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Syria Rebels Capture Dabiq, Where ISIS Promised Final Battle with West

An Islamic prophesy names Dabiq as the site of a battle between Muslims and infidels that will presage doomsday

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    In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, Turkish tanks head to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey. Turkey-backed Syrian rebels pushed ISIS from the symbolic village of Dabiq Oct. 16.

    Syrian rebels said they captured the village of Dabiq from ISIS Sunday, forcing the jihadist group from a stronghold where it had promised to fight a final, apocalyptic battle with the West. 

    The rebels, backed by Turkish tanks and warplanes, also took neighboring Soran, said Ahmed Osman, head of the Sultan Murad group, one of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions involved in the clashes on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

    An Islamic prophesy names Dabiq as the site of a battle between Muslims and infidels that will presage doomsday, a message used extensively in Islamic State's propaganda.