Russia bombards Syrian rebels near site of downed Russian jet

YAYLADAGI, Turkey (Reuters) – Russian forces launched a heavy bombardment against insurgent-held areas in Syria’s Latakia province on Wednesday, near where a Russian warplane had been shot down by Turkey the day before, rebels and a monitoring group said.

Moving Towards Ezekiel 38-39

“Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:”
Ezekiel 38:2-5

” Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.”
Ezekiel 38:7

ITD Editor's Note about the words: Gog, Magog, Syria, Persia, Hezbollah and Hamas

Many Bible teachers believe that Gog is the leader of the Russia alliance in the latter days.
These teachers also believe that Magog, (the descendant of Japheth, Noah’s son, and genealogical head of the gentiles), is identified as the Russian coalition in the latter days.
Persia in concert with Adolf Hitler, changed its name to Iran (Aryan Land) in May of 1935, is the geographical seat from which Japheth populated the Gentile Nations.
Iran, is calling for the destruction of the Jewish people worldwide.
Syria is aligned with Iran.
Hezbollah, the militant Shiite Islamist group, is the military arm of Iran in Lebanon.
Hamas, the militant Sunni Islamist group, is a military arm of ISIS in Gaza.
ISIS, the militant Sunni Islamist group, is warring with Syria, a Shiite controlled country. It is also committed to the destruction of Israel and all western culture.
Islam, is divided into two warring factions, the Sunni’s and the Shiite.
However, both warring groups have the USA and Israel as their common enemies.
Gog (believed to be the chief prince of Russia) is being a guard (protector) of all of these groups.
Iran, is leading the Shiite’s and believes it will be used of Allah to bring their messiah, The Twelfth Imam. The One who is to succeed Muhammad as leader of Shiite Islam and rule over the world.

At least 12 air strikes hit Latakia’s northern countryside as pro-government forces clashed with fighters from al Qaeda’s Nusra Front and Turkmen insurgents in the Jabal Akrad and Jabal Turkman areas, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
A Turkmen commander said missiles fired from Russian warships in the Mediterranean were also hitting the area, as well as heavy artillery shelling.
Hassan Haj Ali, the head of Liwa Suqour al-Jabal, a rebel group operating in western Syria, also said there were fierce battles in the area, with Russian aircraft supporting pro-government forces.
Turkey on Tuesday shot down a Russian warplane that it said had entered Turkish airspace, something denied by Moscow.
It crashed in the Jabal Turkman area, the Observatory said.
Both pilots bailed out. The Russian Defence Ministry said one had been shot dead from the ground as he parachuted down, but that one was safe and had returned to Russia’s air base in western Syria.
However, a deputy commander of rebel Turkmen forces in Syria said on Tuesday that his men had shot both pilots dead as they parachuted down.
The incident was one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes for half a century between Russia and a NATO member country.
A Turkish military source said Turkish troops on the border were on alert on Wednesday after the bombardment began.
Russia began intervening in the Syrian civil war on Sept. 30 in support of President Bashar al-Assad, whose forces are fighting insurgents backed by regional powers including Turkey.
The Russian air raids, launched ostensibly to target Islamic State, have mostly hit other, foreign-backed rebel groups, the United States says.
There have been strikes for several weeks in Latakia province, whose capital of the same name is Assad’s coastal stronghold, but the Observatory said Wednesday’s bombardments were particularly heavy.
(Reporting by Seyhmus Cakan in Yayladagi and John Davison in Beirut; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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