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

Mar 10th 2019, 2:19 PM 64,760 Views 148 Comments

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

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

Mar 9th 2019, 8:07 AM 37,700 Views 88 Comments

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

Baby of ISIS bride Shamima Begum dies in Syria
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Baby of ISIS bride Shamima Begum dies in Syria

Mar 8th 2019, 10:05 PM 66,576 Views 156 Comments

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

Former Defence Forces member detained in Syria over alleged ISIS links
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Former Defence Forces member detained in Syria over alleged ISIS links

Updated Mar 8th 2019, 9:29 PM 29,481 Views 69 Comments

The Government has been made aware of the ongoing incident.

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

Feb 21st 2019, 10:46 PM 30,069 Views 98 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 2:50 PM 27,924 Views 120 Comments

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

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

Feb 19th 2019, 7:21 PM 55,691 Views 139 Comments

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

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

Feb 17th 2019, 12:50 PM 36,478 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Feb 17th 2019, 10:04 AM 28,373 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2019, 1:42 PM 42,607 Views 108 Comments

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

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

Feb 10th 2019, 12:45 PM 9,691 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Feb 1st 2019, 7:30 AM 24,136 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jan 16th 2019, 3:12 PM 8,576 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Jan 14th 2019, 7:54 AM 27,693 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Jan 11th 2019, 10:57 AM 8,308 Views 32 Comments

Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw troops last month.

Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon
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Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon

Jan 9th 2019, 9:05 AM 11,212 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jan 8th 2019, 7:31 AM 18,604 Views 68 Comments

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

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

Jan 7th 2019, 8:25 AM 31,229 Views 70 Comments

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

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

Jan 6th 2019, 1:57 PM 36,410 Views 77 Comments

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

2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack
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2 British soldiers wounded in Islamic State missile attack

Jan 6th 2019, 11:59 AM 9,466 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 10:00 PM 9,133 Views 55 Comments

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

The photos that captured 2018's biggest stories
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The photos that captured 2018's biggest stories

Dec 29th 2018, 7:00 PM 19,143 Views 10 Comments

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

Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today
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Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today

Dec 27th 2018, 12:10 AM 59,350 Views 207 Comments

They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

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

Dec 24th 2018, 9:04 AM 12,519 Views 53 Comments

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

Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against reporter who faked stories
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Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against reporter who faked stories

Dec 23rd 2018, 4:27 PM 9,133 Views 14 Comments

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

FactCheck: Has the US really defeated ISIS in Syria?
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FactCheck: Has the US really defeated ISIS in Syria?

Dec 21st 2018, 9:35 AM 20,433 Views 69 Comments

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

The US is withdrawing all ground troops from Syria
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The US is withdrawing all ground troops from Syria

Dec 19th 2018, 7:44 PM 14,202 Views 78 Comments

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

Russia launches airstrikes on Syrian rebels after suspected chlorine attack
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Russia launches airstrikes on Syrian rebels after suspected chlorine attack

Nov 25th 2018, 2:05 PM 10,647 Views 36 Comments

A rebel alliance denied they were behind the attack.

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

Nov 24th 2018, 7:30 AM 21,312 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:09 PM 13,420 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Sep 28th 2018, 10:27 AM 38,710 Views 61 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2018, 12:05 PM 24,579 Views 100 Comments

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

Syria war: Russia and Turkey agree demilitarised zone around Idlib
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Syria war: Russia and Turkey agree demilitarised zone around Idlib

Sep 17th 2018, 6:42 PM 6,312 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Sep 4th 2018, 7:07 AM 13,371 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Jul 27th 2018, 11:11 AM 28,269 Views 96 Comments

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

Israeli military says it shot down Syrian jet that infiltrated its airspace
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Israeli military says it shot down Syrian jet that infiltrated its airspace

Jul 24th 2018, 1:21 PM 14,212 Views 98 Comments

The Israeli Defence Forces launched two missiles at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet.

Hundreds of White Helmets rescued in face of Syria advance
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Hundreds of White Helmets rescued in face of Syria advance

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:05 AM 15,600 Views 52 Comments

Jordan’s foreign ministry announced in a statement that the kingdom received 422 Syrian citizens.

Syria: Hundreds of 'White Helmets' members evacuated to Jordan in Israeli operation
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Syria: Hundreds of 'White Helmets' members evacuated to Jordan in Israeli operation

Jul 22nd 2018, 6:24 PM 12,297 Views 98 Comments

The White Helmets members and their families will be resettled in Britain, Canada and Germany.

Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns
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Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns

Jun 19th 2018, 10:00 PM 14,554 Views 35 Comments

The Irish infantry group is set to return later this year.