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#Syrian civil war

# syrian-civil-war - Sunday 6 January, 2019

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says it has captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State

The Kurdish-led forces said that it had arrested five militants who had been fighting for the Islamic State.

# syrian-civil-war - Monday 16 April, 2018

Tánaiste would have 'much preferred' if the UN was taking action against alleged Syrian chemical attack

World leaders are dealing with the fallout of airstrikes ordered following an alleged chemical attack.

# syrian-civil-war - Friday 13 April, 2018

Trump speaks with Theresa May over the phone but holds off on a final decision on strikes against Syria

The Syrian regime is accused of using chemical weapons in an attack on Saturday.

# syrian-civil-war - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Russian military says Syrian government now in full control of town where alleged chemical attack took place

Western countries are mulling retaliation over the weekend’s gas attack in eastern Ghouta.

# syrian-civil-war - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Trump slams 'horrible' alleged chemical attack in Syria, vows to respond 'forcefully'

The United States, backed by Britain and France, has said it is ready to act with or without support from the United Nations.

# syrian-civil-war - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'Hell on Earth': More than 400 people have been killed in five-day assault on Syrian rebel-held area

fter two weeks of negotiations, Russia today told the UN Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.

# syrian-civil-war - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

More than 300 people now killed in rebel held area of Syria

At least 67 children were among those killed this week.

# syrian-civil-war - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

US 'deeply concerned' as 250 civilians killed in two days of bombing by Russian and Syrian forces

Bombardment on today killed 106 civilians, including 19 children, according to a war monitor.

# syrian-civil-war - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan

They say that Moscow has failed to pressure Bashar Assad, to end the conflict.

# syrian-civil-war - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Member of Syrian White Helmets to receive Tipperary Peace Prize today Civil War This post contains videos

Member of Syrian White Helmets to receive Tipperary Peace Prize today

The group is credited with saving tens of thousands of lives in war-ravaged Syria.

# syrian-civil-war - Friday 24 March, 2017

Opinion: 'A political solution to the Syrian war is very unlikely now'

Damascus has settled on a clear strategy for a military solution, and has been brutally and successfully executing it, writes Derek O’Rouke

# syrian-civil-war - Friday 17 March, 2017

Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets

In an unusual move, the Israeli army confirmed the raid took place.

# syrian-civil-war - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'Syrians are increasingly likely to opt for a strongman like Assad, capable of bringing stability'

Assad’s popularity is a narrative that has been marginalised in the West, but that doesn’t make it any less vital to bringing an end to the terrible war in my country, writes Antoine Bakhash with the help of Eimhin O’Reilly.

# syrian-civil-war - Saturday 11 March, 2017

44 killed in twin bomb attack in centre of Damascus

Attacks are rare in the Syrian government stronghold.

# syrian-civil-war - 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.

# syrian-civil-war - Friday 23 December, 2016

It's over: Assad has finally retaken full control of Aleppo's charred ruins

The battle lasted nearly four and a half years, turning the city into a worldwide symbol of bloodshed and devastation.

# syrian-civil-war - Thursday 22 December, 2016

UN sets up panel to gather evidence of war crimes in Syria

The General Assembly resolution was co-sponsored by Ireland and 57 other countries.

# syrian-civil-war - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Obama blames Russia and Iran for the "horror" in Aleppo

The Syrian regime has suspended the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the city’s last rebel-held areas.

# syrian-civil-war - Friday 9 December, 2016

'Too little, too late' - Syrian army halts shelling of Aleppo to allow trapped civilians to leave

The Syrian Army said it has halted bombing yesterday.

# syrian-civil-war - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Aleppo's Old City has fallen to Assad's forces

Government and allied forces now hold over 75% of east Aleppo, a rebel bastion since 2012.

# syrian-civil-war - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Seven-year-old tweeting from war torn Aleppo 'doing well' after family flees army advance

Aleppo in Syria is the centre of fierce fighting.

# syrian-civil-war - Monday 5 December, 2016

# syrian-civil-war - 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.

# syrian-civil-war - Sunday 16 October, 2016

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.

# syrian-civil-war - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Syria's heroes: the volunteers who run towards the bombing

“To save one life is to save all of humanity”.

# syrian-civil-war - Monday 3 October, 2016

Reports that "prominent" Al-Qaeda leader killed in US airstrike

The announcement came as the US and Russia called off ceasefire talks.

# syrian-civil-war - Sunday 2 October, 2016

After two years of Islamic State rule, the children of Manbij are finally allowed return to school

A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, backed by some Irish and British fighters, forced out Isis last month.

# syrian-civil-war - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly"

The outgoing US president has cited the Syrian Civil War as one of his most difficult challenges in government.

# syrian-civil-war - Monday 19 September, 2016

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.

# syrian-civil-war - Friday 16 September, 2016

Ireland the most welcoming country for Syrian refugees, according to major European study

IRC chief executive David Miliband says the study shows the vast majority of Europeans have “not lost their hearts”.

# syrian-civil-war - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Conjoined twins born in the midst of battle in Syria have died while awaiting permission to travel

Nawras and Moaz were joined at the chest, with hearts sharing the same sac.

# syrian-civil-war - Saturday 6 August, 2016

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.

# syrian-civil-war - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Widespread outrage after Syrian rebel group beheads 12-year-old child

The leaders of the rebel group involved called the act a “violation”.

# syrian-civil-war - Sunday 5 June, 2016

300,000 dead, 11 million refugees, but nobody can get in a room to talk about peace

The civil war in Syria has gone on for five years.

# syrian-civil-war - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

"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.

# syrian-civil-war - Sunday 14 February, 2016

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?

# syrian-civil-war - Sunday 13 September, 2015

A Syrian living in Ireland thinks taking in 4,000 refugees is too little, too late

Ghandi Mallak thinks Irish citizenship is “an honour not an entitlement”. He is upset it has taken European politicians so long to help Syrian people.

# syrian-civil-war - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

In Syria, children swim in craters made by barrel bombs Aleppo This post contains videos

In Syria, children swim in craters made by barrel bombs

Around 150,000 people have died in the three-year Syrian conflict.

# syrian-civil-war - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Syrian rebels abandon last positions in Homs

Homs was once the “capital of the revolution”. Now it is back in the hands of Bashar Assad.

# syrian-civil-war - Friday 7 February, 2014

Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs

A three-day cease-fire is underway that will allow an evacuation by humanitarian agencies.

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