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#Aleppo

# aleppo - Sunday 18 June, 2017

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

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

# aleppo - Sunday 16 April, 2017

At least 68 children among dead in horror Syrian bomb blast

At least 112 people have died in the blast, 109 of them evacuees.

# aleppo - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Death toll in Syrian car bomb attack rises to 43

The attack targeted residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya.

# aleppo - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

"You must do something for the children of Syria" - 7-year-old Bana writes open letter to Trump

The Syrian child came to prominence by describing life in besieged Aleppo.

# aleppo - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Russia and Turkey 'have agreed to a Syria ceasefire plan'

The ceasefire is expected to begin at midnight tonight.

# aleppo - Monday 26 December, 2016

Syrian rebels accused of 'executing 21 civilians' in Aleppo

The bodies, according to Syrian state news, were discovered in a rebel-held prison.

# aleppo - Friday 23 December, 2016

Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive

The 19-minute video shows two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched.

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.

# aleppo - Thursday 22 December, 2016

"I fear for my brothers and for my parents": Seven-year-old who tweeted from Aleppo

Bana al-Abed was one of thousands of people evacuated.

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.

# aleppo - Monday 19 December, 2016

Where is Bana? Seven-year-old girl who tweeted the Aleppo siege found safe and well

Several online videos have emerged showing Bana Al-Abed in the countryside outside Aleppo.

Evacuees "in a terrible state" after waiting overnight in freezing conditions to leave Aleppo

In total, it is estimated 3,000 people have been evacuated so far.

# aleppo - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one bus driver was killed in the attack.

# aleppo - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Meet the Syrian refugee who travelled for 55 days to get from Aleppo to a new life in the UK

Ahmad Al-Rashid crossed through Syria, Turkey, Greece, France, and Germany before finally reaching his goal.

Desperate civilians wait for evacuations from Aleppo

The Red Cross pleaded for a deal to “save thousands of lives”

# aleppo - Friday 16 December, 2016

Thousands trapped as Aleppo evacuation suspended

An evacuation was abruptly suspended this morning.

Tom Clonan: 'A Syrian solution will involve a pact with devils such as Bashar al Assad and others'

Around 100,000 civilians and rebels are thought to be left in the slivers of east Aleppo still under opposition control as the Syrian army and allied militias close in, writes Tom Clonan.

# aleppo - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Packed onto buses, hundreds of civilians face uncertain future as they leave Aleppo

Around 951 people have been evacuated so far.

# aleppo - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo

But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.

# aleppo - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Civilians to be evacuated from Aleppo after reports of civilians being 'killed on the spot'

A rebel official said an evacuation deal, sponsored by Russia and Turkey, was set to take effect within hours.

# aleppo - Friday 9 December, 2016

'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.

# aleppo - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

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.

# aleppo - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

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

Aleppo in Syria is the centre of fierce fighting.

# aleppo - Monday 5 December, 2016

# aleppo - Monday 28 November, 2016

Seven-year-old girl tweets of being "between death and life" as Aleppo on verge of falling

Retaking the beleaguered city from rebel forces is key for regime head Bashar al Assad’s strategy in the now five-year war.

# aleppo - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'Children are being killed': Hundreds flee to government-held districts in Aleppo

An estimated 275,000 people are trapped in terrible conditions in the city’s rebel-held eastern districts.

# aleppo - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Ireland has given over €20 million in aid to Syria - our largest humanitarian donation to date

The funding aims to help those “in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, and those who have fled to neighbouring countries”.

# aleppo - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'How else can I say it? Stop bombing hospitals': Latest Aleppo attack hits city's most vulnerable

“The attacks have destroyed entire hospitals, electric generators, emergency rooms and wards, forcing them to stop all medical activities.”

# aleppo - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Tom Clonan: 'It is possible that the US and Russia may carve up Syria and Iraq between themselves'

Both Aleppo and Mosul are being besieged by pro-government forces strongly supported by foreign air power but the media coverage is very different, writes Tom Clonan.

Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over' Let's Talk This post contains videos

Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over'

“Of course you know much more than myself about Russia’s military in Crimea, I’m sure,” the ambassador told Barrett today.

# aleppo - Monday 31 October, 2016

Rebel assault on Aleppo slows as UN slams civilian deaths

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebel rocket fire since Friday has killed 48 civilians, including 17 children.

# aleppo - Thursday 27 October, 2016

FactCheck: Was Enda Kenny right about Charlie Flanagan and the Russian ambassador?

The Taoiseach was accused of misleading the Dáil last week. But was what he said true?

# aleppo - Friday 21 October, 2016

Russia is sailing a fleet of warships through the English Channel

Britain has deployed the Royal Navy to monitor the aircraft carrier group, which is reportedly en route to Syria.

# aleppo - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Eight corridors have been opened to allow 250,000 Aleppo civilians escape the besieged city

A pause in the fighting will last until this afternoon.

# aleppo - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo Slaughter In Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo

The Fianna Fáil leader refused to withdraw the remark.

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.

# aleppo - Sunday 16 October, 2016

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.

# aleppo - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Putin says allegations that Russia is committing war crimes are "political rhetoric"

“I am deeply convinced that it is our Western partners, first and foremost of course the United States, who are responsible for the situation.”

# aleppo - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Moscow calls Boris Johnson's Syria comments 'Russophobic'

Relations between countries on both sides of the Syrian war are becoming more and more strained.

# aleppo - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

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