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#Syrian civil war

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 Tánaiste would have 'much preferred' if the UN was taking action against alleged Syrian chemical attack Syrian Civil War

Tánaiste would have 'much preferred' if the UN was taking action against alleged Syrian chemical attack

World leaders are dealing with the fallout of airstrikes ordered following an alleged chemical attack.

From TheJournal.ie Trump speaks with Theresa May over the phone but holds off on a final decision on strikes against Syria Syrian Civil War

Trump speaks with Theresa May over the phone but holds off on a final decision on strikes against Syria

The Syrian regime is accused of using chemical weapons in an attack on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Russian military says Syrian government now in full control of town where alleged chemical attack took place Douma

Russian military says Syrian government now in full control of town where alleged chemical attack took place

Western countries are mulling retaliation over the weekend’s gas attack in eastern Ghouta.

From TheJournal.ie Trump slams 'horrible' alleged chemical attack in Syria, vows to respond 'forcefully' Syrian Civil War

Trump slams 'horrible' alleged chemical attack in Syria, vows to respond 'forcefully'

The United States, backed by Britain and France, has said it is ready to act with or without support from the United Nations.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hell on Earth': More than 400 people have been killed in five-day assault on Syrian rebel-held area Syrian Civil War

'Hell on Earth': More than 400 people have been killed in five-day assault on Syrian rebel-held area

fter two weeks of negotiations, Russia today told the UN Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie More than 300 people now killed in rebel held area of Syria Eastern Ghouta

More than 300 people now killed in rebel held area of Syria

At least 67 children were among those killed this week.

From TheJournal.ie US 'deeply concerned' as 250 civilians killed in two days of bombing by Russian and Syrian forces Syrian Civil War

US 'deeply concerned' as 250 civilians killed in two days of bombing by Russian and Syrian forces

Bombardment on today killed 106 civilians, including 19 children, according to a war monitor.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan Syrian Civil War

Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan

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

From TheJournal.ie Member of Syrian White Helmets to receive Tipperary Peace Prize today Civil War This post contains videos

Member of Syrian White Helmets to receive Tipperary Peace Prize today

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'A political solution to the Syrian war is very unlikely now' Syrian Civil War

Opinion: 'A political solution to the Syrian war is very unlikely now'

Damascus has settled on a clear strategy for a military solution, and has been brutally and successfully executing it, writes Derek O’Rouke

From TheJournal.ie Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets Palmyra

Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets

In an unusual move, the Israeli army confirmed the raid took place.

From TheJournal.ie 'Syrians are increasingly likely to opt for a strongman like Assad, capable of bringing stability' Opinion

'Syrians are increasingly likely to opt for a strongman like Assad, capable of bringing stability'

Assad’s popularity is a narrative that has been marginalised in the West, but that doesn’t make it any less vital to bringing an end to the terrible war in my country, writes Antoine Bakhash with the help of Eimhin O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie 44 killed in twin bomb attack in centre of Damascus Syrian Civil War

44 killed in twin bomb attack in centre of Damascus

Attacks are rare in the Syrian government stronghold.

From TheJournal.ie UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catastrophe' in four Syrian towns Siege

UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catastrophe' in four Syrian towns

The UN’s last humanitarian access to the four towns was in November.

From TheJournal.ie It's over: Assad has finally retaken full control of Aleppo's charred ruins Syrian Civil War

It's over: Assad has finally retaken full control of Aleppo's charred ruins

The battle lasted nearly four and a half years, turning the city into a worldwide symbol of bloodshed and devastation.

From TheJournal.ie UN sets up panel to gather evidence of war crimes in Syria Assad

UN sets up panel to gather evidence of war crimes in Syria

The General Assembly resolution was co-sponsored by Ireland and 57 other countries.

From TheJournal.ie Obama blames Russia and Iran for the "horror" in Aleppo Syrian Civil War

Obama blames Russia and Iran for the "horror" in Aleppo

The Syrian regime has suspended the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the city’s last rebel-held areas.

From TheJournal.ie 'Too little, too late' - Syrian army halts shelling of Aleppo to allow trapped civilians to leave Syrian Civil War

'Too little, too late' - Syrian army halts shelling of Aleppo to allow trapped civilians to leave

The Syrian Army said it has halted bombing yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Aleppo's Old City has fallen to Assad's forces Syrian Civil War

Aleppo's Old City has fallen to Assad's forces

Government and allied forces now hold over 75% of east Aleppo, a rebel bastion since 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Seven-year-old tweeting from war torn Aleppo 'doing well' after family flees army advance Syria

Seven-year-old tweeting from war torn Aleppo 'doing well' after family flees army advance

Aleppo in Syria is the centre of fierce fighting.

From TheJournal.ie Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long? Siege

Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long?

Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 7am this morning, Russia’s defence minister said.

From TheJournal.ie A city on the brink of destruction: Can anything save Aleppo? Explainer

A city on the brink of destruction: Can anything save Aleppo?

Once the second city of Syria, much of Aleppo has been destroyed by four years of non-stop fighting.

From TheJournal.ie Syria's heroes: the volunteers who run towards the bombing Syrian White Helmets

Syria's heroes: the volunteers who run towards the bombing

“To save one life is to save all of humanity”.

From TheJournal.ie Reports that "prominent" Al-Qaeda leader killed in US airstrike Syrian Civil War

Reports that "prominent" Al-Qaeda leader killed in US airstrike

The announcement came as the US and Russia called off ceasefire talks.

From TheJournal.ie After two years of Islamic State rule, the children of Manbij are finally allowed return to school Good News

After two years of Islamic State rule, the children of Manbij are finally allowed return to school

A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, backed by some Irish and British fighters, forced out Isis last month.

From TheJournal.ie Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly" Reflection

Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly"

The outgoing US president has cited the Syrian Civil War as one of his most difficult challenges in government.

From TheJournal.ie UN aid convoy delivering food destroyed by airstrikes in Syria Syrian Civil War

UN aid convoy delivering food destroyed by airstrikes in Syria

A week-long ceasefire came to an end today with “non-stop” bombardment in some areas.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland the most welcoming country for Syrian refugees, according to major European study Compassion

Ireland the most welcoming country for Syrian refugees, according to major European study

IRC chief executive David Miliband says the study shows the vast majority of Europeans have “not lost their hearts”.

From TheJournal.ie Conjoined twins born in the midst of battle in Syria have died while awaiting permission to travel Conjoined Twins

Conjoined twins born in the midst of battle in Syria have died while awaiting permission to travel

Nawras and Moaz were joined at the chest, with hearts sharing the same sac.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian rebels say they have broken the siege of Aleppo Syrian Civil War

Syrian rebels say they have broken the siege of Aleppo

The developments have rocked the key northern province of Aleppo, a microcosm of Syria’s chaotic multi-front war.

From TheJournal.ie Widespread outrage after Syrian rebel group beheads 12-year-old child Syrian Civil War

Widespread outrage after Syrian rebel group beheads 12-year-old child

The leaders of the rebel group involved called the act a “violation”.

From TheJournal.ie 300,000 dead, 11 million refugees, but nobody can get in a room to talk about peace Syrian Civil War

300,000 dead, 11 million refugees, but nobody can get in a room to talk about peace

The civil war in Syria has gone on for five years.

From TheJournal.ie "Women, children, the sick, and the wounded are condemned to death" - hospitals bombed in heart of Syria's violence Aleppo

"Women, children, the sick, and the wounded are condemned to death" - hospitals bombed in heart of Syria's violence

There have been over 300 airstrikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo in the last ten days.

From TheJournal.ie A city destroyed: What you need to know about Aleppo Aleppo Explainer

A city destroyed: What you need to know about Aleppo

Aleppo in Syria is under heavy attack by government forces. What does this mean for the rebels and the civilians inside?

From TheJournal.ie A Syrian living in Ireland thinks taking in 4,000 refugees is too little, too late Four Years On

A Syrian living in Ireland thinks taking in 4,000 refugees is too little, too late

Ghandi Mallak thinks Irish citizenship is “an honour not an entitlement”. He is upset it has taken European politicians so long to help Syrian people.

From TheJournal.ie In Syria, children swim in craters made by barrel bombs Aleppo This post contains videos

In Syria, children swim in craters made by barrel bombs

Around 150,000 people have died in the three-year Syrian conflict.

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 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.

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