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#Syria

# syria - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border

Greek authorities said they thwarted an attempt by about 1,000 people overnight to cross the border.

# syria - Sunday 1 March, 2020

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.

# syria - Friday 28 February, 2020

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.

# syria - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD

Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.

# syria - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school

Missiles fired by Syrian regime forces killed eight civilians today, a war monitor has said.

# syria - Monday 30 December, 2019

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters

The attack saw US planes hit several bases belonging to the Hezbollah Brigades.

Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport

The families have been resettled in Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

# syria - Monday 2 December, 2019

Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours

Smith was arrested upon arrival at Dublin Airport yesterday.

# syria - Thursday 14 November, 2019

From The42 World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria Out The Gap

World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria

Veteran coach Marcello Lippi’s second stint in charge of China lasted just six months.

# syria - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.

# syria - Monday 11 November, 2019

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey

The precise details of James Le Mesurier’s death could not be confirmed.

# syria - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium

The driver called police when he suspected that there were people in his container.

# syria - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The death of Isis leader al-Baghdadi, tense relations between the DUP and Irish government, and the Dublin City Marathon had everyone talking today.

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

# syria - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire

Donald Trump made the comment in an address at the White House today.

Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria

Under the deal, Kurdish forces are to be allowed withdraw from the border area.

# syria - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone

The top figure on the Kurdish side said Turkey was preventing his forces’ withdrawal and trying to blame the deal’s collapse on the Kurds.

# syria - Friday 18 October, 2019

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

More than 500 people have been killed including dozens of civilians, mostly on the Kurdish side.

# syria - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says

Pence spoke after he and other US officials met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

'Don't be a fool': No sign of progress as US demands Turkish ceasefire

Trump said that the Kurds ‘are not angels’ as vice-president Mike Pence heads to Turkey.

# syria - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From The42 Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration Support

Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration

Players were seen as supporting the country’s current military operation in Syria.

Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds

The US will freeze assets on Turkish ministers and place tariffs on steel.

# syria - Monday 14 October, 2019

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion

It follows US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of his troops from the conflict zone.

# syria - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say

The displacement camps host some 12,000 foreigners – 8,000 children and 4,000 women.

# syria - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive

Kurdish people in Dublin held a rally on O’Connell Street outside the GPO.

# syria - Friday 11 October, 2019

Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU

The Turkish President yesterday said the country could do just that if the EU doesn’t support the country.

Poll: Would you support sanctions against Turkey over its assault in Syria? Syria This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support sanctions against Turkey over its assault in Syria?

France has said the EU is to consider the action.

'Lock him up!': Trump hits out at Bidens and defends decision to withdraw from Syria

The US President is seeking to use an impeachment probe against him as a weapon on the campaign trail.

First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Seven civilians including a nine-month-old baby were killed in Turkish border towns and nearly 70 people were injured.

# syria - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle? Syria This post contains videos

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?

The US made the surprise decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, leaving Turkey to enter.

British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody

The US has moved some Islamic State prisoners amid fears they could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria.

Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy'

The Kurdish forces are “fighting for their land,” Trump said.

# syria - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces Kurds This post contains videos

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.

# syria - Monday 7 October, 2019

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria

The US President cited his “great and unmatched wisdom” in deciding what is “off limits”.

In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria

This move would result in an uncertain fate for the Kurdish fighters allied with the US.

# syria - Friday 26 July, 2019

Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar

Aid groups have described the spike in violence in Syria’s eight-year civil war as a “nightmare”.

# syria - Friday 19 July, 2019

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home

The Dundalk woman and her young daughter are currently in Syria.

# syria - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Lisa Smith says she fears her daughter will be seen as a terrorist's child if she returns to Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he wants her to come back to Ireland, but noted concerns over security risks and cost.

# syria - Friday 5 July, 2019

Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland

The Dundalk native made the comments in a new interview with BBC.

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