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From TheJournal.ie Islamic State group defeated in Syria by Syrian Democratic Forces BAGHOUZ

Islamic State group defeated in Syria by Syrian Democratic Forces

Fighters from the US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance raised their yellow flag in Baghouz early today.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work? Lisa Smith

Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work?

The government here has said Lisa Smith, who was married to an Islamic State fighter, can come home.

From TheJournal.ie 'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links Syria

'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links

Carol Duffy claims her friend was ‘very naive’ before she left Ireland a number of years ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar Syria

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar

Lisa Smith is reportedly being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't believe Irish citizens go there on their holidays': Flanagan says State will work to bring Lisa Smith back from Syria Lisa Smith

'I don't believe Irish citizens go there on their holidays': Flanagan says State will work to bring Lisa Smith back from Syria

It emerged on Friday that the former Defence Forces member was being held in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí confirm Irish woman who'd become radicalised is ex-Defence Forces member Islamic State

Gardaí confirm Irish woman who'd become radicalised is ex-Defence Forces member

It emerged last night that the former Defence Forces member had been detained in northern Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Baby of ISIS bride Shamima Begum dies in Syria NORTH SYRIA

Baby of ISIS bride Shamima Begum dies in Syria

Begum was 15 when she and two friends left London to marry IS fighters in Syria in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Former Defence Forces member detained in Syria over alleged ISIS links Syria

Former Defence Forces member detained in Syria over alleged ISIS links

The Government has been made aware of the ongoing incident.

From TheJournal.ie Shamima Begum calls for 'mercy' from British authorities after having citizenship revoked Isis

Shamima Begum calls for 'mercy' from British authorities after having citizenship revoked

Begum was 15 when she ran away to join the jihadists in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie British teen who had citizenship revoked says decision was 'unjust' Syria

British teen who had citizenship revoked says decision was 'unjust'

There is concern that this move could set a “dangerous precedent”.

From TheJournal.ie British teen who joined ISIS but wished to return has UK citizenship revoked by government Shamima Begum

British teen who joined ISIS but wished to return has UK citizenship revoked by government

The family of Shamima Begum have said they are disappointed with the Home Office’s decision.

From TheJournal.ie British teenager who joined ISIS has given birth after expressing desire to return to the UK Shamima Begum

British teenager who joined ISIS has given birth after expressing desire to return to the UK

Shamima Begum ran away from London to Syria in 2015 to join Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump tells Europe to take back captured IS fighters or the US will be 'forced' to release them Islamic State

Donald Trump tells Europe to take back captured IS fighters or the US will be 'forced' to release them

The White House is expected to begin the withdrawal of American troops from Syria in coming days.

From TheJournal.ie British teen who left London to become ISIS bride wants to 'come home and live quietly' Shamima Begum This post contains videos

British teen who left London to become ISIS bride wants to 'come home and live quietly'

Shamima Begum ran away from London with two school friends in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie US-backed Syrian forces 'push forward' against 'caliphate' in eastern Syria Islamic State

US-backed Syrian forces 'push forward' against 'caliphate' in eastern Syria

A Syrian Democratic Forces field commander said his fighters were battling their way forwards this morning.

From TheJournal.ie US court orders Syria to pay $302.5 million over death of war reporter Marie Colvin Compensation

US court orders Syria to pay $302.5 million over death of war reporter Marie Colvin

Syrian military and intelligence tracked the broadcasts of Colvin and other journalists covering the siege of Homs to the media centre.

From TheJournal.ie US-backed soldiers among 15 killed in suicide attack in Syria Islamic State

US-backed soldiers among 15 killed in suicide attack in Syria

Nine civilians and five US-backed fighters are among the dead.

From TheJournal.ie Trump warns he will 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks the Kurds Syria

Trump warns he will 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks the Kurds

The US assault on Isis in Syria has been spearheaded on the ground by Kurdish fighters.

From TheJournal.ie US-led coalition starts withdrawing from Syria amid fears about Isis rebuilding Islamic State

US-led coalition starts withdrawing from Syria amid fears about Isis rebuilding

Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw troops last month.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon Refugees

Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon

Thousands have been left in need of emergency assistance, according to aid workers.

From TheJournal.ie Trump to address the nation live tonight as he nears showdown on Mexico border wall My Fellow Americans

Trump to address the nation live tonight as he nears showdown on Mexico border wall

Trump has also pledged a “prudent” US withdrawal of troops of Syria.

From TheJournal.ie What we know about the Irish citizen captured in Syria allegedly fighting for Islamic State Syria

What we know about the Irish citizen captured in Syria allegedly fighting for Islamic State

A US-backed group yesterday said that it had captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says it has captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State Syria

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

The Kurdish-led forces said that it had arrested five militants who had been fighting for the Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie 2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack Syria

2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pair were part of the international anti-jihadist coalition, led by the United States.

From TheJournal.ie 'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria War Tactics

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria

How the ‘weaponisation of healthcare’ is being used as a war tactic.

From TheJournal.ie The photos that captured 2018's biggest stories Through The Lens This post contains images

The photos that captured 2018's biggest stories

Conflict in Syria, wildfires in California, political uncertainty in Britain…

From TheJournal.ie Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today Céad Míle Fáilte

Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today

They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: St Stephen's Day 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: St Stephen's Day

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit War

Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit

The announcement that US troops would leave the war-racked country has shocked global partners and American politicians alike.

From TheJournal.ie Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against reporter who faked stories Germany

Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against reporter who faked stories

Claas Relotius allegedly launched a fundraising campaign for the subject of an article he wrote, but the bank details provided were his own.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the US really defeated ISIS in Syria? Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the US really defeated ISIS in Syria?

Donald Trump claims the terrorist group have been defeated in the war-torn country – but is he right?

From TheJournal.ie The US is withdrawing all ground troops from Syria Pulling Out

The US is withdrawing all ground troops from Syria

Planning for the pullout has begun and troops will begin leaving as soon as possible, a White House spokesperson has said.

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 'An invisible actor': The Irishman who delivered aid to 30,000 people in war-torn Syria East Ghouta

'An invisible actor': The Irishman who delivered aid to 30,000 people in war-torn Syria

Mark Mullan is a finalist for the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards.

From TheJournal.ie Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon UN Peacekeeping

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon

The issue emerged on Monday morning as the troops were preparing to return from UN peacekeeping.

From TheJournal.ie Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands Terrorism

Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands

Police had yet to identify the target of the planned attack.

From TheJournal.ie Moscow blames Israel and asserts right to 'retaliatory actions' after Syria shoots down Russian plane Air Defences

Moscow blames Israel and asserts right to 'retaliatory actions' after Syria shoots down Russian plane

Russia says that Israel was carrying out airstrikes and ‘used the Russian plane as cover’.

From TheJournal.ie Syria war: Russia and Turkey agree demilitarised zone around Idlib Syria

Syria war: Russia and Turkey agree demilitarised zone around Idlib

The move is aimed at preventing a military assault on the rebel-held province.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria Rebels

'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria

The US President has warned Syria against launching an attack on the country’s last rebel stronghold.

From TheJournal.ie UK suspends cooperation with US over fears 'The Beatles' Isis suspects could be executed Death Penalty

UK suspends cooperation with US over fears 'The Beatles' Isis suspects could be executed

The two suspected British jihadists were captured by US-backed Syrian forces.

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