Systematic air strikes are dismantling the Al Qods compound at Abu Kamal

The air strike of Saturday night, Dec. 7, was the fourth this week in a campaign for breaking up the Iranian Al Qods strategic hub which houses Iraqi Shiite militias outside Abu Kamal near the Iraqi border. The strikes aim not only to stem the flow of arms convoys from Iraq, but to level its buildings in order to put the facility permanently out of commission.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report the campaign’s intensity is being gradually notched up. The latest bombardment was therefore the heaviest. The damage caused was excessive and the casualty count ran into dozens, according to Western military and intelligence estimates – mostly Iraqi Shiite militiamen but also Iranian Al Qods officers.

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett had this raid in mind when on Sunday, he said, “We must shift from prevention to the offensive, as the only way to drive Iranian aggression out of Syria.” In typical hyperbole, he declared: “We say to them (the Iranians) that Syria will be their Vietnam. You will bleed until your forces quit Syria!”

Eastern Syria is turning into an arena for combined US and Israeli aerial operations, in the face of which Iran and the Iraqi militias have so far held silent. DEBKAfile postulates three reasons for their non-response:

  1. They have no air force units available in the arena for defense.
  2. Iran’s supreme commander in the region, Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani, is deeply mired in an all-out effort to salvage Tehran’s grip on Iraq’s Shiite community against swelling anti-Iran resistance in the south and Baghdad. Iraq comes first in Tehran’s order of priorities ahead of Abu Kamal.
  3. Soleimani is waiting for an opportune moment for hitting back.

A detailed rundown of this critical campaign against a major Iranian military hub in Syria and its ramifications, plus more exclusive eye-openers, will appear in the coming issue of DEBKA Weekly (for subscribers) out on Friday Dec. 13.   To subscribe, click here.

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63 thoughts on “Systematic air strikes are dismantling the Al Qods compound at Abu Kamal

  • Dec 8, 2019 @ 21:22 at 21:22
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    THE BEARDED PERVSIANS AND THEIR CO-LUSTERS OF HUMP-BACKED ANIMALS PRIVATES MUST BE DESTROYED. THE IDF IS THE SOLUTION! GO GREAT ISRAEL!

    • Dec 8, 2019 @ 21:32 at 21:32
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      Genocide and hate of others, Jim is a true example of the depraved Ashkenazi mindset. Long may your funeral pyres in Israel need to be burn 🔥once the scales are balanced.

      • Dec 8, 2019 @ 21:38 at 21:38
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        Happy Nakba Sand Nazi pig!

      • Dec 8, 2019 @ 21:55 at 21:55
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        Gehenna which is the trash heap where the filth and the dead as thrown and the fires burn perpetually in order to consume the filth and bone is i think what you are referring. Its also the place where the jews practiced the rites of Baal and Moloch where they burned their sons ans daughters in the fire.

        So yes a very traditional, symbolic and appropriate way to send them back to their gods…

        • Dec 8, 2019 @ 22:25 at 22:25
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          yeshaya 30:33 For Topheth has long been ready, Indeed, it has been prepared for the king. He has made it deep and large, A pyre of fire with plenty of wood; The breath of the LORD, like a torrent of brimstone, sets it afire.

        • Dec 9, 2019 @ 11:41 at 11:41
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          So says……………………….Tommy, demonstrating to us all once again what a deprived and pathetic anti-Semite he is.

        • Dec 9, 2019 @ 12:53 at 12:53
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          @tommy:when breivig comes out of jail,people of your type will swallow zyklon

      • Dec 8, 2019 @ 21:58 at 21:58
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        YOU’RE THE SUBHUMAN POSTING HATRED TO US. NOW GO BACK TO PHUCKING YOUR SMELLY HUMP-BACKED ANIMALS AND GOATES WHILST YOUR WHORRE MOTHER GOES BACK TO PHUCKING ANYTHING THAT PAYS HER.

        • Dec 8, 2019 @ 22:07 at 22:07
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          O the irony, lol. You were just posting hatred toward the Iranian and calling for their destruction, and now someone calls for yours and you find that offensive. I guess the humor is lost on you…

          • Dec 8, 2019 @ 22:29 at 22:29
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            Well done,very well done! Finally, Israel comes to her senses and starts fighting the Nazi-monsters of teheran !
            Should have been done long ago – hopefully its not too late !

          • Dec 8, 2019 @ 22:38 at 22:38
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            I have been following the verbal dance between Iran and Israel also the USA, Iran started this argument with the statements of burning Israel First when they got their first chemistry set and Estes model rocket kits, if you threaten any country with nuclear annihilation you are in for real trouble, especially when the countries you threaten have mature nuclear offensive and defensive forces capable of destroying the blowhard Iranians, It is also the Iranians who have moved into Syria committing acts of war against Israel and the USA, so lets stay with facts, not the typical muzzie rhetoric from the Iranian wannabe’s, the Russians will not risk or attack the USA or Israeli forces.

          • Dec 8, 2019 @ 22:59 at 22:59
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            OH THE IRONY OF BEING A RACIST DICQ SUCH AS YOU THOMMY. FOR DECADES THE BEARDED PERVSIANS HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL. WHY NOT COMMENT ON THAT, NATZI, POS.

          • Dec 9, 2019 @ 11:46 at 11:46
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            “I guess the humor is lost on you…”

            Based on your posts, Tommy, something even more substantial was lost on you!

      • Dec 9, 2019 @ 14:40 at 14:40
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        Scales won’t be balanced in your lifetime.

        • Dec 10, 2019 @ 11:51 at 11:51
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          “Scales won’t be balanced in your lifetime.”

          @Tommy,

          You’re so right, Tommy……………………..YOUR scales are so far off kilter that balancing them won’t likely happen during any one’s lifetime which is so obvious to any reasonable person reading your posts.

      • Dec 9, 2019 @ 20:36 at 20:36
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        Muslim Military Doctrine 101: lose miserably and humiliatingly, and declare victory! Demand the complete surrender of the victor. That way, you never lose, despite losing! Works every time.

      • Dec 12, 2019 @ 22:17 at 22:17
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        Funeral Pires are for Hindu’s, Retard.

      • Dec 13, 2019 @ 2:10 at 2:10
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        meanwhile the Iranians are being pushed back. Debka said they have started up their Iranian made S300 and S400 defenses. Those Radars are pointed towards the East where the Israeli warplanes have been attacking.
        why have they not yet used them?

    • Dec 9, 2019 @ 0:59 at 0:59
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      Israel is to far away to hit abu kamal …..the planes are coming from Saudi Arabia over the border….. F16 protected by US F15 from Qatar

  • Dec 8, 2019 @ 21:25 at 21:25
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    Another fine example of our special state who’s history is that of agression and hate against its neighbors. International law. One has to wonder when Israelis neighbors eventually do begin fighting back if the Israeli press will care to remember the Israeli actions that caused it.

    • Dec 8, 2019 @ 21:59 at 21:59
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      AND YET THAT WHORRE MOTHER OF YOURS TAKES OUR SHEKELS AND DOLLARS. PLEASE EXPLAIN.

      • Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:29 at 5:29
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        What do you think this statement adds to anything? Take your Prozac and calm down.

      • Dec 9, 2019 @ 6:07 at 6:07
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        Jim Carrol,

        As usual, you are correct when it comes to the scum that post here. They aren’t worth our spit.

      • Dec 10, 2019 @ 2:12 at 2:12
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        Haim Solomon went bankrupt to finance the American Revolution. America has – or rather our nazi families, i.e., Bush, Mellon, Morgan, DuPont, Rockefeller, Et Al – refused to pay his heirs.

        Israel R&D on F-15 and 16 avionics plus battle testing was valued in the 1980’s at $80 BILLION. AND NOT LEAST, America will bless Israel because every educated person knows that only by blessing Israel will they avoid God’s curses. Read for Bible when you reboot your brain.

    • Dec 9, 2019 @ 11:57 at 11:57
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      “Another fine example of our special state who’s history is that of agression and hate against its neighbors.”

      When the British Mandate ended, the modern State of Israel offered peace to all of its neighbors and the other countries in the region. The response they received was to be attacked from all sides.
      The historical facts on the ground do not support what you are claiming.

  • Dec 8, 2019 @ 21:48 at 21:48
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    Eliminating a threat cannot be hatred,….. Bravo kochavi, bravo Cohen and bravo Bennett…….
    VICTORY ISRAEL THY ENEMIES ARE CRUMBLING

  • Dec 8, 2019 @ 21:52 at 21:52
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    Everytime israel attacks somwhere is syria or iraq, gaza fire few rockets into israel. Both of these actions useless why not israel attacks iran and once for all kill each other.

    • Dec 9, 2019 @ 12:10 at 12:10
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      “Everytime israel attacks somwhere is syria or iraq, gaza fire few rockets into israel. Both of these actions useless why not israel attacks iran and once for all kill each other.”

      @ Han,

      Israel is already attacking the Iranian military……………….in Syria, which is NOT in Iran. Have you taken into consideration just WHY the Iranian military remains in Syria and Iraq now that ISIS has been pretty much defeated?

  • Dec 8, 2019 @ 21:52 at 21:52
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    6 ex Heads of Mossad have stated that America leaving the JCPOA was a bad idea on many levels. Some have stated that Israel’s continued abuse of its neighbours will have serious consequences in the future.
    They also state that what Bibi is doing is dragging the state of Israel in a downward spiral
    These are people who know much more than you of I
    With that in mind and the winter solstice approaching i wish you all a Happy New Year .

    • Dec 9, 2019 @ 12:18 at 12:18
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      ” Some have stated that Israel’s continued abuse of its neighbours will have serious consequences in the future.”

      @ Bill’s world,

      Just how has Israel “abused its neighbors” ?

      Here’s a recap from one of my previous posts in response to your comment:

      “When the British Mandate ended, the modern State of Israel offered peace to all of its neighbors and the other countries in the region. The response they received was to be attacked from all sides.
      The historical facts on the ground do not support what you are claiming.”

      • Dec 9, 2019 @ 14:03 at 14:03
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        ”Most have stated that Iran’s continued abuse of its Gulf State Neighbors already have serious consequences in the future!”

      • Dec 9, 2019 @ 15:17 at 15:17
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        @How Mossad Exposed Iran’s Nuke Cheating?
        Oh another useful idiot who never done his homework.
        Iranian nuclear archives Project Amad 1999- 2003. please notice the date 2003.
        Iran shut down the project in 2003 and all intelligence agency’s have agreed this apart from Bibi who constantly needs a Bogeyman to frighten little children

        The IAEA has known about Project Amad well before the signing of the nuclear agreement in the Iran nuclear deal, in 2015, and published material on it in 2011 as did all others who signed it.

        Winter solstice is coming , Happy New Year

          • Dec 9, 2019 @ 16:48 at 16:48
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            @Israel’s Iran Documents Show Nuclear Deal ‘Was Built On Lies’ – Mossad!
            Not my words , IAEA’s words
            Another useful idiot who never read anything and understands even less.
            International Atomic Energy Agency that’s the IAEA to you
            All documents in the public domain.
            Published material on it in 2011
            Winter is fast approaching, A Happy New Year

        • Dec 9, 2019 @ 16:07 at 16:07
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          Good, all Iran has to do is to negotiate another deal and make sure it is approved by the US Senate this time. A Treaty would be Binding on any President. Iran has had better dealings with Trump any how and as well as Iran has shown better behavior. President Obama was the one that made the mistake not including the US Senate. A Treaty is far more Powerful & Sustaining!

    • Dec 10, 2019 @ 21:08 at 21:08
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      Bill is more than likely correct. When the Turks are ready the war will happen, it is just a matter of time. For those of you living in Israel it will look like arrows raining on you every day, 1000’s a day targeting airbases and naval bases and along the front . Simultaneously being hit by Turkish and Syrian Airforce in the North, and Turkish and any other air force that wants to join them in the south. Militants from Syria Lebanon and Jordan will break the front overrunning the country. the USA cannot help because they cannot penetrate the Russian and Chinese controlled oceans and air space. Israel has no choice but to use both strategic and theater nuclear weapons. it stops the war but the vast majority of Israel Including Jerusalem is in control of the Turks. They set up their government. Then

  • Dec 8, 2019 @ 21:54 at 21:54
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    May this naftalization be a bennettifical one!

    • Dec 9, 2019 @ 0:04 at 0:04
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      We did not know that Bennet is defense minister . According to our information , he never served in military , and he is not really Israeli . Who`s joke was that ? How many guesses should we give ? 1 ?

      • Dec 9, 2019 @ 14:20 at 14:20
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        Solomeo that means the Iranian Military is more Feeble as Iran can’t stop Bennet Attacks on the IRGC!

  • Dec 9, 2019 @ 3:15 at 3:15
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    Looks like the Iranian Al Qods are Leaving Iraq & going back To Iran in Coffins! So Much for Bavar-393?

  • Dec 9, 2019 @ 3:21 at 3:21
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    Until Iran’s Shiia Transform Their Historic Hate They Will Just continue to Transmit It To Others!

  • Dec 9, 2019 @ 3:30 at 3:30
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    °Comments containing incitement, libel or offensive language are barred under DEBKAfile’s regulations°
    REALLY??? SO WHY YOU PUBLISH COMMENTS LIKE THIS ONE:

    Genocide and hate of others, Jim is a true example of the depraved Ashkenazi mindset. Long may your funeral pyres in Israel need to be burn 🔥once the scales are balanced.

    BY SOMENE WHO SIGNED:

    🔥Holocaust🔥 and marshmallows = yummy

    • Dec 9, 2019 @ 4:17 at 4:17
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      Dont you guys just love the selective outrage from George? You overlook that which apply to other peoples and just focus on what is negative to Jews. Obviously those that are making hateful comments about other races are Ashkenazi “Jews” so i guess it goes without saying that you George are a ✡racist✡.

      At least Jim has the courage to admit that his comments were out of fear for the threats that Iran has made over the years, so i can understand him acting out. While I may question his conclusion i respect his honesty.

      You however ignore that post and Jims reply which speaks volumes about your character.

      • Dec 9, 2019 @ 12:34 at 12:34
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        Read Tommy’s comment carefully:

        ” Obviously those that are making hateful comments about other races are Ashkenazi “Jews”———– “.

        In reference to many comments previously posted by Tommy, based very specifically on his “logic” as stated by him above, can we now conclude that Tommy is an “Ashkenasi Jew” ?

    • Dec 9, 2019 @ 6:18 at 6:18
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      To Georges:

      Faygot- What kind of guy says “yummy”. A Faygot. lol

    • Dec 9, 2019 @ 14:26 at 14:26
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      Yes Debka never bars Carrol. I have mentioned it to them about 50 times in the last few years and nothing changes.
      His comments are more than disgusting or offensive.

      • Dec 9, 2019 @ 18:27 at 18:27
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        I RESENT THAT ARMAGEDDON LOSER, MY COMMENTS ARE ON-TARGET AND BRILLIANT. WATCH FOR MY SHOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE FUTURE!

  • Dec 9, 2019 @ 13:52 at 13:52
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    @davefromrange…..Do your homework

    Yedioth Ahronoth…….. 28/3/18 ex heads of Shin Bet speak out
    breakingthesilence….Ami Ayalon and Carmi Gillon voice concerns 6/4/17

    Don’t know what history books you have over there , do you colour them in ?
    Winter solstice is fast approaching, Happy New Year

    • Dec 9, 2019 @ 14:24 at 14:24
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      History Books? What History have Iranian Won since 1979 or Shiia since 632 CE?

      • Dec 9, 2019 @ 17:02 at 17:02
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        @IRGC Good At Killing Protesters Only!
        Those who do not know their history are condemned to repeat the same mistakes , i paraphrase but you get the meaning.
        I talk about Shin Bet leaders voicing their concerns over Israel’s actions and you reply with drivel .
        I guess when Shin Bet speaks you close your ears. ,
        Only when the pupil is ready to hear will his ears open
        Winter solstice is near ,Happy New Year

        • Dec 9, 2019 @ 18:41 at 18:41
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          Billy, Excuses Or Are Your Eyes Wide Shut on IRGC Killing Protesters Right Now? Do you condemn IRGC?

          • Dec 10, 2019 @ 5:15 at 5:15
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            What do you expect the government to do when they face a US led color revolution? Yes its sad that people are dying but the alternative is to end up with a Ukraine style Western puppet government. This may be good for the Ashkenazi but it will bleed the country dry as the Banksters quickly destroy the country

        • Dec 10, 2019 @ 12:33 at 12:33
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          “” Some have stated that Israel’s continued abuse of its neighbours will have serious consequences in the future.”

          “I talk about Shin Bet leaders voicing their concerns over Israel’s actions and you reply with drivel .
          I guess when Shin Bet speaks you close your ears. ,”

          @ Bill’s world,

          In view of the known fact that there are certain parties in the region (with a vast array of resources) whom are dedicated to Israel’s destruction, it’s only logical that many actions taken are proactive and have complex effects but end up being necessary for survival.
          It’s only logical that there will be differences of opinion among people in the highest places of any government under those circumstances.

          As you stated:
          “Those who do not know their history are condemned to repeat the same mistakes”

          That’s exactly why specific actions are being taken by the Israelis.
          Maybe this is upsetting to some people, but one thing I guess you got right:

          “Winter solstice is near ,Happy New Year”

          Thanks for the nice thought.

    • Dec 9, 2019 @ 14:50 at 14:50
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      @ bills fantasy world

      Yeah billy, it’s called politics. When you grown up you may realize that many people say many things….whoopty doo, doesn’t mean its TRUE!!! I have an idea for you, type propaganda, right click on it, go to “look up” and read the definition of propaganda, and then maybe you will actually begin to catch up to 2019 and step out from 1966.

      Best of fortune in your blissful new year!

      • Dec 9, 2019 @ 16:54 at 16:54
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        @JP…..
        So let me get this straight… you are saying that Shin Bet former leaders are lying to the Jewish people .
        Both articles were published in Israel for the Jewish people to warn them
        Wow ..that’s some dystopian world you live in …but then i guess you never read the articles for had you done so you would not have published such drivel.
        Thanks for new year message , Winter solstice is coming Happy New Year

        • Dec 9, 2019 @ 18:29 at 18:29
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          BILL GO TAKING A FLYING LEAP OVER TEHRAN AND SEE HOW THE BEARDED PERVS SHOW YOU THEIR APPRECIATION FOR CARRYING THEIR (SMELLY AND DOODY-FILLED ) WATER!

        • Dec 10, 2019 @ 1:49 at 1:49
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          @billyboysfantasyworld

          You still didn’t figure out that individual people have individual agendas (apart from the organization) and sometimes lie to accomplish it. WOW! Your fantasy world is more severe than I thought.

    • Dec 10, 2019 @ 5:16 at 5:16
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      EXPRESSION OF OPINION BY “some” former spys@bill. OPINIONS are diverse. What makes you say netanyau read boogyman?……he has access to more information than you.

  • Dec 9, 2019 @ 15:21 at 15:21
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    Heaven help us from what men do in the name of good. “And In Anger Our Lips Shall Form The Truth”! Herodotus, 2nd Essay.

  • Dec 21, 2019 @ 3:02 at 3:02
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    Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 will tell you everything

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