Once again we are witnessing “Prophetic Headlines” right before our eyes! This latest one regards Damascus, Syria which is directly mentioned in Isaiah Chapter 17. The Prophet describes it being destroyed in a future event that has not yet taken place in our lifetimes. According to a new report coming out of the Mideast, Fighting around Syria’s capital has cut 300,000 people off from humanitarian aid and pauses in the conflict are needed to let aid convoys in, Jan Egeland, U.N. humanitarian advisor on Syria, said on Thursday.
Excerpt From Reuters:
“They are totally dependent on our supplies. Starvation will be just around the corner unless we get there in the coming weeks,” Egeland told Reuters in an interview after chairing the weekly Syria humanitarian taskforce meeting in Geneva. The besieged Douma and Kafr Batna areas of rural Damascus contain 161,000 and 142,000 civilians respectively. Their food stocks have dwindled and informal supply routes have been cut. “The increase in the fighting has disastrous effects on the civilian population,” Egeland said. “They haven’t had any supplies by the U.N. since October in Douma, and in the Kafr Batna area not since June of last year.”