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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Aleppo

All time
# Explainer
A city on the brink of destruction: Can anything save Aleppo?
Once the second city of Syria, much of Aleppo has been destroyed by four years of non-stop fighting.
# Putin on a strong front
Putin says allegations that Russia is committing war crimes are "political rhetoric"
“I am deeply convinced that it is our Western partners, first and foremost of course the United States, who are responsible for the situation.”
# Unquestionable war crimes
Moscow calls Boris Johnson's Syria comments 'Russophobic'
Relations between countries on both sides of the Syrian war are becoming more and more strained.
# besieged
Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days
One of them twice.
# Aleppo
"Everybody's patience with Russia has run out" - America abandons Syrian talks
The Russian response was just as stark.
# Syrian civil war
Reports that "prominent" Al-Qaeda leader killed in US airstrike
The announcement came as the US and Russia called off ceasefire talks.
# Explainer
Wilful killing, torture, taking of hostages - what are war crimes and how are they prosecuted?
Five facts about war crimes, and the long, arduous legal process to bring perpetrators to justice.
# Syria
Warnings of humanitarian catastrophe as bombing turns city into a "giant kill box"
The city of Aleppo has been the centre of a fierce campaign of bombing by regime forces.
# bunker-busters
A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes
Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Russia’s bombardment of the Syrian city.
# War Crimes
Irish government says Syrian war has reached "new depths of barbarity" as airstrikes on Aleppo continue
Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan is to ‘convey concerns to Russian authorities’ as Western powers accuse Russia of war crimes.
# Aleppo
"War crimes are being committed here" - pressure ramped up on Russia to rein in bombing campaign
The eastern side of Syrian city Aleppo has been subjected to an “unprecedented” bombing campaign over the last four days.
# Bombings
At least 25 dead as air strikes pound Syrian city of Aleppo
The attack left a pool of blood and body parts strewn at the site, an AFP correspondent reported.
# Bombardment
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.
# Syrian civil war
UN aid convoy delivering food destroyed by airstrikes in Syria
A week-long ceasefire came to an end today with “non-stop” bombardment in some areas.
# Syria
'The last chance to save Syria' - the ceasefire has held overnight
US Secretary of State John Kerry says it’s far too early to draw conclusions, but that the plan has a chance to work.
# five years of war
'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.
# five years of war
Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad has agreed to a US-Russia ceasefire deal
The two powers could launch joint airstrikes against Islamist jihadists if the deal holds.
# gary's show
"What is Aleppo?" - White House hopeful makes embarrassing TV gaffe
“You’re kidding me,” the presenter of MSNBC’s Morning Joe responded.
# Syria
Warplanes have dropped suspected chlorine bombs on a crowded neighbourhood in Aleppo
At least 71 people were hospitalised after the attack, with 10 in critical condition.
# Aleppo
Haunting footage shows stunned face of injured Syrian boy after airstrike
The boy was later discharged from hospital but five children are reported to have been killed overnight.
# Syria
At least four dead in suspected chlorine gas attack in Aleppo
Medical staff have taken pieces of the patients’ clothing for analysis.
# five years of war
'Catastrophic': Up to 2m people without running water for four days in Aleppo
Temperatures in the city hit 40 degrees Celsius today.
# Aleppo
British special forces have been pictured for the first time on the ground in Syria
The exclusive BBC images appear to show troops securing the perimeter of a rebel base.
# Syrian civil war
Syrian rebels say they have broken the siege of Aleppo
The developments have rocked the key northern province of Aleppo, a microcosm of Syria’s chaotic multi-front war.
# chlorine
Reports of chemical gas attacks in two cities as Syrian opposition accuses Assad and Russia
The regime has rejected claims that suspected chlorine gas cylinders were dropped in Idlib province, close to where a Russian helicopter were downed.
# Kremlin
Russian military helicopter shot down over Syria
The five people on board are believed to have died.
# Syrian civil war
Widespread outrage after Syrian rebel group beheads 12-year-old child
The leaders of the rebel group involved called the act a “violation”.
# Aleppo
"Women, children, the sick, and the wounded are condemned to death" - hospitals bombed in heart of Syria's violence
There have been over 300 airstrikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo in the last ten days.
# international outrage
200 civilians killed in a week of bombing in Syria during ceasefire
US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed “outrage” over an attack by government forces on a hospital.
# syrian ceasefire
'This is the first time we've woken up without the sound of shelling'
Fighting groups in Syria agreed to cease hostilities at midnight.
# Aleppo Explainer
A city destroyed: What you need to know about Aleppo
Aleppo in Syria is under heavy attack by government forces. What does this mean for the rebels and the civilians inside?
# Syria
Tens of thousands flee for Turkish border amid Russia-backed onslaught on Aleppo
Turkey last faced such an influx in 2014 when 200,000 refugees fled the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane over three days.
# Aleppo
Children and teacher killed after Russian airstrike hits Syrian school
The strike is reported to have caused at least nine fatalities.
# migrant crisis
Dubliners got a chance to see what life is really like in Syria
The video was harrowing.
# Syria
Sisters (aged 5 days and 3 years) treated for chemical attack symptoms
Their parents were also affected by the attack, which has been blamed on Islamic State.
# Deaths and Destruction
Over 10,000 kids dead and no end in sight. Why do we not care?
The conflict enters its fifth year tomorrow.
Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame
Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.
# Aleppo
In Syria, children swim in craters made by barrel bombs
Around 150,000 people have died in the three-year Syrian conflict.
# geneva II
Fractured Syrian opposition agrees to join peace talks
The brutal conflict has killed 130,000 people and made millions homeless since 2011. Talks are set to get under way next Wednesday.
# Syria
At least 42 dead after 'TNT-packed barrels' dropped on Syrian city of Aleppo
Earlier it was reported that the strike killed at least 25 people, including six children, a monitor said, part of a week-long regime bombing campaign that has left hundreds dead.