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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Airstrikes

Last month
October 2023
Around 1,500 bodies of Hamas militants found in Israel, as army 'restores control' of border
Israel imposed a total siege on the Gaza Strip, cutting off food, water and electricity supplies.
The United Nations Secretary-General said he was "deeply distressed" by the siege, and warned Gaza's humanitarian situation will "only deteriorate exponentially".
Before dawn today, the Israeli military struck what it said were Hamas targets in Gaza.
Hamas has threatened to kill hostages if the attacks do not cease.
EU reverses commissioner's decision to suspension of development aid payments to Palestinians
Rally held outside Dáil in solidarity with Palestine
Israel's Defence Minister orders 'complete siege' of Gaza, says 'we are fighting animals'
At least 1,200 people have been killed in violence since Saturday.
Thick plumes of smoke billowed from the Palestinian enclave as the strikes continued overnight.
It comes two days after Hamas launched a barrage of rockets and sent a wave of fighters into Israeli settlements, gunning down civilians and taking hostages.
Close to 1,000 people dead between both sides as Israel officially declares war
Israeli ambassador says it's a 'shame' some Irish politicians have Palestine flags on social media
This year
Russia will step up exploding drone attacks on Ukraine, Zelenskyy says
The Institute for the Study of War said Vladimir Putin is looking to strengthen support for his strategy among key voices in Russia.
Russia says more than 60 soldiers killed in Ukrainian strike
However, Kyiv said that nearly 400 Russian troops were killed in Makiivka.
Last year
Uneasy calm grips Ukraine as West prepares winter aid
The head of Nato has said Russian President Vladimir Putin is attempting to weaponise the coming cold season.
Pockets of shelling across Ukraine as winter warfare looms
Analysts predict wintry weather could have an increasing impact on the direction of the nine-month-old conflict.
Russian shelling kills 15 in Kherson as Ukraine battles to restore power
A barrage of missiles hit residential and commercial buildings, setting some ablaze.
22 people wounded in airstrikes on western Ukraine as Russia continues push on Severodonetsk
The attack comes as Russian troops continue to push for control of Severodonetsk in the east.
All time
Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.
Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say
Israeli airstrikes have also destroyed a tower that hosted media groups Al Jazeera and the Associated Press.
Russia launches airstrikes on Syrian rebels after suspected chlorine attack
A rebel alliance denied they were behind the attack.
'Lawless', 'legally questionable': Syria airstrikes by US, UK and France criticised
The Irish government has yet to make a statement on the three allies’ airstrikes.
Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail
Tom Clonan analyses the case for the US to send a message with airstrikes in Syria – but the consequences could be far-reaching and costly.
Saudi-led air strikes kill 14 civilians in Yemen village market
The strikes also killed 11 rebel fighters and wounded 16 civilians.
In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike
Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.
Syrian president claims chemical attack was faked by US
‘We don’t know whether those dead children were killed there … Were they dead at all?’
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels Russia trip after US bombs Syria
“The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences.”
US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war'
Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside west Mosul, caught up in deadly fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi forces.
Five-year-old Syrian girl pulled from rubble alive after airstrikes
Attempts to reach agreement failed after Russia refused US demands that it promise to ground the Syrian air force.
UN suspends all humanitarian aid convoys in Syria after deadly airstrike
The week-long ceasefire in the war-ravaged country has collapsed.
'Civilians have no hope anymore': Unclear if rebels will agree to ceasefire in Syria
Rebels battling the Syrian regime and the political opposition are still weighing whether to abide by the agreement.
Atrocities you probably haven't heard about through the media
Brutality in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and elsewhere has been largely overlooked by western media outlets, Julien Mercille writes.
At least 135 dead and 400 abducted in Islamic State 'massacre'
Syria’s state news agency SANA said at least 300 civilians were killed.
Pouring petrol on a blazing fire will not extinguish it - Why the UK airstrikes on Isis are reckless
We’re all gung-ho for a counter attack but we need a conversation, writes Rob McDonnell.
Germany has approved plans to 'destroy Islamic State's safe havens'
MPs have backed a vote to join the anti-IS coalition.
Poll: Do you support airstrikes against Isis in Syria?
British MPs will vote on extending its bombing campaign against Islamic State militants later today.
Turkey is taking the fight to the Islamic State
As well as bombing Kurdish militants.
35 militants believed dead as Turkey gets very, very aggressive towards Islamic State
The eastern European country, which borders Syria, has finally entered the fray.
Saudi air strikes on Yemen have "dramatically worsened" the situation there
The beleaguered Middle Eastern state is facing civil war.
Opinion: Welcome to the new normal – global instability
From the rise of extremist groups in the Middle East, to conflict on the fringes of Europe, it’s clear the world is entering a new age of international relations.
British jets take out Islamic State weapons post and machine gun vehicle
IS fighters near the Turkish border were among the targets of the strikes.
Opinion: The US should step back and let the Middle East tackle Isis
It is time to stop air strikes and let the people of the Middle East decide their own fate – together and without interference.
Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?
Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?
Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters
Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Europeans joining Islamist State group is a ‘serious problem’.
US led strikes in Syria killed 19 overnight, including 1 child
The UK will vote tomorrow on joining the strikes.
War against Islamic State group 'is not America's fight alone' says Obama
US Secretary of State John Kerry said ancient treasures in Iraq and Syria have become the causalities of warfare.
US and five Arab countries begin airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria
The strike was conducted by the US, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
Obama okays spy planes over Syria... but no airstikes yet
The US has long resisted taking action against IS inside Syria, but it’s believed the militants’ murder of journalist James Foley may have altered the President’s approach.
Three more children have been killed in Israeli raids on Gaza tonight
Eight children were killed earlier when a missile slammed into a public playground at a refugee camp.
Air strikes on Gaza kill 32 while 120 rockets strike Israel on third day of campaign
Another 24 rockets from Gaza were intercepted, army figures show.