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# siege - Saturday 24 March, 2018

'He gave his life for another': Policeman killed in supermarket siege was decorated for his bravery in Iraq

Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame offered himself as a hostage. He died this morning.

# siege - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

'A terrorist attack': Man dies in shootout with Australian police following siege

Yacqub Khayre killed one person, and took another hostage in the attack.

# siege - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catastrophe' in four Syrian towns

The UN’s last humanitarian access to the four towns was in November.

# siege - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long?

Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 7am this morning, Russia’s defence minister said.

# siege - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

"It should never have happened": Irish soldiers' forgotten battle told in Siege of Jadotville

The film got a standing ovation when it premiered in Dublin last night.

# siege - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Four police officers shot during New Zealand siege

Four police officers shot during New Zealand siege

One officer is serious but stable, the others did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

# siege - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Families used as 'human shields' during fatal Taliban airport siege

At least 50 people, mainly civilians, were killed in the attack.

# siege - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Man who hid under sink in Paris attacks slams media for 'revealing his location'

TV and radio stations revealed someone was hiding in the printing shop where two of the Charlie Hebdo attackers had taken refuge.

# siege - Friday 3 April, 2015

Paris supermarket hostages sue French media for revealing hiding place

Images broadcast from the scene “lacked the most basic precautions” according to a lawyer for the group.

# siege - Friday 23 January, 2015

Paris supermarket gunman buried in unmarked grave

Amedy Coulibaly’s body had been rejected by his home country of Mali.

# siege - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Sydney siege victim was killed by police bullet

News reports in Australia said the 38-year-old was struck by a ricochet.

# siege - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

'She was destined to change the world': Families mourn Australian siege heroes

Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were laid to rest today.

# siege - Monday 22 December, 2014

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terrorists following school massacre

Six men were hanged at the weekend.

# siege - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Australian PM: 'I will not rest until the public is as safe as possible'

An inquiry will also take place into action by police prior to the siege.

# siege - Monday 15 December, 2014

Gunman dead, two other fatalities as police storm Sydney siege café

Seven hostages ran from the building — just seconds before police entered with stun grenades and live fire.

Three gunmen in Belgian siege 'taken outside with their hands in the air'

The victim is understood to be safe and well.

Uber offers free trips after it increased prices during Sydney siege

The company’s surge pricing model increases rates in the city by up to four times their usual cost.

# siege - Monday 1 September, 2014

Beslan 10 years on: the Russian school attack which shocked the world

On the 10th anniversary of the Beslan school siege, returns to the tragic events of September 2004 that cost hundreds of innocent victims their lives.

# siege - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Breakthrough against IS: Iraqi troops reach town of Amerli, ending 2-month siege

It’s the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since IS militants overran large areas of the country in June.

# siege - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad

They have already captured a large swathe of northern and north-central Iraq, prompting as many as half a million people to flee their homes.

# siege - Monday 30 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your week.

Court for man who barricaded himself into parents' house

The incident took place at a house in Sligo on 28 December.

# siege - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Gardaí exchange fire with man barricaded in parents’ house

The man has now been arrested and no one was injured in the incident.

# siege - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Man in 40s hospitalised with head injuries following garda stand-off Windy Arbour This post contains images

Man in 40s hospitalised with head injuries following garda stand-off

Gardaí were called to a road in a residential area of Windy Arbour after reports that shots had been fired.

# siege - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Portugal restaurant siege ends with officer, gunman dead

Six others, including four police, were injured by explosions in the seven-hour ordeal.

# siege - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning

The search is under way for bodies under the rubble of Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, after a four day siege by Islamist gunmen that left 67 dead.

# siege - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Co Down-born woman may have taken part in Nairobi attack

Samantha Lewthwaite, who’s originally from Northern Ireland, is the widow of one of the 7/7 bombers. A Kenyan minister said last night that a “British woman” was believed to be among the attackers.

Troops 'in control' of Kenyan shopping mall after three-day bloodbath

The interior ministry said today that all hostages trapped by the militants are believed to have been freed.

# siege - Monday 23 September, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Heavy gunfire and explosions heard as siege continues at Kenyan shopping mall

As the stand-off enters its third day, sustained bursts of rapid gunfire erupted at dawn and lasted 15 minutes, and soldiers posted around the complex ducked for cover.

# siege - Monday 9 September, 2013

Man arrested over Bailieborough death released from hospital for questioning

The man had been receiving medical attention at Cavan General Hospital.

# siege - Friday 6 September, 2013

Gardaí appeal for information on Bailieborough death

Gardaí are looking to speak to anyone who may have been in the Drumbannon area of the County Cavan town yesterday after a woman’s body was found.

Woman dead and man arrested after Cavan siege

The town of Bailieborough was locked down yesterday evening after a shooting.

# siege - Monday 21 January, 2013

Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege

The Algerian PM said some of the hostages had been executed “with a bullet to the head” as the four-day crisis ended in a bloodbath.

'They were brutally executed' - Hostages describe Algeria siege ordeal

Survivors of the four-day crisis say they were strapped to explosives while some describe finding bodies riddled with bullets, their heads half blown away by the impact.

# siege - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Man held four people hostage in Tipperary pharmacy

The stand-off ended after more than two hours when a Garda used a taser on the man.

# siege - Monday 25 June, 2012

Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic

A local military official says that the attackers caused some damage to the facility and stole a “sizeable quantity” of food.

# siege - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Toulouse bank raider releases one hostage

Three people are still being held hostage by the gunman at a bank branch in Toulouse.

# siege - Friday 27 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# siege - Friday 6 April, 2012

Sarajevo marks 20 years since war started

Over 11,000 red chairs have been arranged on Sarajevo’s main street representing the men, women and children killed in the siege during the Bosnian war.

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