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From TheJournal.ie Russia and Syria blame Israel for airstrike on Syrian military airport Attack

Russia and Syria blame Israel for airstrike on Syrian military airport

Washington has denied responsibility for the strike on Syria’s central Tayfur air base.

From TheJournal.ie US 'deeply concerned' as 250 civilians killed in two days of bombing by Russian and Syrian forces Syrian Civil War

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.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights groups call for sanctions as UN says Assad forces in Syria were behind sarin gas attack Chemical Warfare

Human rights groups call for sanctions as UN says Assad forces in Syria were behind sarin gas attack

Over 80 people were killed in the chemical attack in April.

From TheJournal.ie Life inside the world's biggest Syrian refugee camp Zaatari Refugee Camp

Life inside the world's biggest Syrian refugee camp

The conflict in Syria has raged on for seven years. But from the rubble, the women in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp are finding ways to build new lives.

From TheJournal.ie UN commission 'has enough to prosecute Assad for war crimes' Syria

UN commission 'has enough to prosecute Assad for war crimes'

“The preparatory work has been done, but nevertheless, there is no prosecutor and no court.”

From TheJournal.ie Assad will pay a 'heavy price' if Syria launches another chemical attack, US warns Warning

Assad will pay a 'heavy price' if Syria launches another chemical attack, US warns

The US warned against any attack which could result in the “mass murder” of civilians.

From TheJournal.ie 'What's the plan?' Confusion reigns on Syria as Trump sends secretary of state to Russia You Got This

'What's the plan?' Confusion reigns on Syria as Trump sends secretary of state to Russia

The Trump administration has done little to clarify on how it will approach the situation in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels Russia trip after US bombs Syria Airstrikes

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels Russia trip after US bombs Syria

“The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Syrians are increasingly likely to opt for a strongman like Assad, capable of bringing stability' Opinion

'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.

From TheJournal.ie This is the before and after picture of a man who survived Syria's 'human slaughterhouse' Inhuman Conditions

This is the before and after picture of a man who survived Syria's 'human slaughterhouse'

Amnesty says their new report reveals a “hidden, monstrous campaign” at Saydnaya prison.

From TheJournal.ie Russia says it has begun scaling down its forces in Syria Withdrawal

Russia says it has begun scaling down its forces in Syria

It comes as the Assad regime intensifies its bombardment of a rebel district home to the capital’s main water source.

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 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 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 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 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 This town has been under armed siege for four years - but it ended today amid tears and recriminations Syria

This town has been under armed siege for four years - but it ended today amid tears and recriminations

The evacuation of Daraya came after a deal struck by President Bashar al-Assad’s government and opposition forces in the town, one of the first to rise up against the Assad regime.

From TheJournal.ie Conjoined twins born in the midst of battle in Syria have died while awaiting permission to travel Conjoined Twins

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.

From TheJournal.ie Assad says there's one quick way to achieve peace in Syria Butt Out Of It

Assad says there's one quick way to achieve peace in Syria

It’s not happy with other countries getting invovled.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: First drone video shows devastation of war in Syria Jobar

WATCH: First drone video shows devastation of war in Syria

The footage is a rare aerial view of the extent of the destruction in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Assad made his first foreign visit in four years. Guess where he went? Flying Visit

Assad made his first foreign visit in four years. Guess where he went?

A Kremlin spokesman described it as a “working visit”.

From TheJournal.ie Russia denies accidentally landing missiles in Iran instead of Syria War Of Words

Russia denies accidentally landing missiles in Iran instead of Syria

US officials say Russian missiles missed Syria. The Russians are having none of it.

From TheJournal.ie 'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street' Syria This post contains images

'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street'

Irish aid worker David Adams visited a clinic that helps to rehabilitate some of the casualties of the Syrian conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops on high alert after rebels capture Golan Heights border crossing Keeping The Peace

Irish troops on high alert after rebels capture Golan Heights border crossing

But they’re safe at the moment.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown Iraq

Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown

Meanwhile, Washington insists it is not ‘on the same page’ as Syria in their fight against Islamic State militants.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 11 million Syrians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid Civil War

Nearly 11 million Syrians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid

In his monthly report to the UN Security Council, Ban Ki-moon said that nearly half of the country is in need of immediate help.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian rebels abandon last positions in Homs Syrian Civil War

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Western powers should not intervene in Syria Syria

Column: Western powers should not intervene in Syria

High-tech western military force does not end conflicts – it changes them.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Three years into civil war, families deprived of food are forced to eat stray cats Three Years On

Column: Three years into civil war, families deprived of food are forced to eat stray cats

The Syrian conflict is the world’s largest humanitarian disaster. After three years of conflict, basic services like healthcare are completely collapsing, writes Peter Power of UNICEF.

From TheJournal.ie Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva Press Pit

Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva

UN security guards have had to step in on occasion as reporters fling slurs and abuse across press room.

From TheJournal.ie Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet No Peace

Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet

Syrian officials branded the opposition as traitors and insisted Assad will not give up power.

From TheJournal.ie War crimes report accuses Syria of torture and 11,000 executions Syria

War crimes report accuses Syria of torture and 11,000 executions

The report by three former war crimes prosecutors, based on thousands of photos smuggled out of the country, accuses Syria of large-scale killing and torture. (Note: graphic content).

From TheJournal.ie UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren't going to go anyway Peace Talks

UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren't going to go anyway

A surprise UN invite to Iran had thrown the talks into doubt.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian 'barrel bombs' kill 76 people including 28 children Syrian War

Syrian 'barrel bombs' kill 76 people including 28 children

The “unprecedented” bombardment came as the UN estimated that the number of Syrian refugees would touch 4.1 million by the end of 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Twelve nuns abducted by Syrian opposition fighters Syrian Conflict

Twelve nuns abducted by Syrian opposition fighters

The Greek Orthodox nuns and three other women were seized at a convent in the village of Maaloula yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Leaving it all behind – a Syrian family’s journey to safety Opinion

Column: Leaving it all behind – a Syrian family’s journey to safety

“I did not say a proper goodbye to my father and did not even bury him. I don’t know who did and where,” said Ahmed, whose family has been forced to move around – inside and outside Syria – for more than a year after a shell destroyed their home.

From TheJournal.ie Assad: I should have won the Nobel Peace Prize Syria

Assad: I should have won the Nobel Peace Prize

The Syrian leader made the remark “jokingly” according to a Lebanese newspaper.

From TheJournal.ie Column: People hit by indiscriminate violence need psycho-social help Opinion

Column: People hit by indiscriminate violence need psycho-social help

The civil war in Syria has killed and injured innumerable people, many of them innocent civilians. We are trying to help survivors repair the damage to their bodies – and to their minds, writes Jane-Ann McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons now under way Syrian Conflict

Process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons now under way

The team charged with the destruction of the weapons began the process this morning, a source in the international mission has said.

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