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#Syria

# syria - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns

The Irish infantry group is set to return later this year.

# syria - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

# syria - Thursday 10 May, 2018

At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Russia said 28 Israeli warplanes took part in the raids and around 70 missiles were fired in the attack.

# syria - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Douma

The suspected gas attack reportedly left more than 40 people dead.

# syria - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Russian ambassador to Ireland: 'As far as we can see, there was no attack in Syria'

Yury Filatov said it was “absolutely ridiculous” to suggest Russia was covering up any chemical attack.

# syria - Monday 16 April, 2018

May criticised for Syria air strikes with Corbyn accusing her of bowing to 'whims of the US president'

The British Prime Minister said, “We have done it because we believed it was the right thing to do”.

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.

Get ready world: 'Trump’s posturing is even more inconsistent and incoherent than Obama's'

But the potential for a conflict between the United States and Russia was, and may still be, on the brink, writes Larry Donnelly.

# syria - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Putin says further Syria strikes from Western powers would spark 'chaos'

Meanwhile, a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the US, British, and French missile strikes on Syria has failed at the UN Security Council.

# syria - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'Lawless', 'legally questionable': Syria airstrikes by US, UK and France criticised

The Irish government has yet to make a statement on the three allies’ airstrikes.

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria Attack This post contains videos

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria

In address to the American nation, President Trump announced that the US and its allies had launched precision attacks against the Syrian regime led by Bashar al-Assad.

How did it come to this? A timeline of the Syrian chemical attack to today's air strikes

In a week where the West clashed with Russia, a string of air strikes on Syrian targets has rocked the international community.

# syria - Friday 13 April, 2018

Russia says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack

The Russian Military says it has proof that the attack was staged on orders from London.

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.

# syria - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Macron 'has proof' Syria was behind gas attack, mulls over military action

The French president said any French action would target Syria’s chemical weapons abilities.

Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail

Tom Clonan analyses the case for the US to send a message with airstrikes in Syria – but the consequences could be far-reaching and costly.

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.

# syria - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Donald Trump and Theresa May vow to end chemical weapon attacks in Syria

Meanwhile, Trump has abruptly cancelled his first trip to Latin America.

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.

# syria - Monday 9 April, 2018

Trump to decide on response to Syrian chemical attack 'probably by the end of today'

“Everybody’s gonna pay a price.”

Russia and Syria blame Israel for airstrike on Syrian military airport

Washington has denied responsibility for the strike on Syria’s central Tayfur air base.

# syria - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Alleged Syria chemical attack unites nations in condemnation as Trump calls al-Assad an 'animal'

Widespread claims today suggest that an attack on the town of Douma, which killed 70 people, saw the Syrian regime use deadly chlorine gas on the town’s residents.

# syria - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Trump to decide 'very quickly' whether to pull US troops out of war-torn Syria

Trump’s comments conflict with views of his top military advisors.

# syria - Friday 30 March, 2018

UK and US soldiers killed in Syria bomb blast

A State Department spokesperson said they were not aware of any decision to pull troops out of Syria.

# syria - Friday 23 March, 2018

Policeman critical after swapping himself for hostage as three die in France terrorist attack

The attacker had pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

# syria - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Israel releases video of air strike against Syrian nuclear reactor Going Nuclear This post contains videos

Israel releases video of air strike against Syrian nuclear reactor

Admitting to the 2007 raid is seen as a message from Israel to Iran.

# syria - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'

A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.

# syria - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Eastern Ghouta: 'Maybe this is the last time that I will be able to text you. Please pray for us'

I pray that those with the power to do so will finally put a stop this Syrian river of blood, writes Ayham Al Akkad.

# syria - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public

The Department of Justice said due to the shortage of social housing the decision has been taken to only resettle people outside of high demand areas.

# syria - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Why does a person become radicalised? That's the million dollar question

We speak to experts and a young man who wanted to travel to Syria.

# syria - Monday 12 March, 2018

How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation

Exploring integration and extremism in the context of the refugee crisis.

# syria - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'A relentless mass casualty disaster': Medical aid at breaking point in East Ghouta

More than 900 civilians have been killed in the nearly three-week assault in Ghouta, Syria.

# syria - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'We spoke on the phone to people in Eastern Ghouta who said: 'We are dying''

Displaced Syrians living in Ireland are calling for more action to be taken to stop ongoing conflict in their home country.

# syria - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'We have two options: death or displacement'

Air strikes, barrel bombs dropped by regime aircraft and heavy artillery shelling have turned several towns in Eastern Ghouta into fields of ruins.

# syria - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The Sligo murder investigation, preparations for this week’s severe cold weather and continued air strikes in Syria

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Baby girl found alive under rubble after Syrian bombing

In Douma, the main town in Eastern Ghouta, residents woke to the sounds of fresh air raids.

# syria - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'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.

# syria - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

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

At least 67 children were among those killed this week.

# syria - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

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.

# syria - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Israel's PM vows further action after 'serious blows' to Iran and Syria following airstrikes

Russia has condemned, but the US has backed, Israel’s actions.

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