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From TheJournal.ie Russia launches airstrikes on Syrian rebels after suspected chlorine attack Struggling To Breathe

Russia launches airstrikes on Syrian rebels after suspected chlorine attack

A rebel alliance denied they were behind the attack.

From TheJournal.ie A childhood shattered by 'grown-up stuff' - the diary of an eight-year-old girl who survived Aleppo Chronicling The Madness

A childhood shattered by 'grown-up stuff' - the diary of an eight-year-old girl who survived Aleppo

Myriam Rawick was only eight years old when she began recording her terrifying experiences during the siege of Aleppo.

From TheJournal.ie At least 68 children among dead in horror Syrian bomb blast Aleppo

At least 68 children among dead in horror Syrian bomb blast

At least 112 people have died in the blast, 109 of them evacuees.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll in Syrian car bomb attack rises to 43 Aleppo

Death toll in Syrian car bomb attack rises to 43

The attack targeted residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya.

From TheJournal.ie "You must do something for the children of Syria" - 7-year-old Bana writes open letter to Trump Syrian Conflict

"You must do something for the children of Syria" - 7-year-old Bana writes open letter to Trump

The Syrian child came to prominence by describing life in besieged Aleppo.

From TheJournal.ie Russia and Turkey 'have agreed to a Syria ceasefire plan' Peace Talks

Russia and Turkey 'have agreed to a Syria ceasefire plan'

The ceasefire is expected to begin at midnight tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian rebels accused of  'executing 21 civilians' in Aleppo Mass Graves

Syrian rebels accused of 'executing 21 civilians' in Aleppo

The bodies, according to Syrian state news, were discovered in a rebel-held prison.

From TheJournal.ie Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive Syria

Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive

The 19-minute video shows two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched.

From TheJournal.ie It's over: Assad has finally retaken full control of Aleppo's charred ruins Syrian Civil War

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.

From TheJournal.ie "I fear for my brothers and for my parents": Seven-year-old who tweeted from Aleppo Bana Al-Abed

"I fear for my brothers and for my parents": Seven-year-old who tweeted from Aleppo

Bana al-Abed was one of thousands of people evacuated.

From TheJournal.ie UN sets up panel to gather evidence of war crimes in Syria Assad

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.

From TheJournal.ie Where is Bana? Seven-year-old girl who tweeted the Aleppo siege found safe and well Ceasefire

Where is Bana? Seven-year-old girl who tweeted the Aleppo siege found safe and well

Several online videos have emerged showing Bana Al-Abed in the countryside outside Aleppo.

From TheJournal.ie Evacuees "in a terrible state" after waiting overnight in freezing conditions to leave Aleppo Major Delays

Evacuees "in a terrible state" after waiting overnight in freezing conditions to leave Aleppo

In total, it is estimated 3,000 people have been evacuated so far.

From TheJournal.ie Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages Fuaa And Kafraya

Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one bus driver was killed in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the Syrian refugee who travelled for 55 days to get from Aleppo to a new life in the UK Journey From Hell

Meet the Syrian refugee who travelled for 55 days to get from Aleppo to a new life in the UK

Ahmad Al-Rashid crossed through Syria, Turkey, Greece, France, and Germany before finally reaching his goal.

From TheJournal.ie Desperate civilians wait for evacuations from Aleppo Civil War

Desperate civilians wait for evacuations from Aleppo

The Red Cross pleaded for a deal to “save thousands of lives”

From TheJournal.ie Thousands trapped as Aleppo evacuation suspended Aleppo

Thousands trapped as Aleppo evacuation suspended

An evacuation was abruptly suspended this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'A Syrian solution will involve a pact with devils such as Bashar al Assad and others' Read Me

Tom Clonan: 'A Syrian solution will involve a pact with devils such as Bashar al Assad and others'

Around 100,000 civilians and rebels are thought to be left in the slivers of east Aleppo still under opposition control as the Syrian army and allied militias close in, writes Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie Packed onto buses, hundreds of civilians face uncertain future as they leave Aleppo Evacuation

Packed onto buses, hundreds of civilians face uncertain future as they leave Aleppo

Around 951 people have been evacuated so far.

From TheJournal.ie Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo Aleppo

Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo

But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.

From TheJournal.ie Civilians to be evacuated from Aleppo after reports of civilians being 'killed on the spot' Evacuation

Civilians to be evacuated from Aleppo after reports of civilians being 'killed on the spot'

A rebel official said an evacuation deal, sponsored by Russia and Turkey, was set to take effect within hours.

From TheJournal.ie 'Too little, too late' - Syrian army halts shelling of Aleppo to allow trapped civilians to leave Syrian Civil War

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Aleppo's Old City has fallen to Assad's forces Syrian Civil War

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.

From TheJournal.ie Seven-year-old tweeting from war torn Aleppo 'doing well' after family flees army advance Syria

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

Aleppo in Syria is the centre of fierce fighting.

From TheJournal.ie Seven-year-old girl tweets of being "between death and life" as Aleppo on verge of falling I Saw Deaths

Seven-year-old girl tweets of being "between death and life" as Aleppo on verge of falling

Retaking the beleaguered city from rebel forces is key for regime head Bashar al Assad’s strategy in the now five-year war.

From TheJournal.ie 'Children are being killed': Hundreds flee to government-held districts in Aleppo Five Years Of War

'Children are being killed': Hundreds flee to government-held districts in Aleppo

An estimated 275,000 people are trapped in terrible conditions in the city’s rebel-held eastern districts.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has given over €20 million in aid to Syria - our largest humanitarian donation to date Irish Generosity

Ireland has given over €20 million in aid to Syria - our largest humanitarian donation to date

The funding aims to help those “in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, and those who have fled to neighbouring countries”.

From TheJournal.ie 'How else can I say it? Stop bombing hospitals': Latest Aleppo attack hits city's most vulnerable Syria

'How else can I say it? Stop bombing hospitals': Latest Aleppo attack hits city's most vulnerable

“The attacks have destroyed entire hospitals, electric generators, emergency rooms and wards, forcing them to stop all medical activities.”

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'It is possible that the US and Russia may carve up Syria and Iraq between themselves' Aleppo And Mosul

Tom Clonan: 'It is possible that the US and Russia may carve up Syria and Iraq between themselves'

Both Aleppo and Mosul are being besieged by pro-government forces strongly supported by foreign air power but the media coverage is very different, writes Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over' Let's Talk This post contains videos

Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over'

“Of course you know much more than myself about Russia’s military in Crimea, I’m sure,” the ambassador told Barrett today.

From TheJournal.ie Rebel assault on Aleppo slows as UN slams civilian deaths Aleppo

Rebel assault on Aleppo slows as UN slams civilian deaths

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebel rocket fire since Friday has killed 48 civilians, including 17 children.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Was Enda Kenny right about Charlie Flanagan and the Russian ambassador? Factcheck

FactCheck: Was Enda Kenny right about Charlie Flanagan and the Russian ambassador?

The Taoiseach was accused of misleading the Dáil last week. But was what he said true?

From TheJournal.ie Russia is sailing a fleet of warships through the English Channel Aleppo

Russia is sailing a fleet of warships through the English Channel

Britain has deployed the Royal Navy to monitor the aircraft carrier group, which is reportedly en route to Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Eight corridors have been opened to allow 250,000 Aleppo civilians escape the besieged city Safe Passage

Eight corridors have been opened to allow 250,000 Aleppo civilians escape the besieged city

A pause in the fighting will last until this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo Slaughter In Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo

The Fianna Fáil leader refused to withdraw the remark.

From TheJournal.ie Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long? Siege

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.

From TheJournal.ie A city on the brink of destruction: Can anything save Aleppo? Explainer

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.

From TheJournal.ie Putin says allegations that Russia is committing war crimes are "political rhetoric" Putin On A Strong Front

Putin says allegations that Russia is committing war crimes are "political rhetoric"

“I am deeply convinced that it is our Western partners, first and foremost of course the United States, who are responsible for the situation.”

From TheJournal.ie Moscow calls Boris Johnson's Syria comments 'Russophobic' Unquestionable War Crimes

Moscow calls Boris Johnson's Syria comments 'Russophobic'

Relations between countries on both sides of the Syrian war are becoming more and more strained.

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