An ancient prophecy predicted an end-all battle meant to evoke the end of the world – and ISIS is preparing to trigger it.
According to the extremists’ perversion of the Koran, Dabiq will be the site of a “major apocalyptic showdown with the armies of the infidel” that will prompt the end of civilization.
As explained by Express, American commandos and Turkish troops stand just three miles from the prophesied city of Dabiq.
ISIS claimed the final battle will occur in a field just outside Dabiq and quote their prophet, Mohammed, saying “the last hour will not come” until an army conquers the Romans at “Dabiq or Al-A’maq.”
The group is so obsessed with the apocalypse prophecy, they named their hate-filled magazine after the prophesied city.
One of the founders of ISIS, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, quoted the magazine to say: “The spark has been lit here in Iraq, and its heat will continue to intensify – by Allah’s permission – until it burns the crusader armies in Dābiq.”
Some sources claim the battle has already begun, with reports of Turkish artillery fire hitting Dabiq.
The Islamic State’s “news agency,” Amaq, claimed a man was killed in the strike last Friday and the terrorist organization vowed to make the Dabiq prophesy come true.
The prophesy claims “[N]ations gathering under 80 flags will confront the Muslim armies” and many believe the alliance of Western countries has fulfilled that requirement.
Apparently, their prophet declared: “The last hour will not come until the Romans arrived in al-A’maq or Dabiq, and an army consisting of the best people on earth in those days will hasten them from Medina.”
One-third of Islamist fighters will run when the attack comes and another third will be killed, the but remaining groups will survive the battle and will be triumphant.
Believers hold tight to the prophecy, particularly since reports of ISIS failures and battlefield defeat after defeat have left the group humiliated.
Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, who recently returned from Iraq, said there was “no doubt” that ISIS was “facing defeat.”
The terrorists have already lost strategic towns surrounding Dabiq and much of their territory in Iraq and Syria. Their weapons and fighters smuggling ring has been broken and the end for their reign draws near.