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# syria - Yesterday’s News

US-backed forces have driven the Islamic State out of its former 'capital' Raqqa This post contains videos

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

Raqqa was the Islamic State’s main centre.

# syria - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Isis fighters surrender as their stronghold is set to fall

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

# syria - Thursday 12 October, 2017

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

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

# syria - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From The42 37-year-old Tim Cahill the Australia hero as they end Syria's World Cup dream Two For Tim

# syria - Friday 6 October, 2017

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

There were 318 candidates for this year’s prize.

# syria - Thursday 7 September, 2017

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

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

# syria - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

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.

# syria - Sunday 27 August, 2017

They've escaped from Aleppo, but the 60,000 Syrian refugees living in Bulgaria still feel far from welcome Hostile Territory This post contains videos

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

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

# syria - Sunday 13 August, 2017

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

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

# syria - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Opinion: 'Trump's decision to stop supporting Syria's rebels seals their fate'

The US is largely content to fall in line behind Putin’s Assad-centric vision for Syria, writes Aaron Noonan.

# syria - Sunday 16 July, 2017

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

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

# syria - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

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

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

# syria - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Quiet reported as ceasefire begins in south Syria

The ceasefire was announced on Friday.

# syria - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Suicide bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus

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

# syria - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

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

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

# syria - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Explainer: Could the US-Russia standoff in Syria end in violent conflict? Proxy War This post contains videos

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

Syria’s war is entering a vital phase.

# syria - Monday 19 June, 2017

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

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

# syria - 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.

# syria - Sunday 11 June, 2017

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

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

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

# syria - Saturday 10 June, 2017

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

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.

# syria - Friday 26 May, 2017

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

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

# syria - Friday 19 May, 2017

US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters Washington This post contains videos

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

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

# syria - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

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

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

# syria - Sunday 7 May, 2017

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

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.

# syria - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey after collision with livestock vessel

All 78 crew members were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

'Massive explosion' at Damascus airport

It’s not immediately clear if it was the result of an air strike or a ground attack.

# syria - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

France is in no doubt who it blames for deadly sarin gas attack

It says the chemical fingerprint was developed in Syrian laboratories.

# syria - Monday 24 April, 2017

US blacklists Syrian chemists over deadly sarin gas attack

It is one of the US’s largest-ever sanctions announcements.

# syria - Friday 21 April, 2017

US forces say they have killed man responsible for Istanbul nightclub attack

The attack on1 January left 39 people dead.

# syria - Monday 17 April, 2017

British MPs call for Asma al-Assad to lose citizenship

The British-born woman married Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2000.

# syria - 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.

# syria - 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.

# syria - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Syrian president claims chemical attack was faked by US

‘We don’t know whether those dead children were killed there … Were they dead at all?’

Goal won't lose out on US funding after investigation into alleged fraud

In a new deal, USAID has laid out conditions under which Goal must operate.

# syria - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons' History Lesson This post contains videos

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'

The White House Press Secretary is under fire once again for his comments.

'What's the plan?' Confusion reigns on Syria as Trump sends secretary of state to Russia

The Trump administration has done little to clarify on how it will approach the situation in Syria.

Julien Mercille: Liberals are wrong to cheer on Trump's bombs

Boosting humanitarian aid and taking in more refugees would be more effective in alleviating suffering, writes Julien Mercille.

# syria - Saturday 8 April, 2017

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels Russia trip after US bombs Syria

“The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences.”

US-led air strike near ISIS-held city kills 15 civilians in Syria

More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011.

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