing. Looking up.


  4. 11/26/2012 at 3:20 PM

    Reblogged this on servehiminthewaiting.


  5. Suzanne Rose Samuel
    12/02/2012 at 11:46 PM

    Yes! This is major. Kings of the East…East of the Euphrates? Or East of Persia? Fox did have a little on it but nothing about this is out front anywhere. Thanks for the complete story.


  6. laurel sobol
    03/12/2013 at 2:54 PM

    Reblogged this on GEOENGINEERED WORLD.


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