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# syria - Today’s News


# syria - Thursday 21 May, 2015

“We have to act”: World appalled as Isis seizes full control of important heritage site

Before Syria’s conflict began in March 2011 – more than 150,000 tourists visited Palmyra every year.

# syria - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

‘Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street’ Syria This post contains images

‘Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street’

Irish aid worker David Adams visited a clinic that helps to rehabilitate some of the casualties of the Syrian conflict.

# syria - Thursday 14 May, 2015

700 British people have travelled to Syria, most of them wanted to join ISIS

Police released new statistics today.

# syria - Monday 4 May, 2015

Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

The two soldiers were evacuated to Israel for medical care.

# syria - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Police fear missing family of six have fled to Syria UK

Police fear missing family of six have fled to Syria

There are concerns that they are travelling to Syria.

# syria - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

When it comes to travel visas anyway. Not all nations have it so easy though…

# syria - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Syria is making its own cigars to sell to Iran, Russia and China

Big Tobacco is trying to keep profits up.

# syria - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Two GOAL workers seriously injured in Syria, one critical

The CEO of GOAL said, “This incident once again underlines the acute dangers that humanitarian aid workers face by working inside Syria.”

# syria - Sunday 22 March, 2015

# syria - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Deadly chlorine attack kills entire family in Syria

More than 200,000 people have died since the conflict began in 2011.

# syria - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Here’s what St. Patrick’s Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

# syria - Monday 16 March, 2015

‘Feel it? Cold, isn’t it?’ – Jihadi John caressed hostage’s neck with knife blade

One of the former hostages has written about his terrifying experiences.

# syria - Sunday 15 March, 2015

British teenagers arrested while travelling ‘to join Islamic State’

The three have been detained by Turkish authorities.

Beheadings, kidnappings and refugees: The horror of Syria is entering its fifth year

‘The world is jaded by the war in Syria; it sees no end and no possibility that the fighting can be brought to a halt,’ writes Trócaire’s Executive Director, Éamonn Meehan.

# syria - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Over 10,000 kids dead and no end in sight. Why do we not care?

The conflict enters its fifth year tomorrow.

# syria - Thursday 12 March, 2015

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you get going.

# syria - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

# syria - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Families of schoolgirls who joined ISIS in Syria criticise police over letter

It is believed the teenagers travelled to Turkey and made their way into Syria.

# syria - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

More young girls are leaving their homes to join ISIS militants. But why?

It is evident that many of these women are drawn to the society depicted by ISIS, which gives them a prominent – if restrictive – role.

# syria - Monday 2 March, 2015

# syria - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Islamic State killer ‘Jihadi John’ has been named

The Washington Post have named him as London man Mohammed Emwazi.

# syria - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

London schoolgirls fleeing to Islamic State militants have crossed into Syria Appeal This post contains images

London schoolgirls fleeing to Islamic State militants have crossed into Syria

An estimated 550 Western women have travelled to join the militants Iraq and Syria.

# syria - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Obama confirms death of 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State

IS said last Friday Kayla Jean Mueller had died in an air strike.

40 Irish fighters are in ISIS, claims former member

He also said that there is “much talk” about attacking Western soil.

# syria - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Irishman who fought in Syria: “I wasn’t radicalised”

“When a young man arrives and he feels very vulnerable at the checkpoint, he’s going into what would basically look like a horror movie of ruins and gunfire.W

Coalition steps up bombing of the Islamic State “capital”

The United Arab Emirates, meanwhile, said it would station a squadron of F-16 warplanes in Jordan.

# syria - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army – so they’re returning fire

Israel responded with artillery fire.

# syria - Monday 26 January, 2015

After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane

Another city in Iraq was also liberated.

# syria - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Judge describes ISIS-bound US teen as “a bit of a mess”, jails her for four years

A US judge described Shannon Conley as “a bit of a mess”.

# syria - Monday 19 January, 2015

‘Terror threat to Ireland is low, but it’s important to remain on alert’

Europe is on a high terror alert as a mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large.

# syria - Saturday 17 January, 2015

‘The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did’ Syria This post contains videos

‘The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did’

A newly-released Irish film documents the lives of people in Majdal Shams – one of five remaining Arab villages in the Golan Heights.

# syria - Friday 16 January, 2015

Italy denies paying €10m ransom to free young hostages

The women were kidnapped last July.

# syria - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

‘A number of young Irish people have left Ireland to fight alongside ISIS’

Irish MEP Brian Hayes says more needs to be done to make sure these people feel part and parcel of Ireland.

# syria - Monday 12 January, 2015

Footage emerges of Paris suspect Hayat Boumeddiene at Turkish airport

The footage reaffirms suggestions that she was not in France at the time of the terror attacks.

# syria - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

These are the countries hosting the world’s refugees

Ireland has more than 6,000 refugees and a further 5,000 awaiting decisions.

# syria - Thursday 1 January, 2015

More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014 Four Years On This post contains videos

More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014

Last year was the bloodiest since the conflict began in 2011.

# syria - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Runaway ship with 900 refugees on board stopped from striking Italian coast

There were 900 Syrian refugees on board the ship.

# syria - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

‘Decapitate him, burn him alive’: Islamic State supporters call for hostage’s death

Moaz al-Kasasba was captured last week after his plane was reportedly shot down in Syria.

# syria - Sunday 28 December, 2014

The 33 photographs that took our breath away this year

From Leaving Certificate students to George Clooney, here are the most striking photographs from 2014.

# syria - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Pilot captured after Islamic State shoots down coalition jet for the first time

It is believed a heat-seeking missile shot down the warplane.

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