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From TheJournal.ie First US targeted missile strike on Assad regime kills six Syrian soldiers Syria

First US targeted missile strike on Assad regime kills six Syrian soldiers

Trump confirmed the first American targeted strike against Assad’s regime.

From TheJournal.ie Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens Homs

Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens

At least 32 people died in bomb attacks in Homs.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame Middle East

Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame

Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.

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 Two crucified, 60 killed, as chemical weapons watchdog launches fresh probe in Syria Al Qaeda

Two crucified, 60 killed, as chemical weapons watchdog launches fresh probe in Syria

Up to 60 people were killed in attacks on Damascus and Homs yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs Civil War

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.

From TheJournal.ie No longer under siege: Women and children to be allowed leave Homs Syria

No longer under siege: Women and children to be allowed leave Homs

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said that tomorrow he expects the two parties to talk about the “way forward”.

From TheJournal.ie Residents of Syria's Aleppo sell their belongings to survive Survival

Residents of Syria's Aleppo sell their belongings to survive

People are trying to sell off electronic devices to make money – but there isn’t enough electricity to make them work.

From TheJournal.ie UN unable to feed 1 million hungry in Syria World Food Programme

UN unable to feed 1 million hungry in Syria

The World Food Programme is blaming a lack of security in the war-stricken country for an estimated 1 million people going hungry.

From TheJournal.ie Fifteen killed in Syria car bombing Syria

Fifteen killed in Syria car bombing

Straight after the attack, hundreds of people began to protest against President Bashar al-Assad, according to activists, as some blamed the regime for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Syria: Departing UN observer chief criticises failure to protect civilians Syria

Syria: Departing UN observer chief criticises failure to protect civilians

International obligations towards civilians “have not been respected” by either side in Syrian conflict,

From TheJournal.ie Syrian air force pilot defects to Jordan and is granted political asylum Syria This post contains videos

Syrian air force pilot defects to Jordan and is granted political asylum

The pilot flew his plane to Jordan while on a training mission.

From TheJournal.ie UN suspends Syria mission as violence intensifies Syria

UN suspends Syria mission as violence intensifies

Meanwhile, a group of Muslims and Christians have issued a desperate appeal for help escaping the flashpoint city of Homs.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE STREAM: Homs hit by new wave of attacks Syria This post contains videos

LIVE STREAM: Homs hit by new wave of attacks

The Syrian city appears to be under fire again this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

From TheJournal.ie Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed Syria

Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed

Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie UN observers reach town of reported massacre Syria This post contains videos

UN observers reach town of reported massacre

Meanwhile, Syrian troops have been heavily shelling a rebel-held area of Homs.

From TheJournal.ie Syria facing 'a foreign plot' for destruction, insists Assad Syria

Syria facing 'a foreign plot' for destruction, insists Assad

Bashar al-Assad tells Syria’s parliament that the “international role” in the insurgent uprising “is now obvious”.

From TheJournal.ie Syria: 11-year-old played dead to survive Houla massacre Syria

Syria: 11-year-old played dead to survive Houla massacre

Ali el-Sayed, 11, is one of few survivors of last Friday’s massacre in Houla during which 108 people died.

From TheJournal.ie UN observers in Syria discover 13 bound corpses Syria

UN observers in Syria discover 13 bound corpses

The bodies were found with their hands tied behind their backs and gunshot wounds in their heads.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Four students killed in assault on Syrian college Syria

Four students killed in assault on Syrian college

Activists say government forces stormed dorms at Aleppo University.

From TheJournal.ie UN observers in Syria visit Homs Tensions

UN observers in Syria visit Homs

The UN observers are trying to shore up a shakey ceasefire in Syria as part of a political solution to the conflict that has killed more than 9,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie Killing of Syrian activists "totally unacceptible" - Annan Syria

Killing of Syrian activists "totally unacceptible" - Annan

Kofi Annan told the UN of his concerns over reports of Syrian troops firing on civilians in Hama after UN observers left.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian forces kill dozens after UN monitors' visit Syria

Syrian forces kill dozens after UN monitors' visit

Government troops reportedly opened fire on the streets of Hamas, killing dozens and raising fears the regime is targeting opponents emboldened to protest by the UN monitors.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian activists: Homs calm as UN team visits Syria

Syrian activists: Homs calm as UN team visits

Activists have said that shelling has stopped in the city of Homs ahead of a visit by UN cease-fire observers to the area.

From TheJournal.ie Clinton pushes for greater action on Syria Syria

Clinton pushes for greater action on Syria

The US has increased the supports it is making available to the Syrian opposition.

From TheJournal.ie Activists claim Syrian troops are widening shelling attacks Syria

Activists claim Syrian troops are widening shelling attacks

The UN-brokered cease-fire appears to be quickly unraveling despite the presence of foreign observers, as government troops launched another day of attacks on Homs.

From TheJournal.ie Nine dead as Syrian troops shell Homs ahead of UN resolution vote Syria

Nine dead as Syrian troops shell Homs ahead of UN resolution vote

The reported bombardment came as the UN prepared to vote on a resolution authorising the deployment of the first wave of military observers to monitor the ceasefire.

From TheJournal.ie Gulf countries agree a 'pot of gold' to fund Syrian rebels Syria

Gulf countries agree a 'pot of gold' to fund Syrian rebels

The large-scale plan was agreed at a meeting of foreign ministers in Istanbul today as violence continues in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Why has the world not intervened in Syria? Explainer

Why has the world not intervened in Syria?

A number of Middle East experts tell TheJournal.ie why Syria is not Libya.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Scenes from Syria on first anniversary of uprising Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Scenes from Syria on first anniversary of uprising

Heavy fighting between government and rebel forces was reported in Hama and Homs yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Syria: 6 things we have learned from the Assad emails Syria This post contains videos

Syria: 6 things we have learned from the Assad emails

The Guardian has today published details from thousands of emails it reports were sent and received by the embattled president Bashar Assad and his wife in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian forces laying mines along refugee routes to Turkey - report Syria

Syrian forces laying mines along refugee routes to Turkey - report

Human Rights Watch says witnesses have seen the Syrian army laying the mines along the borders with Turkey and Lebanon.

From TheJournal.ie At least 45 women and children 'massacred' in Syria Massacre

At least 45 women and children 'massacred' in Syria

Their bodies were found after being stabbed and burned in Homs, opposition activists said.

From TheJournal.ie Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down Syria This post contains images

Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down

Kofi Annan and President Assad’s meeting came to a deadlock in the capital city.

From TheJournal.ie 'Families massacred' in Homs as rebels reject call for dialogue Syria

'Families massacred' in Homs as rebels reject call for dialogue

Activists are reporting summary executions, mass rape and targeting of specific families by the forces of president Bashar al-Assad.

From TheJournal.ie Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video Syria This post contains videos

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video

Abdo Hussameldin announced he was defecting in a YouTube video, making him the first high ranking official to abandon the Assad regime since the uprising began a year ago this month.

From TheJournal.ie Aid team gains entry to struggling region of Homs in Syria Red Crescent

Aid team gains entry to struggling region of Homs in Syria

The food and emergency aid convoy has spent the past six days trying to secure entry to Baba Amr.

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