LIBYA - The northern Libyan city of Sirte is home to some of the country's largest oil drilling operations & a major seaport & has a history of housing Libya’s most brutal players. It was both the birthplace & the site of the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi , who was killed during the 2011 Arab Spring protests . . . Four years later, it has fallen into the hands of the Islamic State group. On Thursday, militants seized an airport that houses the base that NATO forces bombed to oust Gadhafi. The airport was previously under the control of militias loyal to the Tripoli-based General National Congress, one of two governments & several militias currently fighting for control of the country.
Forces loyal to the GNC, which is not recognized by the international community, were forced to retreat from the airport and nearby military base, making it one of the most significant military gains yet for the group also known as ISIS branch in Libya. " After they left, Islamic State group fighters entered the base, which had been completely emptied of equipment except for one military plane, which is out of use," Mohamad al-Shami, an GNC spokesman, told Agence France-Presse. Earlier this year, the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Bernardino León, said the country was “ very close to total chaos. ” With the growth of ISIS in the country , Libya’s civil war has now become more complicated & chaotic than ever.
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PROPHECY INSIGHTS - Bible prophecy is emphatic . . . ' Libya ' will be a member of Russia's ' latter-day ' confederacy that will invade the Middle East. As America rapidly disengages & withdraws from the Middle East & despite the prevailing chaos within Libya , we know with ' certainty ' a strategic alliance between Russia & Libya will soon develop. With Vladimir Putin already extending his influence & power in Syria & Iraq , & formulating an anti-ISIS coalition with Iran & even the Catholic Papacy , we will soon see Russian hegemonic power spread across the Middle East , & taking in Libya in fulfilment of Daniel 11 & Ezekiel 38. The final pieces are being put into place. The ' time of the end ' . . . is at hand !!!
DANIEL 11v40-43 - At the time of the end shall the ' king of the south ' ( UK-USA ) push at him & the ' king of the north ' ( Russia ) shall come against him like a whirlwind , with chariots & with horsemen & with many ships & he shall enter into the countries & shall overflow & pass over. He shall enter also into ' the glorious land ' ( Israel ) . . . & many countries shall be overthrown . . . He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: & the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold & of silver & over all the precious things of Egypt : & the ' LIBYANS ' & the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
EZEKIEL 38v3-5, 8 - Behold , I am against thee , O Gog ( Russian Leader ) , the chief prince of Meshech & Tubal : And I will turn thee back & put hooks into thy jaws & I will bring thee forth & all thine army , horses & horsemen , all of them clothed with all sorts of armour , even a great company with bucklers & shields , all of them handling swords : Persia ( Iran ) , Ethiopia & ' Libya ' with them ; all of them with shield & helmet . . . v8 in ' the latter years ' thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, & is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel,