In the hadith, our Prophet (saas) referred to the occurance of some incidents near Damascus, exactly in the suburb of “Harasta”. Indeed, just as how our blessed Prophet (saas) reported us, violent clashes took place on January 26th, 2012, in Harasta.
Halid ibn Ma'dan related:
“Hazrat Mahdi (as) does not appear until a village called Harasta, in the center of Damascus, is destroyed.”
(Mar'iy b. Yusuf b. Abu Bakr ibn Ahmad ibn Yusuf al-Maqdi's “Fera Idu Fevaidi'l Fiqr Fi'l Imam al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar")
Reuters, Thu Jan 26, 2012
Arab Times, 13/02/2012