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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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jan 6th 2019, 1:57 PM 36,410 Views 77 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Apr 16th 2018, 7:52 AM 12,467 Views 99 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Apr 13th 2018, 7:17 AM 6,676 Views 29 Comments

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
# Douma
# Douma

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

Apr 12th 2018, 9:02 AM 17,325 Views 144 Comments

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'
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Apr 10th 2018, 7:04 AM 7,805 Views 101 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Feb 22nd 2018, 10:58 PM 9,943 Views 48 Comments

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
# Eastern Ghouta
# Eastern Ghouta

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

Feb 21st 2018, 10:43 PM 11,345 Views 46 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Feb 20th 2018, 9:29 PM 12,568 Views 27 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan

Dec 26th 2017, 4:47 PM 6,937 Views 34 Comments

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
# Civil War

Member of Syrian White Helmets to receive Tipperary Peace Prize today

Sep 6th 2017, 6:05 AM 15,079 Views 61 Comments

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'
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Mar 24th 2017, 6:20 AM 824 Views 23 Comments

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
# Palmyra
# Palmyra

Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets

Mar 17th 2017, 10:31 AM 14,507 Views 69 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 559 Views 37 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

44 killed in twin bomb attack in centre of Damascus

Mar 11th 2017, 11:37 AM 6,904 Views 21 Comments

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
# Siege
# Siege

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

Feb 14th 2017, 7:15 AM 5,648 Views 8 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:30 AM 10,606 Views 50 Comments

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
# Assad
# Assad

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

Dec 22nd 2016, 9:41 AM 6,873 Views 125 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Dec 17th 2016, 7:52 AM 7,924 Views 82 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Dec 9th 2016, 6:51 AM 5,994 Views 56 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Dec 7th 2016, 9:05 AM 11,508 Views 59 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Dec 6th 2016, 12:48 PM 9,802 Views 40 Comments

Aleppo in Syria is the centre of fierce fighting.

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

Seven-year-old Syrian girl's Twitter account disappears as Assad's forces close in
# Aleppo
# Aleppo

Seven-year-old Syrian girl's Twitter account disappears as Assad's forces close in

Dec 5th 2016, 1:34 PM 17,167 Views 69 Comments

Bana Alabed’s tweets from war-town Aleppo – written in English with the help of her mother – gained worldwide prominence.

# syrian-civil-war - 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.

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

A city on the brink of destruction: Can anything save Aleppo?
# Explainer
# Explainer

A city on the brink of destruction: Can anything save Aleppo?

Oct 16th 2016, 10:00 AM 12,175 Views 65 Comments

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
# Syrian White Helmets
# Syrian White Helmets

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

Oct 15th 2016, 9:00 PM 9,984 Views 78 Comments

“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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Oct 3rd 2016, 8:58 PM 10,511 Views 160 Comments

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
# Good News
# Good News

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

Oct 2nd 2016, 6:20 AM 9,212 Views 12 Comments

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"
# Reflection
# Reflection

Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly"

Sep 22nd 2016, 9:46 PM 15,303 Views 105 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

UN aid convoy delivering food destroyed by airstrikes in Syria

Sep 19th 2016, 9:25 PM 18,707 Views 107 Comments

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
# Compassion
# Compassion

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

Sep 16th 2016, 2:45 PM 26,614 Views 140 Comments

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
# Conjoined Twins
# Conjoined Twins

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

Aug 24th 2016, 3:30 PM 23,289 Views 28 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

Syrian rebels say they have broken the siege of Aleppo

Aug 6th 2016, 6:38 PM 13,845 Views 80 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Jul 20th 2016, 4:10 PM 55,412 Views 162 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

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

Jun 5th 2016, 9:30 PM 15,261 Views 128 Comments

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
# Aleppo
# Aleppo

"Women, children, the sick, and the wounded are condemned to death" - hospitals bombed in heart of Syria's violence

May 3rd 2016, 5:47 PM 13,242 Views 91 Comments

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 Explainer
# Aleppo Explainer

A city destroyed: What you need to know about Aleppo

Feb 14th 2016, 7:45 AM 11,743 Views 49 Comments

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
# Four Years On
# Four Years On

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

Sep 13th 2015, 8:00 AM 27,219 Views 151 Comments

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
# Aleppo

In Syria, children swim in craters made by barrel bombs

Jul 15th 2014, 10:33 AM 6,734 Views 33 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

Syrian rebels abandon last positions in Homs

May 7th 2014, 9:55 PM 5,060 Views 43 Comments

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
# Civil War
# Civil War

Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs

Feb 7th 2014, 9:12 PM 4,284 Views 6 Comments

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

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