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From TheJournal.ie Four Blackwater guards found guilty of 2007 Iraq killings Trial

Four Blackwater guards found guilty of 2007 Iraq killings

More than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad were shot and 14 were killed.

From TheJournal.ie Two suicide bombs kill nearly 70 people in Yemen Al-Tahrir Square

Two suicide bombs kill nearly 70 people in Yemen

At least 47 people were killed in Sanaa, while 20 soldiers are dead after a separate bombing.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions Syria

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

From TheJournal.ie Watch 1,500 Irish soldiers groan with pain on the Braveheart battlefield Lights Camera Action

Watch 1,500 Irish soldiers groan with pain on the Braveheart battlefield

It was the largest scale movie production to come to Ireland and was the start of something big for the film industry…

From TheJournal.ie Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights UNDOF

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights

The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what it was like to be part of Braveheart's epic army Extras This post contains videos

Here's what it was like to be part of Braveheart's epic army

Hundreds of members of the Irish Defence Forces played William Wallace’s army in the 1990s battle movie.

From TheJournal.ie Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff UNDOF

Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff

Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI Rememberance

Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI

Readers share their family links to the Great War with some tips on how to begin your search.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins to attend WWI commemorations in Belgium Soldiers

President Higgins to attend WWI commemorations in Belgium

The president will travel to Belgium for World War One commemoration ceremonies in Liege and Mons in Belgium on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie US soldiers charged with raping pregnant woman to stand trial in Italy Paratroopers

US soldiers charged with raping pregnant woman to stand trial in Italy

The two soldiers, aged 21 and 22, were arrested on Wednesday for the alleged attack in Vicenza, northern Italy.

From TheJournal.ie WWI recruitment posters feature on new An Post stamps Soldiers

WWI recruitment posters feature on new An Post stamps

The two commemorative stamps are to mark the centenary of World War One.

From TheJournal.ie "The rebels will pay...": Ukraine leader vows action over rocket attacks Army Deaths

"The rebels will pay...": Ukraine leader vows action over rocket attacks

Separatists near the Russian border mowed down 19 troops in a hail of heavy rocket fire yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Militants post terrifying images of captured Iraqi soldiers ISIL This post contains images

Militants post terrifying images of captured Iraqi soldiers

Some images appear to depict mass killings.

From TheJournal.ie 'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day Missing You

'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day

Members of the Defence Forces who are serving in Syria, Lebanon and Mali have sent messages home to their families.

From TheJournal.ie 49 dead as pro-Russian rebels shoot down Ukrainian troop plane Violence

49 dead as pro-Russian rebels shoot down Ukrainian troop plane

The US has also accused Russia of sending tanks and weaponry to the rebels.

From TheJournal.ie Remembering the 1,000 Limerick soldiers who died during World War I History Of Ireland

Remembering the 1,000 Limerick soldiers who died during World War I

Historians have created an interactive map so we can trace where each of the Limerick natives are commemorated across the world.

From TheJournal.ie Two RAF members withdrawn from duties over "graphic photo with Afghan body" Afghanistan

Two RAF members withdrawn from duties over "graphic photo with Afghan body"

The photo appears to show servicemen posing with a dead Taliban member.

From TheJournal.ie British women could soon be allowed fight on the front lines British Army

British women could soon be allowed fight on the front lines

Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond said a review would be back by the end of 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan Deaths

Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The cause of the helicopter crash is not immediately known.

From TheJournal.ie Unconfirmed photos released show Russian forces in eastern Ukraine Crisis

Unconfirmed photos released show Russian forces in eastern Ukraine

The images, provided by Ukrainian diplomats, have yet to be verified.

From TheJournal.ie Fort Hood mass shooting: gunman among four dead; 16 wounded Military Base

Fort Hood mass shooting: gunman among four dead; 16 wounded

The incident occurred last night on the Texas army base.

From TheJournal.ie "Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian servicemen" PM claims Simferopol

"Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian servicemen" PM claims

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said a soldier was shot dead in Crimea, leading to the defence ministry to allow soldiers to “use arms”.

From TheJournal.ie 1953 St Patrick's Day photo shows US soldiers preparing Irish-decorated bomb From The Archives

1953 St Patrick's Day photo shows US soldiers preparing Irish-decorated bomb

The US Army soldiers – originally from Sligo and Dublin – were fighting communists in Korea.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine's navy chief switches allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities Hostile

Ukraine's navy chief switches allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities

Denis Berezovsky said in a televised statement that he “swears allegiance to the residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis Crimea

Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

Gilmore said Russia is obliged to respect Ukraine’s independence.

From TheJournal.ie Two serving soldiers arrested after Defence Forces respond to viable bomb Burnfoot

Two serving soldiers arrested after Defence Forces respond to viable bomb

The man and women, both in their 20s, were detained after the army bomb squad responded to a call out at a residence next to a filling station.

From TheJournal.ie 22 of the most unforgettable war photos you will ever see Powerful This post contains images

22 of the most unforgettable war photos you will ever see

The realities of war are discovered in a photography exhibit about the aftermath of armed conflicts.

From TheJournal.ie Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes This post contains images

Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Read messages to loved ones from those in some of the smaller overseas missions (where you may not even realise we have troops posted).

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target Golan Heights

Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target

The Minister for Defence said we must accept we are putting troops in harm’s way when we deploy them to these types of operations.

From TheJournal.ie 171 Irish troops due home as their replacements settle in for Christmas in Lebanon Homecoming

171 Irish troops due home as their replacements settle in for Christmas in Lebanon

The 108th Battalion troops will be welcomed home by family members and well-wishers at Dublin Airport today.

From TheJournal.ie TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII WWII

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII

The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.

From The42 Irish Defence Forces show their support for Cork and Clare ahead of today's game Nice Touch

Irish Defence Forces show their support for Cork and Clare ahead of today's game

A number of UNIFIL soldiers, including camogie star Gemma O’Connor, have backed both sides.

From TheJournal.ie "Stop arms shipments to Egypt," says Amnesty Egypt

"Stop arms shipments to Egypt," says Amnesty

The organisation has said that the arms are being used to kill protesters, so deliveries

From TheJournal.ie 'No confidence' in leadership of PSNI unit reviewing unsolved Troubles murders The Troubles

'No confidence' in leadership of PSNI unit reviewing unsolved Troubles murders

A report published yesterday found that the some military cases relating to state involvement were reviewed with less rigor than others.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving' Opinion

Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'

After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.

From TheJournal.ie 16 soldiers dead as Lebanon clashes continue Lebanon This post contains images

16 soldiers dead as Lebanon clashes continue

Fierce clashes continued for a second day between the army and gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni cleric in the Lebanon.

From TheJournal.ie US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled' Taliban

US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled'

The US State Department said that reports of a meeting being scheduled “aren’t accurate”.

From TheJournal.ie More than 4,400 British soldiers given their marching orders Britain

More than 4,400 British soldiers given their marching orders

The soldiers, 84 percent of whom had applied for voluntary redundancy, were informed in person by their commanding officers today.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter dismisses link between anti-malaria drug and soldiers' suicides Lariam

Shatter dismisses link between anti-malaria drug and soldiers' suicides

The minister says an investigation has shown it is “extremely unlikely” that Lariam was linked to mental health concerns.

From TheJournal.ie 'Horror movie in a pill': Side-effects of Lariam worse than malaria Suicide

'Horror movie in a pill': Side-effects of Lariam worse than malaria

A recent RTÉ investigation looks at the links between the anti-malarial and suicide.