ISIS Armageddon A Dud: Syrian rebels backed by Turkey capture Isis stronghold of Dabiq

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have reportedly taken over the northern Syrian town of Dabiq from Islamic State (Isis) on Sunday (16 October). The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, “Rebels captured Dabiq after IS [Daesh] members withdrew from the area”.

The monitoring group’s head Rami Abdel Rahman said that the rebels seized control of nearby Sawran town. Dabiq is around 10km (six miles) from the border with Turkey.

The town of Dabiq is of great importance to the jihadist group because of a Sunni prophecy which states that it will be the place of an end-of-times battle between the West and Islam.

  • Islam’s “phantom army” ( disappears into the general population at will.

    The only way to kill them in mass is to catch them out in the open where they cannot find human shields.

    • bob e

      or have a tremendous ‘accident’ that greases everyone
      for 10 sq miles ..

    • tom_billesley

      Take a rifle away from a dead jihadi fighter and for the photojournalist he becomes a civilian wrongfully killed on his way to pray, and the latest atrocity.

      • mobuyus

        Even better, if you can get beyond the beard he’s “a child”.

  • vwVwwVwv

    muslim war’s!
    now IS retreated big all huakbar and will wait till the turks go home, than they will retake, big allahuakbar, than russia will help assad, big allahuakbar, than
    russians will leave, is will retake, big alla huakbar…..

    • FactsWillOut

      Assad and the Russians are the only good guys there.

      All the rest are Sunnis(Whahabis/Salafists, same thing), you know, the ones that did 9/11, and are currently unleashing a scourge over the planet?

      • vwVwwVwv

        thats not the smartest response i got today

        • FactsWillOut

          Ahh, a content-free rebuttal. Well done!

          • vwVwwVwv

            there are christians, yessidis, bahais, balushis, druse….
            russia is not good outside of russia and assad is the pathway to iran for to kill all what YOU love.

          • FactsWillOut

            Um, no, that’s the Saudis, not the Iranians.

          • vwVwwVwv

            no difference in inideology but iran is soon nuklear and than
            by by electricity after EMP. you are RT infected.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        The Shiites are just as bad. Let them and the Sunnis slaughter each other until heaven runs out of virgins.

    • tom_billesley

      More mahometans fed into the meat grinder of war….no downside provided we include ourselves out.

  • FactsWillOut

    Turkey-backed rebels = ISIS.

    • tom_billesley

      The local Sunni fighters follow tribal leaders whose loyalties are capricious and venal.

      • A Hamilton Guy

        As I have said before: Grease the ammo with pork fat; give the ammo and weapons to the ladies they’ve abused, and watch the gutless bastards f off at the high port, weaponless.