The following is part of Kol HaTor chapter 2, part 1, number 131:
And it is a major principle that all suffering and all pain that Israel suffers from the nations of the world, in general and in particular, and all the more so in the work of Kibbutz Galuyot, these (sufferings and pain) decrease the suffering of the War of Gug uMagog (whose opening was in the year "Efraim my firstborn" [which refers to the year 5569], as is known)
It seems to be saying here that the War of Gog uMagog started 199 years ago.
If the sod of 60 is taken to the Left, but this time really until 60 instead of 59, see the resultant second and third opening of the War. HaMevin Yavin.