Wednesday, June 21, 2017


JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

Jailed ex-PM Olmert hospitalized with suspected heart attack-Former premier, serving time in prison for corruption, taken to Tel Hashomer Medical Center after suffering chest pains-By Stuart Winer June 20, 2017, 3:46 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Jailed former prime minister Ehud Olmert was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after suffering chest pains.Initial reports said that Olmert had suffered a suspected heart attack.Olmert, who is serving a 27-month sentence for various corruption convictions, was taken to Tel Hashomer Hospital near Tel Aviv.On Sunday, the Prisons Service parole board said it would announce next week whether it will grant an early release for Olmert, following a hearing with the one-time premier and former mayor of Jerusalem.The announcement came days after the State Prosecutor’s Office asked police to open a criminal investigation into Olmert over his alleged divulging of sensitive information in the memoirs he is writing.Olmert was one of eight former officials and businessmen convicted in March 2014 in the Holyland real estate corruption case, which has been characterized as among the largest graft cases in Israel’s history.In September 2016, he was sentenced to an additional eight months behind bars for the so-called Talansky affair. In that case, a court upheld a 2015 conviction over his accepting envelopes full of cash from American businessman and fundraiser Morris Talansky, in exchange for political favors during his decade-long term as mayor from 1993 to 2003.The Prisons Service refitted a wing in the Ma’asiyahu Prison in Ramle to house Olmert, the first former premier to serve jail time, keeping him in a separate complex shared only by carefully screened fellow convicts.Olmert, who began serving his sentence in February 2016, is seeking early release. The law allows authorities to reduce sentences by a third for good behavior.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

PA slams new settlement as effort to thwart Trump’s peace drive-Abbas’s spokesperson says it’s no coincidence that ground is broken on the eve of a visit to the region by Jared Kushner-By Dov Lieber June 20, 2017, 3:04 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday slammed Israel for breaking ground on a new West Bank settlement, saying the move was an attempt by Israel to scuttle efforts by US President Donald Trump to restart peace talks.“This is a serious escalation, an attempt to thwart the efforts of the US administration and to frustrate the efforts of US President Donald Trump,” Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesperson for PA President Mahmoud Abbas, said in a statement posted on the official PA news site Wafa.The new settlement, to be known as Amichai, is being built to rehouse residents of the illegal Amona outpost, which was evacuated in February in line with court orders because it was built on private Palestinian land.The breaking of ground occurred just one day before senior White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner was set to arrive in Israel in an effort to advance peace efforts.Kushner, who will be joined by Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt, will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abbas separately in the coming days, to discuss “their priorities and potential next steps,” a senior White House official told The Times of Israel on Monday.Rudeineh said that the import of the start of construction on the new settlement, as is it coincides “with the arrival of the US president’s emissaries to the region, is that Israel is not interested in the US efforts, and is just as serious about thwarting them as it has been with previous US administrations.”The Palestinian Authority, along with much of the international community, considers all Israeli settlements to be illegal and has long argued they are an impediment to peace.Israel argues the West Bank is disputed territory, and the fate of settlements should be resolved in peace talks with the Palestinians.Netanyahu, who hailed the start of construction, is treading a fine line between US President Donald Trump’s request in February to “hold back” on settlement activity so as not to jeopardize peace moves and constant pressure from right-wing members of his party and coalition to expand settlement building and even to annex sections of the West Bank.“Today, ground works began, as I promised, for the establishment of the new community for the residents of Amona,” the prime minister tweeted in Hebrew.“After decades, I have the privilege to be the prime minister who is building a new community in Judea and Samaria.”The new settlement — which will be located near the settlements of Shiloh and Eli, north of Ramallah — will be the first of its kind to be constructed since the Israeli-Palestinian Oslo peace accords were signed in 1993.Israel Radio said the works started Tuesday involved laying the infrastructure for the settlement. However, the actual building plans still need several stages of planning approval.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

Egypt said to ease Gaza power crisis with emergency fuel supply-Palestinian media says some 500 tons of diesel to be trucked in daily after Israel reduces electricity supply to the Strip-By Stuart Winer June 20, 2017, 10:21 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Egypt will provide hundreds of tons of fuel oil for the Gaza Strip’s only power station, a measure expected to ease the ongoing electricity crisis in the Palestinian enclave, local media reported Tuesday.The Safa news agency, which is close to Hamas, citing an unnamed official, said that 500 tons of fuel a day will be trucked through the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza, enough to bring the power station back on-line.The power station was expected to return to operation by Wednesday, however, even at full capacity it cannot supply all of Gaza’s electricity needs.Trucks will be able to enter Gaza even if the Rafa crossing is closed to other traffic, the official said. The report did not say how the cost of the fuel would be covered. Earlier this month a Hamas delegation traveled to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials.Last week Arab media reported that Egypt offered Hamas more freedom at its border and much-needed electricity in exchange for the terror group agreeing to a list of security requests that included, among other things a demand that Hamas hand over 17 men wanted by Cairo on terrorism charges, the cessation of weapons smuggling into the Sinai Peninsula, and information on the movement of militants into Gaza via underground tunnels, the London-based Arabic daily Asharq al-Awsat reported.Safa did not report if the fuel oil truck supplies were dependent on Hamas agreeing to any of the Egyptian demands.The fuel development comes a day after Israel, at the request of the Palestinian Authority, began reducing the amount of electricity it provides Gaza. Supplies were to be gradually dropped until they matched only what the PA was prepared to pay for after earlier this year it said it would fund little more than half the amount it had paid for in the past.Israel had been supplying 125 megawatt-hours to Gaza and has been the Strip’s main source of power for over two months after the sole power station ran out of fuel in April, leaving the Hamas-ruled territory with just four to six hours of power a day.On Tuesday, Israel apparently further reduced the supply by another 8 megawatt-hours, the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority said on its website, adding that it was informed that the reductions would continue daily until they reach the desired cut requested by the PA.Qatar has in the past stepped in to buy fuel for the power plant, but has so far showed no intention of coming to the Strip’s rescue in the current crisis.In April the PA told Israel that it would begin to pay only NIS 25 million ($7 million) of the NIS 40 million ($11 million) it has been paying monthly for power to Gaza. Israel at the time supplied 125 megawatt-hours to Gaza, around 30 percent of what is needed to power Gaza for 24 hours a day.The power cuts, as well as a number of other steps taken by the PA since last month, are aimed at forcing Hamas to cede control of the Strip, or begin footing the bill itself. Hamas seized control of Gaza from PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party in a violent 2007 takeover.The PA’s new strategy to squeeze Hamas out of power, which also includes cutting government salaries to Gazans and a massive reduction in medical aid supplied to the Strip, coincides with the 10-year anniversary of Hamas’s violent takeover of Gaza.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman have both argued in recent days that Israel is not party to the internal Palestinian dispute between Hamas and the PA that has led to the power crisis in Gaza.Last week Hamas warned that Israel’s decision to accede to Abbas’s request and reduce Gaza’s already paltry power supply would have “disastrous and dangerous” results and could lead to an outbreak of violence.Both Israel and the PA charge that Hamas, which openly seeks the destruction of Israel, would have the money to supply Gaza’s power needs if it didn’t expend a large part of its resources on armament and preparation for future conflict with the Jewish state.The prospect of even lengthier blackouts in Gaza has raised fears of a new upsurge in violence. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.However, both Israel and Hamas have said they are not interested in fourth round of conflict.Last Wednesday the United Nations along with 16 Israeli and international NGOs asked Israel not to reduce the power to Gaza, warning it could lead to a “total collapse” of basic services there.The UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, Robert Piper, said Gaza’s hospitals, water supply, waste water treatment and sanitation services have already been dramatically cut back since mid-April, and depended almost exclusively on a UN emergency fuel operation.Times of Israel staff and agencies contributed to this report.

Liberman reportedly backs bill to subject security cabinet to polygraph-Proposal by MK Robert Ilatov aims to plug leaks from high-level meetings by giving ministers lie detector test every year-By Stuart Winer June 20, 2017, 2:22 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

A proposed bill to have security cabinet members take an annual lie detector test in an effort to stamp out persistent leaks from meetings has the blessing of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, the Hebrew media Ynet website reported Tuesday.The bill is being proposed by MK Robert Ilatov from Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party and comes despite a recent attorney general’s office ruling that said that public servants can’t be compelled to undergo polygraph testing.Leaks from ministers and others are a regular part of the Israeli media landscape as politicians jockey to steer the narrative on various issues.The preamble to the bill states that it “is intended to provide tools to deal with the leaking of information, spying, and exposure of state secrets that can damage the national security of Israel.”“Members of the ministerial committee for national security are responsible for the security of classified information, the revelation of which to foreign bodies could harm the army and the security services, and in accordance with the level of sensitivity, the security of the country,” the bill notes.Ilatov told Ynet that “security cabinet debates cannot be a tool for political leverage.” Such leaks, he added, endanger the security of Israeli residents.The envisioned law would see ministers quizzed about their trustworthiness in keeping details from meetings to themselves.Last week Deputy Attorney General Dina Zilber sent a letter to all ministry legal advisers clarifying where the office stands on the use of polygraphs.Zilber wrote that a polygraph is test “involves a substantial violation of basic rights” to privacy, and even can be a violation of human dignity.The letter noted that use of a polygraph is only permitted for state authorities when it is specifically authorized by law. Currently, the letter noted, that permission is only granted when there is a need to “determine the security suitability of a person for a job or position that is classified as a security classification.”Nonetheless, a lie detector can also be used within the framework of an ongoing criminal or disciplinary process or another probe to refute or verity a concrete suspicion, Zilber wrote, referring to employees in general.In February, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff Yoav Horowitz threatened to submit ministers to lie detector tests after a series of leaks from top-level meetings ahead of Netanyahu’s summit with US President Donald Trump in Washington.Netanyahu had convened the security cabinet, a forum of the most senior ministers, for a four-hour discussion in a bid to formulate policy on Iran, Syria and the Palestinians.Several news outlets published leaked comments from the meeting minutes after it concluded, including reports that Netanyahu said he would seek to avoid a confrontation with the US president when they met the following day, especially given Trump’s personality.In 2012, Netanyahu threatened to submit Israeli ministers and others to lie detector tests after details of a security cabinet meeting on Iran were leaked.While widely seen by experts as unreliable, polygraphs are still used by law enforcement and others in Israel as part of investigations, including in the workplace.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

Iran protests against Tillerson ‘transition’ remarks-After US hints at regime change, Swiss charge d’affaires, who handles US interests in Islamic Republic, summoned to foreign ministry for dressing down-By AFP June 20, 2017, 4:10 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has called in the Swiss charge d’affaires, who looks after US interests, to protest against comments by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson backing “peaceful transition” in the Islamic republic.The administration of US President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly hawkish position toward Iran since taking office in January but Tillerson’s testimony to a Congressional committee last week appeared to be the first expression of support for a change of government.“The Swiss charge d’affaires was summoned to the foreign ministry to be a handed a strong protest from the Islamic Republic of Iran against the comments by the US secretary of state… which were contrary to international law and the UN charter,” ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi told Iranian media.Alongside Monday’s summoning of the Swiss envoy, Iran also sent a protest letter to UN chief Antonio Guterres, the ISNA news agency reported.In last Wednesday’s testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Tillerson accused Iran of seeking “hegemony” in the Middle East at the expense of US allies like Saudi Arabia.“Our policy towards Iran is to push back on this hegemony… and to work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government,” the US top diplomat said.“Those elements are there certainly, as we know,” he added, without elaborating on the groups he was referring to.Iran was, with North Korea and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, part of the “axis of evil” that the George W. Bush administration earmarked for “regime change” after it took office in 2001.But when Saddam’s ouster in the US-led invasion of 2003 triggered a deadly insurgency that continues to this day, the policy fell out of favor.In his testimony, Tillerson also raised the possibility of imposing sanctions on the whole of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s main military force and a major player in the country’s economy.Currently, Washington has only blacklisted the Guards’ foreign operations arm — the Quds Force — and some individual commanders.“We continually review the merits, both from the standpoint of diplomatic but also international consequences, of designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in its entirety as a terrorist organisation,” Tillerson said.The Guards have played a major role in training Shiite militias in Iraq that are a significant force in the fightback against the Islamic State group, and have also trained thousands of “volunteers” to battle alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria.The United States has had no diplomatic relations with Iran since the aftermath of the Islamic revolution of 1979 and its interests are looked after by Switzerland.

Analysis-Seeking Saudi friends, Israel must still bridge gulf with Palestinians-Reports of Riyadh’s willingness to establish economic ties with Jerusalem are likely premature, but current US peace push could yield first harbingers of normalization-By Raphael Ahren June 20, 2017, 4:24 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

If you ask Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, peace between Israel and the entire Arab world is imminent. This week, his oft-made claim that moderate Sunni states are willing to bury the hatchet even before Jerusalem signs a peace deal with the Palestinians received significant backing by a newspaper report, which purportedly revealed Israeli-Saudi Arabia negotiations over the establishment of formal economic ties.But the path to a full-fledged peace treaty remains long and arduous, experts say. Arab leaders currently have little interest in upgrading their clandestine ties with Israel, which currently focus on intelligence sharing and counter-terrorism measures.Even those who take a more sanguine view and see the US administration’s push for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks as a genuine opportunity for Riyadh to at least start formalizing its ties with Jerusalem say it won’t happen without Israel showing it’s serious about peace.On Saturday, the Times of London reported on a “dramatic move that would put the Jewish state on a path to normal relations with the bastion of Sunni Islam and guardian of the two sacred Muslim cities.”Citing anonymous Arab and American sources, the paper noted that initially these links would include opening Saudi airspace to Israeli aircraft and allowing Israeli businesses to operate on its territory.Against the background of the Gulf states’ 70-year-old boycott of Israel — Jerusalem formally still considers Saudi Arabia an enemy state and prohibits its citizens from entering the country — such baby steps would be nothing short of a revolution.Even before the Times report, US President Donald Trump had for weeks fanned speculation over a larger regional deal that would include the pragmatic Sunni camp, as has Netanyahu.“Many nations are changing their attitudes toward Israel very rapidly. And I have to say that nowhere, nowhere, is this happening so dramatically and so rapidly than in the Arab world,” Netanyahu said earlier this month during a conference in West Africa. “Many Arab countries no longer see Israel as their enemy. They see Israel as their ally, I would even say, their indispensable ally in the fight against terrorism and in seizing the future of technology and innovation.”But it’s a long leap from seeing Israel as a counter-terror ally to plopping an Israeli Embassy in the middle of Riyadh, especially with the Palestinian issue unresolved and the Jewish state openly criticized throughout the Arab world, moderate or not.Several analysts focusing on Arab-Israel relations said the Saudis and other Gulf states will insist on working with Jerusalem behind closed doors, refusing to formalize ties until the Palestinian problem has been solved.“Without some serious movement on the peace process there will be no qualitative change in relations with Saudi Arabia,” maintained Joshua Teitelbaum, a senior researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.Dismissing the anonymous sources quoted by The Times, he argued that such articles serve Israel’s interests. “They attempt to demonstrate that the Palestinian game isn’t the only game in town. And it puts pressure on Abu Mazen,” he said, referring to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.‘Why should the Saudis buy the cows if they get the milk for free?’Such reports can be seen as trial balloons to gauge the Arab public’s feelings about an overt alliance with Israel, but without serious progress on the Palestinian front, the status quo works just fine with the powers that be in Riyadh, Teitelbaum argued.“Why should the Saudis buy the cows if they get the milk for free?” he asked, arguing that Israel willingly provides the kingdom with the intelligence and security assistance it needs without any public declarations.“I don’t see Saudis leaders, who are under threat by ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood and are challenged by the mostly conservatives elites in in the country, agreeing to open an economic Israeli office in Riyadh,” he said. “I just don’t see it. It’s just not worth it for them.”Full diplomatic relations between Riyadh and Jerusalem, modeled after Israel’s peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, remain “unlikely,” agreed Gregory Gause, a leading expert on Arab politics at Texas A&M University. “I am sure that all sorts of things are going on behind the scenes, involving anti-Iranian measures. But that is not new.”Others, though, say the Saudis may not insist on an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal being signed and sealed before talking about normalizing ties, imagining the two tracks working in parallel.The very fact that Trump is making a bid to restart peace talks — two of his most trusted advisers are due in Israel this week for talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah — could potentially trigger the onset of Arab-Israeli normalization, according to Yoel Guzansky, an expert on the Gulf monarchies at Tel Aviv’s Institute for National Security Studies.“There is some smoke, but not real fire yet,” said Guzansky.Netanyahu’s vision of an Arab-Israeli detente preceding a Palestinian peace agreement is often called the “outside-in” approach, as opposed to the traditional view, known as “inside-out,” that promises Israel full relations with much of the Muslim world after a final-status deal is signed.In light of Trump’s eagerness to relaunch Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, a dual track — “outside-in and inside-out in parallel” — could work, Guzansky posited. “Negotiations will start and the Gulf countries will start taking small positive steps vis-a-vis Jerusalem.”Dan Shapiro, the former US ambassador to Israel, also believes that advancement on the Palestinian track and a larger Israeli-Arab detente will have to coincide.“There is interest in the Gulf to open relations with Israel. It definitely builds on the strategic alignment that has developed as the Gulf states and Israel share the same adversaries,” Shapiro, now a fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, said Monday.“That said, it’s difficult to imagine the Gulf Arab states, and the Saudis in particular, openly beginning those normalization gestures, unless they can point to very concrete steps that give them confidence that a two-state solution that achieves Palestinian aspirations for independence and a state of their own, as part of a package that gives Israel recognition and security, is really on the horizon.”These processes, added Shapiro, “are much more likely to move together in parallel rather than in a sequence that says first normalization with the Arab world and only later clarity on the two-state outcome.”

US warplane shoots down Syrian fighter jet-Assad regime says aircraft targeted while carrying out strikes on IS; first clashes also reported between regime troops and a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters-By AFP June 18, 2017, 11:51 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

DAMASCUS, Syria — A US fighter jet shot down a Syrian regime plane on Sunday, after it dropped bombs on forces fighting the Islamic State in northern Syria, the American-led coalition said.“At 6:43 pm (1743 GMT), a Syrian regime SU-22 dropped bombs near SDF fighters south of Tabqah and, in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces, was immediately shot down by a US F/A-18E Super Hornet,” the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement.It said that two hours earlier, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad attacked Syrian Democratic Forces in the town of Ja’Din south of Tabqah, “wounding a number of SDF fighters and driving the SDF from the town.” Coalition aircraft then stopped the pro-regime forces’ initial advance with a “show of force,” the coalition added.Syria said its aircraft was targeting the Islamic state when it was shot down.“Aircraft from the ‘international coalition’ targeted one of our fighter planes in the Resafa region of southern Raqqa province this afternoon while it was conducting a mission against the terrorist Islamic State group,” the Syrian army said in a statement.Meanwhile, fighting broke out on Sunday for the first time in Syria between regime troops and a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, a monitoring group said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the clashes took place in the evening at two villages some 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the city of Raqqa after the Syrian army accused the US-led coalition of downing one of its warplanes.