The Bible has been, and continues to remain true in its fulfillment of prophecy, right up to the present time describing the scenario in the Moiddle East, and the stance of the nations of the world against Israel. Damascus now is the not only the capital of Syria, but also the headquarters for several terrorists networks.
Israel has shown with a show of force, when fighting from Syria "spilled over" into Israel, that she will not tolerate attacks against her citizens. Something in the near future is going to prompt fighting with Syria, and Damascus will be taken out.
But it seems it will be no pretty scenario for Israel either. The end times Muslim jihad war with Israel is going to ecalate, and Isaiah 17 also reports that "the splendor of Jacob will fade, and his healthy body become emaciated. It will be as if a reaper had gathered standing grain - his arm harvesting the heads of grain in the valley of Rephaim. Only gleanings will be left in Israel, as if an olive tree had been beaten - two or three berries at the very top of the tree, for or five on its fruitful branches. This is the declaration of the LORD, the God of Israel" (Is. 17:4-6).
The days of this war have not ended, and as Muslims take as their example Muhammed, who broke a covenant he had made, and double crossed and destroyed all the peoples of an entire village, so we cannot expect them to honor this one. Their God is the devil, who will stop at nothing to wipe out Israel.
Revelation 12:13 13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.