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# airstrikes - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Russia launches airstrikes on Syrian rebels after suspected chlorine attack

A rebel alliance denied they were behind the attack.

# airstrikes - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'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.

# airstrikes - Thursday 12 April, 2018

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.

# airstrikes - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Saudi-led air strikes kill 14 civilians in Yemen village market

The strikes also killed 11 rebel fighters and wounded 16 civilians.

# airstrikes - Sunday 16 April, 2017

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.

# airstrikes - Thursday 13 April, 2017

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?’

# airstrikes - Saturday 8 April, 2017

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.”

# airstrikes - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

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.

# airstrikes - Friday 23 September, 2016

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.

# airstrikes - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

UN suspends all humanitarian aid convoys in Syria after deadly airstrike

The week-long ceasefire in the war-ravaged country has collapsed.

# airstrikes - Monday 12 September, 2016

'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.

# airstrikes - Thursday 7 April, 2016

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.

# airstrikes - Monday 18 January, 2016

At least 135 dead and 400 abducted in Islamic State 'massacre'

Syria’s state news agency SANA said at least 300 civilians were killed.

# airstrikes - Saturday 5 December, 2015

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.

# airstrikes - Friday 4 December, 2015

Germany has approved plans to 'destroy Islamic State's safe havens'

MPs have backed a vote to join the anti-IS coalition.

# airstrikes - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Poll: Do you support airstrikes against Isis in Syria? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support airstrikes against Isis in Syria?

British MPs will vote on extending its bombing campaign against Islamic State militants later today.

# airstrikes - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Turkey is taking the fight to the Islamic State

As well as bombing Kurdish militants.

# airstrikes - Friday 24 July, 2015

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.

# airstrikes - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Saudi air strikes on Yemen have "dramatically worsened" the situation there

The beleaguered Middle Eastern state is facing civil war.

# airstrikes - Monday 27 October, 2014

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.

# airstrikes - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

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.

# airstrikes - Saturday 27 September, 2014

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?

# airstrikes - Friday 26 September, 2014

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’.

# airstrikes - Thursday 25 September, 2014

US led strikes in Syria killed 19 overnight, including 1 child

The UK will vote tomorrow on joining the strikes.

# airstrikes - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

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.

# airstrikes - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

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.

# airstrikes - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

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.

# airstrikes - Monday 28 July, 2014

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.

# airstrikes - Thursday 10 July, 2014

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.

# airstrikes - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Irish Government 'equally condemns' attacks from both Israel and Gaza

The death toll in Gaza after two days of Israeli air strikes has climbed to more than 40.

# airstrikes - Monday 7 July, 2014

Hamas vows Israel will pay 'a tremendous price' after 7 militants are killed

The men were killed in an early morning airstrike.

# airstrikes - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Israeli airstrikes kill 14 as tensions flare in Gaza

Palestinian militants have launched 92 rockets into Israel since yesterday alone.

# airstrikes - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

US carries out airstrike on Yemen

Security officials say the four confirmed victims were suspected members of al-Qaeda.

# airstrikes - Monday 31 October, 2011

Two killed after Israeli aircraft strike Gaza Strip

Two men reported dead after Israeli aircraft struck the southern Gaza Strip targeting rocket-launching militants.

# airstrikes - Friday 1 July, 2011

Defiant Gaddafi threatens attacks against Europe

Gaddafi has threatened the Libyan forces will move to Europe ‘like locusts’ unless NATO halts its campaign of airstrikes against his regime in Libya.

THE LIBYAN LEADER Muammar Gaddafi has threatened attacks in Europe if NATO airstrikes continue.

Addressing supporters in Tripoli by telephone he has warned the NATO-led alliance to stop the strikes or face ‘catastophe’ reports Reuters. He also denounced an arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court earlier this week.

# airstrikes - Friday 24 June, 2011

Libyan rebels use Skype to contact covert opposition in Tripoli

Rebel council claims it is in contact with a 100-person-strong underground network in Tripoli to gauge morale in the capital.

# airstrikes - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Gaddafi brands NATO "murderers" over civilian deaths

“We will resist and the battle will continue to the beyond, until you’re wiped out,” said a defiant Gaddafi.

# airstrikes - Sunday 19 June, 2011

Civilians killed in NATO airstrike, says Libyan government

NATO has described Libyan government figures as “pure propaganda”, but admits to mistakenly striking rebels on Thursday.

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