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Notorious British IS fighters nicknamed the 'Beatles' captured by Kurdish forces - reports
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Notorious British IS fighters nicknamed the 'Beatles' captured by Kurdish forces - reports

Feb 8th 2018, 9:55 PM 19,002 Views 57 Comments

Violence flared in eastern Syria where the US-led coalition said it killed pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its Kurdish allies.

Russian fighter jet shot down by rebels in Syria
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Russian fighter jet shot down by rebels in Syria

Feb 3rd 2018, 5:04 PM 17,058 Views 65 Comments

Human rights monitors say the pilot of the plane was killed.

'We should examine ourselves before we jump to mock Trump and his reaction to Syria'
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'We should examine ourselves before we jump to mock Trump and his reaction to Syria'

Jan 14th 2018, 6:15 AM 18,999 Views 97 Comments

There is no moral outrage.Perhaps we should remind people of their own children and grandchildren?, writes Derek O’Rourke.

Critically ill adults and children evacuated from besieged region of Syria
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Critically ill adults and children evacuated from besieged region of Syria

Dec 28th 2017, 7:35 AM 5,448 Views 16 Comments

The government recently tightened its siege of eastern Ghouta.

Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan
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Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan

Dec 26th 2017, 4:47 PM 6,937 Views 34 Comments

They say that Moscow has failed to pressure Bashar Assad, to end the conflict.

'Why I gave 26-year-old Syrian refugee, Wassim, a room in my home'
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'Why I gave 26-year-old Syrian refugee, Wassim, a room in my home'

Dec 17th 2017, 7:30 PM 104,454 Views 170 Comments

“The only difference between them and us is luck and it is, it’s just luck. It could have been me.”

'My father was scared I'd blow myself up': Chess and therapy for ex-jihadists at Syria rehab centre
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'My father was scared I'd blow myself up': Chess and therapy for ex-jihadists at Syria rehab centre

Dec 17th 2017, 12:00 PM 10,567 Views 31 Comments

The rehab centre in Marea opened in October this year to help ex-jihaists reintegrate into society.

Putin orders the removal of Russian troops from Syria
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Putin orders the removal of Russian troops from Syria

Dec 11th 2017, 10:29 AM 13,037 Views 55 Comments

Putin has been a supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad throughout the civil war.

Trump's travel ban gets the green light despite legal challenges
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Trump's travel ban gets the green light despite legal challenges

Dec 4th 2017, 9:54 PM 12,763 Views 56 Comments

The court ruled that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts.

Wounded Syrians are arriving in Israel on donkeys, desperate for treatment
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Wounded Syrians are arriving in Israel on donkeys, desperate for treatment

Nov 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 11,088 Views 62 Comments

Israel and Syria are officially at war, but wounded people are seeking care in the Golan Heights.

People fell in love with this Roscommon woman's words to a Syrian refugee on TV3 last night
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# Refugee Hotel

People fell in love with this Roscommon woman's words to a Syrian refugee on TV3 last night

Nov 3rd 2017, 4:27 PM 17,277 Views 2 Comments

She’s back.

In liberated Raqqa, evidence of the Isis media machine is everywhere
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In liberated Raqqa, evidence of the Isis media machine is everywhere

Oct 28th 2017, 8:00 AM 11,056 Views 20 Comments

The so-called Islamic State takes the subject of propaganda very seriously.

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

Oct 27th 2017, 8:28 AM 6,137 Views 67 Comments

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

'If jihadists die, it's for the best' - France doesn't want its citizens who became Isis fighters coming home
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'If jihadists die, it's for the best' - France doesn't want its citizens who became Isis fighters coming home

Oct 21st 2017, 9:15 AM 19,593 Views 72 Comments

French citizens are among the biggest contingent of overseas fighters who have joined the so-called Islamic State.

US-backed forces declare victory over the Islamic State's former 'capital'
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US-backed forces declare victory over the Islamic State's former 'capital'

Oct 20th 2017, 12:00 PM 4,247 Views 17 Comments

Raqqa was the Islamic State’s main centre.

US-backed forces have driven the Islamic State out of its former 'capital'
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US-backed forces have driven the Islamic State out of its former 'capital'

Oct 17th 2017, 6:16 PM 9,599 Views 39 Comments

Raqqa was the Islamic State’s main centre.

Isis fighters surrender as their stronghold is set to fall
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Isis fighters surrender as their stronghold is set to fall

Oct 14th 2017, 1:29 PM 18,016 Views 51 Comments

The city’s loss would be the latest in a string of heavy blows for IS.

British 'White Widow' Isis recruiter 'killed in US drone strike'
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British 'White Widow' Isis recruiter 'killed in US drone strike'

Oct 12th 2017, 7:51 AM 40,309 Views 97 Comments

Sally Jones used social media to recruit women to Islamic State and offered practical advice on how to travel to Syria.

37-year-old Tim Cahill the Australia hero as they end Syria's World Cup dream
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37-year-old Tim Cahill the Australia hero as they end Syria's World Cup dream

Oct 10th 2017, 2:03 PM 7,234 Views 6 Comments

Some man to head home a goal.

Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work
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Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work

Oct 6th 2017, 10:10 AM 6,220 Views 11 Comments

There were 318 candidates for this year’s prize.

Syria says an Israeli air raid on a military position killed two soldiers
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Syria says an Israeli air raid on a military position killed two soldiers

Sep 7th 2017, 1:21 PM 7,518 Views 90 Comments

The UN found Syria guilty yesterday of a chemical attack in April that killed more than 80 people

Member of Syrian White Helmets to receive Tipperary Peace Prize today
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Member of Syrian White Helmets to receive Tipperary Peace Prize today

Sep 6th 2017, 6:05 AM 15,077 Views 61 Comments

The group is credited with saving tens of thousands of lives in war-ravaged Syria.

They've escaped from Aleppo, but the 60,000 Syrian refugees living in Bulgaria still feel far from welcome
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They've escaped from Aleppo, but the 60,000 Syrian refugees living in Bulgaria still feel far from welcome

Aug 27th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,850 Views 12 Comments

The Bulgarian government has been roundly criticised for not doing enought to aid the integration of the refugees its country has received.

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

Aug 13th 2017, 2:56 PM 8,119 Views 40 Comments

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

Concern for Irish troops in Syria as Russia and US plan safe zone
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Concern for Irish troops in Syria as Russia and US plan safe zone

Jul 16th 2017, 10:00 PM 21,016 Views 55 Comments

There are concerns that this new safe zone could be safeguarded by Russian and US troops.

US general says he hopes ISIS leader is 'deader than a doornail' but cannot confirm death
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US general says he hopes ISIS leader is 'deader than a doornail' but cannot confirm death

Jul 11th 2017, 8:20 PM 19,912 Views 71 Comments

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it received information from top IS leaders confirming his death.

Quiet reported as ceasefire begins in south Syria
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Quiet reported as ceasefire begins in south Syria

Jul 9th 2017, 12:33 PM 8,433 Views 30 Comments

The ceasefire was announced on Friday.

Suicide bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus
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Suicide bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus

Jul 2nd 2017, 12:10 PM 7,465 Views 12 Comments

It’s the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months.

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

Jun 27th 2017, 6:45 AM 7,947 Views 50 Comments

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

Explainer: Could the US-Russia standoff in Syria end in violent conflict?
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Explainer: Could the US-Russia standoff in Syria end in violent conflict?

Jun 24th 2017, 4:00 PM 14,785 Views 19 Comments

Syria’s war is entering a vital phase.

Russia warns it will 'treat US planes as targets' after jet shot down
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Russia warns it will 'treat US planes as targets' after jet shot down

Jun 19th 2017, 1:34 PM 27,091 Views 114 Comments

The US military shot down a Syrian Air Force jet yesterday, in a new escalation of the conflict.

A childhood shattered by 'grown-up stuff' - the diary of an eight-year-old girl who survived Aleppo
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A childhood shattered by 'grown-up stuff' - the diary of an eight-year-old girl who survived Aleppo

Jun 18th 2017, 11:00 AM 12,235 Views 40 Comments

Myriam Rawick was only eight years old when she began recording her terrifying experiences during the siege of Aleppo.

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions
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'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

Jun 11th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,318 Views 18 Comments

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

Airstrikes or minefields: The deadly choice facing Raqqa’s 300,000 residents
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Airstrikes or minefields: The deadly choice facing Raqqa’s 300,000 residents

Jun 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,051 Views 14 Comments

US-backed forces are advancing on Raqqa – a stronghold of the so-called Islamic State.

Secret dates and private school lessons: how Syria's Raqa resisted years of IS rule
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Secret dates and private school lessons: how Syria's Raqa resisted years of IS rule

Jun 10th 2017, 7:30 AM 15,068 Views 22 Comments

IS replaced the traditional curriculum in schools, it taught children how to carry out suicide attacks and boasted about the “virgins” with which the attacker could be rewarded.

An Irish charity is raising money to help the rescued slaves of ISIS
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An Irish charity is raising money to help the rescued slaves of ISIS

May 26th 2017, 7:58 PM 12,508 Views 20 Comments

Researchers who’ve interviewed survivors describe their trauma as the “most distressing” they’ve ever experienced.

US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters
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US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters

May 19th 2017, 10:29 PM 16,038 Views 29 Comments

Both Republicans and Democrats say there must be consequences for the guards’ actions.

US accuses Syria of executing thousands of political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium
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US accuses Syria of executing thousands of political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium

May 16th 2017, 8:23 AM 9,675 Views 50 Comments

The allegation could test the Trump administration’s willingness to respond to atrocities, other than chemical weapons attacks.

'They're just regular young people like us' - Teens scoop top prize for welcome given to Syrian refugees
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'They're just regular young people like us' - Teens scoop top prize for welcome given to Syrian refugees

May 7th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,500 Views 29 Comments

A group of teenagers in Ballaghaderreen have won a top prize at the Foróige Citizenship Awards for their efforts at welcoming Syrian refugees to their town.

Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey after collision with livestock vessel
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Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey after collision with livestock vessel

Apr 27th 2017, 5:28 PM 19,763 Views 34 Comments

All 78 crew members were rescued by Turkish coastguards.