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#Syria

# syria - Yesterday’s News

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

Flanagan: ‘The beheading, the barbaric sexual violence is too harrowing to witness’

Addressing the UN tonight, Flanagan said the “bloodlust and inhumanity which ISIS is displaying in Syria and Iraq” has shocked all civilised people.

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria

He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.

# syria - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes

The group, linked to Al-Qaeda, has declared the air strikes “a war against Islam”.

# syria - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Twink, McNulty, and the iPhone 6: The week in numbers

Plus: How many pigs are there in Ireland?

British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack

The Tornado combat jets took off from an RAF base in Cyprus.

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants? Your Say This post contains a poll

US flying “near continuous” bombing raids but warn “ground component” will be needed

The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.

Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?

Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?

# syria - Friday 26 September, 2014

Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Europeans joining Islamist State group is a ‘serious problem’.

Will Britain join the US-led airstrikes on ISIS?.. MPs vote today

David Cameron has urged Britain not to be “frozen with fear” about re-entering conflict in Iraq.

# syria - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group?

They killed 19 people last night, including 5 civilians and one child.

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US led strikes in Syria killed 19 overnight, including 1 child

The UK will vote tomorrow on joining the strikes.

# syria - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants

Herve Gourdel, a French hiker, was abducted at the weekend.

War against Islamic State group ‘is not America’s fight alone’ says Obama

US Secretary of State John Kerry said ancient treasures in Iraq and Syria have become the causalities of warfare.

# syria - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

US and five Arab countries begin airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria

The strike was conducted by the US, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

Captured British aid worker pleads for his life in audio file sent to his wife

Alan Henning was seized during an aid mission to Syria last December.

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

A little-known terror group was ‘on verge of major attack’ on the US

The group, unaffiliated to the Islamic State group, was also targeted in air strikes today.

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As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube Military Operation This post contains videos

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube

The US navy have documented the attack by filming the Tomahawk Land-Attack Missiles in action.

# syria - Monday 22 September, 2014

Fleeing ISIS: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have now crossed into Turkey

Extremists with Islamic State have seized dozens of villages in the past week.

# syria - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State

Hundreds of Kurds abandoned their homes after warnings from Islamic State.

Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him

“I cannot see how it could assist any State’s allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” she said.

# syria - Friday 19 September, 2014

‘I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria’ – Coveney

Irish peacekeepers are about to re-deploy to the Golan Heights.

France is the first nation to join the US in attacking Islamic State…

… but refused to support the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

# syria - Thursday 18 September, 2014

# syria - Monday 15 September, 2014

‘Great escape’ Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights

They’re to be replaced by 130 new peacekeepers.

German court puts first alleged Islamic State jihadist on trial

Prosecutors say there is no evidence he was plotting an attack in Germany.

# syria - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Family of British man kidnapped by ISIS ask his captors to make contact

Islamic State has threatened to kill David Haines, who was kidnapped in March last year.

White House makes it official: The US is at war with Islamic State

“The United States is at war with ISIS in the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda”.

# syria - Friday 12 September, 2014

Column: Syria is the humanitarian tragedy of our generation, yet most people just shrug their shoulders

Massacres, hostage-taking, torture and sexual violence. These are the war crimes happening in Syria, yet why don’t we care, asks GOAL CEO Barry Andrews.

# syria - Thursday 11 September, 2014

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers

The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.

# syria - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers “will be released soon”

That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.

John Kerry travels to Middle East to hold anti-IS talks

John Kerry travels to Middle East to hold anti-IS talks

Saudi has confirmed the Arab anti-IS talks with Kerry for Thursday.

# syria - Friday 5 September, 2014

New study says Ireland has the second highest per capita jihadist rate

However only around 25 to 30 individuals have flown out from Ireland to join the conflict in Syria.

# syria - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Steven Sotloff’s family speak out for the first time since his death Is

Steven Sotloff’s family speak out for the first time since his death

“He ultimately sacrificed his life to bring their story to the world.”

# syria - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Obama vows US ‘will not be intimidated’ by Islamic State jihadists

Terrorism experts say the group is not as strong as pre-911 Al-Qaeda.

# syria - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

US journalist Steven Sotloff ‘beheaded by Islamic State’ in newly released video

Sotloff appeared in the video in which James Foley was killed.

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN’s terror list

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

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