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Russia exerts growing clout in Middle East as it begins patrols in Golan Heights

Sergei Kuralenko, deputy commander of Russia's Group of Forces in Syria CREDIT: GETTY

  • Alec Luhn, in tal kroum, syria  Published: 15 AUGUST 2018 • 12:03AM

Russia Military Clout in ME

Russian military police have begun patrolling the demilitarised zone between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights, highlighting Moscow's increasing clout as a Middle Eastern power broker following its intervention in the civil war there.

“The Russian military police are pioneers in renewing patrols of the Golan Heights,” Lt Gen Sergei Kuralenko told journalists at a damaged United Nations observer post.

“There is almost no danger besides from mines. The whole demilitarised zone is under control now.”

Following the start of the Syrian conflict, militants drove out the UN peacekeepers that had served in the area since 1974.

The pockmarked guardhouses and discarded ammo and rocket-propelled grenade launcher boxes testified to the fierce fighting between Bashar Assad's regime and the Nusra Front before government forces pushed the al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group from the post and the wider area last month.

A Syrian army soldier stands at a check-point as a Russian military police vehicle, right, passes by near the village of Almajdiyeh CREDIT: AP

The militants turned many of the UN posts into suicide bomber schools, Mr Kuralenko said during a tour organised by the Russian defence ministry.

The mission of Moscow's forces is to help the UN disengagement observer force restart its monitoring of the zone, he said. They have mapped safe routes and accompanied UN observers down the MCM road through the DMZ this month, he added.

Russian military police have four bases in the area and will establish more on Bravo Line, the side of the zone held by Syria.

Vladimir Putin began backing his ally Assad with bombing runs in 2015, but the Russian role has expanded to include military advisers, police, private military contractors and, according to some reports, ground forces.

Russian military police officer stands guard near the town of Alhureyeh, Syria CREDIT: AP

As it helped turned the conflict in Assad's favour, Russia has positioned itself as a major voice in determining the post-war order, holding negotiations with rebels and serving as an intermediary with other governments in the region.

This is no surprise to Bible Students as Russia will come against Israel and Egypt with many ships and Syria cements Russia's presence right on the door step to the Middle East.  This will allow Russia and Europe to move quickly down the coast of Israel and into Egypt just as the prophecy of Daniel and Ezekiel desribe.

Russia will become more closely linked to Europe militarily whereby Russia will become a "guard" unto the European Nations according to Ezekiel 38:7. 

Ezekiel 38:15 says this: "15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: 16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes."

Also Ezekiel 38:5-6 says that "Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer (France), and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (Turkey) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee."

So Iran and Turkey will be involved with Russia and it's Army and the move into the Middle East.

See this Article: Putin cements powerful new alliance with Iran and Turkey in challenge to Trump and the West

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

Bible Prophecy about the alignment of Nations in the Latter Days