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#Siege

# siege - Monday 16 November, 2020

Opinion: 'He was a local hero after Jadotville - but that's not how he remembers it'
# Jadotville
# Jadotville

Opinion: 'He was a local hero after Jadotville - but that's not how he remembers it'

Nov 16th 2020, 5:30 PM 35,867 Views 28 Comments

Daughter of Tadgh Quinn, Helena Quinn recounts the effect the siege of Jadotville had on her father and welcomes recent moves to properly recognise the men of “A” Company.

# siege - Saturday 24 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 24th 2018, 2:09 PM 22,790 Views 48 Comments

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
# Melbourne
# Melbourne

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

Jun 6th 2017, 6:48 AM 33,589 Views 18 Comments

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
# Siege
# Siege

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

Feb 14th 2017, 7:15 AM 5,645 Views 8 Comments

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?
# Siege
# Siege

Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long?

Oct 18th 2016, 10:50 AM 7,021 Views 73 Comments

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
# Fight For Justice
# Fight For Justice

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

Sep 20th 2016, 8:52 AM 47,798 Views 57 Comments

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

Mar 9th 2016, 7:57 AM 16,355 Views 9 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Dec 10th 2015, 10:24 AM 13,302 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Charlie Hebdo
# Charlie Hebdo

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

Aug 18th 2015, 8:02 PM 31,749 Views 30 Comments

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
# Siege
# Siege

Paris supermarket hostages sue French media for revealing hiding place

Apr 3rd 2015, 7:23 PM 24,619 Views 16 Comments

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
# Charlie Hebdo
# Charlie Hebdo

Paris supermarket gunman buried in unmarked grave

Jan 23rd 2015, 12:39 PM 8,837 Views 34 Comments

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
# Sydney
# Sydney

Sydney siege victim was killed by police bullet

Jan 11th 2015, 2:00 PM 30,495 Views 45 Comments

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
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

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

Dec 23rd 2014, 9:34 AM 12,414 Views 14 Comments

Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were laid to rest today.

# siege - Monday 22 December, 2014

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terrorists following school massacre
# Siege
# Siege

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terrorists following school massacre

Dec 22nd 2014, 9:52 AM 15,565 Views 54 Comments

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'
# Sydney Siege
# Sydney Siege

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

Dec 17th 2014, 7:05 AM 3,468 Views 36 Comments

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
# Terror Siege
# Terror Siege

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

Dec 15th 2014, 10:23 PM 143,089 Views 351 Comments

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'
# Ghent
# Ghent

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

Dec 15th 2014, 2:14 PM 18,522 Views 32 Comments

The victim is understood to be safe and well.

Uber offers free trips after it increased prices during Sydney siege
# Backtrack
# Backtrack

Uber offers free trips after it increased prices during Sydney siege

Dec 15th 2014, 9:56 AM 8,236 Views 7 Comments

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
# Siege
# Siege

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

Sep 1st 2014, 2:50 PM 17,280 Views 38 Comments

On the 10th anniversary of the Beslan school siege, TheJournal.ie 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
# Besieged
# Besieged

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

Aug 31st 2014, 7:40 PM 7,775 Views 18 Comments

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

Militants seize Saddam's hometown, set sights on Baghdad

Jun 11th 2014, 9:22 PM 6,976 Views 75 Comments

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

Court for man who barricaded himself into parents' house
# Sligo
# Sligo

Court for man who barricaded himself into parents' house

Dec 30th 2013, 8:25 AM 14,347 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sligo
# Sligo

Gardaí exchange fire with man barricaded in parents’ house

Dec 28th 2013, 8:38 PM 63,092 Views 145 Comments

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
# Windy Arbour

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

Dec 4th 2013, 11:00 PM 72,212 Views 108 Comments

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
# Pinhal Novo
# Pinhal Novo

Portugal restaurant siege ends with officer, gunman dead

Nov 24th 2013, 7:16 PM 21,594 Views 4 Comments

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
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning

Sep 25th 2013, 9:36 AM 4,526 Views 7 Comments

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
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

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

Sep 24th 2013, 8:11 AM 20,969 Views 236 Comments

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
# Kenya
# Kenya

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

Sep 24th 2013, 7:29 AM 4,031 Views 12 Comments

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

# siege - Monday 23 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:25 AM 4,218 Views 53 Comments

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
# Bailieborough
# Bailieborough

Man arrested over Bailieborough death released from hospital for questioning

Sep 9th 2013, 8:34 AM 4,715 Views 0 Comments

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

# siege - Friday 6 September, 2013

Gardaí appeal for information on Bailieborough death
# Bailieborough
# Bailieborough

Gardaí appeal for information on Bailieborough death

Sep 6th 2013, 2:01 PM 9,509 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bailieborough
# Bailieborough

Woman dead and man arrested after Cavan siege

Sep 6th 2013, 7:47 AM 24,466 Views 8 Comments

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
# Hostages
# Hostages

Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege

Jan 21st 2013, 8:44 PM 4,376 Views 0 Comments

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
# Algeria
# Algeria

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

Jan 21st 2013, 1:30 PM 11,201 Views 14 Comments

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
# Stand Off
# Stand Off

Man held four people hostage in Tipperary pharmacy

Jun 26th 2012, 12:52 PM 7,395 Views 18 Comments

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
# Attack
# Attack

Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic

Jun 25th 2012, 12:39 PM 2,871 Views 1 Comment

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
# France
# France

Toulouse bank raider releases one hostage

Jun 20th 2012, 2:37 PM 2,640 Views 5 Comments

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

# siege - Friday 27 April, 2012

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