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#Syria

# syria - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis

The 24-year-old is in Germany after he was released by Kurdish authorities.

# syria - Friday 29 April, 2016

200 civilians killed in a week of bombing in Syria during ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed “outrage” over an attack by government forces on a hospital.

Irish charity GOAL under US investigation for alleged mismanagement in Syria Exclusive

The USAID agency has put some of its funding for GOAL on hold, pending the probe.

# syria - Monday 25 April, 2016

'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home

The Irishman was held for over a week in Iraq after fighting Isis in Syria.

# syria - Monday 18 April, 2016

Three children killed in Turkey by Islamic State rocket fire

The rockets hit close to a school.

Irishman Joshua Molloy became foreign fighter in Syria after seeing Isis atrocities

The 24-year-old is currently being held by Kurdish authorities.

# syria - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Refugees taken in by the Pope hail the pontiff as a "saviour"

Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos yesterday.

# syria - Friday 15 April, 2016

Words of thanks from a Syrian: Irish schoolchildren showed me kindness and hope

Alia Alsoud left Syria in 2011 at start of the civil war. She visited Ireland recently to meet children and teenagers concerned about the refugee crisis.

# syria - Sunday 10 April, 2016

Anti-Islamic State journalist 'shot in the head' in Turkish city

It’s believed to be the second attempt on his life in three months.

# syria - Thursday 7 April, 2016

300 factory workers abducted by Islamic State

However, IS has lost a supply route.

Atrocities you probably haven't heard about through the media

Brutality in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and elsewhere has been largely overlooked by western media outlets, Julien Mercille writes.

# syria - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Islamic State has lost more territory today

Syrian troops have taken a key bastion.

The US could be preparing to send more troops into Syria

Washington has led an international coalition against the IS group in Iraq and Syria since August 2014.

# syria - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Mass grave found among ancient ruins taken from Islamic State

“They were executed either by beheading or by shooting,” the source said.

Ireland is nowhere near close to settling its share of Syrian refugees

Ireland has pledged to take in 4,000 people by the end of next year and so far about 500 have been accepted.

# syria - Monday 28 March, 2016

The ancient city of Palmyra could be restored in 5 years

“We could have completely lost Palmyra… The joy I feel is indescribable.”

# syria - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Islamic State has been forced out of Palmyra in a ‘major symbolic victory’ for Syrian forces

The so-called caliphate took over the world heritage site and city in May 2015.

# syria - Sunday 20 March, 2016

The wish of a 12-year-old boy: ‘I want to see the last bullet fired even if it’s into my body’ War

The wish of a 12-year-old boy: ‘I want to see the last bullet fired even if it’s into my body’

An incredibly powerful rap video from eight Syrian children about their plight – and wishes for the future.

# syria - Saturday 19 March, 2016

‘Sometimes we couldn’t train because of the war. Sometimes there were bombs in the pool’

Yusra Mardini is one of 43 refugee athletes hoping for her dreams to come true in Rio this summer.

# syria - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom

He has asked his government in Japan to help secure his release from an al-Qaeda linked rebel group.

# syria - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Russia gets ready to pull its planes from Syria

The Russian airbase in the country is preparing after an order from Putin.

# syria - Monday 14 March, 2016

Russia to withdraw its forces from Syria

The withdrawal will begin tomorrow.

Would you have survived? This smoking ‘rocket’ stopped people in their tracks in Dublin today

The head of GOAL hopes the installation might “start conversations” about Syria.

# syria - Monday 7 March, 2016

Two French teenage girls who attempted to go to Syria to join Isis returned home

The mother of one of the girls said she had caught her daughter trying to leave for Syria two years ago.

# syria - Saturday 27 February, 2016

‘This is the first time we’ve woken up without the sound of shelling’

Fighting groups in Syria agreed to cease hostilities at midnight.

# syria - Saturday 20 February, 2016

From The42 Kilkenny’s Larkin doesn’t let Syrian secondment stop him nailing the ‘Hurling Bin Challenge’ New Golan Heights

Kilkenny’s Larkin doesn’t let Syrian secondment stop him nailing the ‘Hurling Bin Challenge’

The Cats forward had some help from his army colleagues.

Up to 1,000 migrants and refugees are being kicked out of Jungle camp

Around 20% of those in the camp have until 8pm on Tuesday to leave.

# syria - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Bomber who killed 28 people in Ankara was Syrian national – Turkey PM

Nine people have been detained over the attack, in which 61 people were injured.

# syria - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Aid will finally reach 500,000 besieged Syrians today but peace is a long way off

Almost half a million people in Syria are in areas under siege.

# syria - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Syria’s leader says ceasefire “does not mean everyone stops using their weapons”

Bashar al-Assad said his troops would continue fighting “terrorists”.

# syria - Sunday 14 February, 2016

A city destroyed: What you need to know about Aleppo

Aleppo in Syria is under heavy attack by government forces. What does this mean for the rebels and the civilians inside?

# syria - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Russia has said a ‘new cold war’ could be on the cards

These come in the face of accusations that it has been involved in civilian bombing in Syria.

# syria - Friday 12 February, 2016

After five years and 250,000 dead, a ceasefire has been agreed in Syria

The International Syria Support Group also agreed “to accelerate and expand the delivery of humanitarian aid beginning immediately”.

# syria - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Tens of thousands flee for Turkish border amid Russia-backed onslaught on Aleppo

Turkey last faced such an influx in 2014 when 200,000 refugees fled the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane over three days.

# syria - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: ‘If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me’

Female refugees living in the country have spoken of sexual harassment and attempts by men to exploit them.

# syria - Monday 1 February, 2016

Islamic State triple bomb kills 71 as ‘terrorists’ in peace talks cause friction Syria This post contains videos

Islamic State triple bomb kills 71 as ‘terrorists’ in peace talks cause friction

Russia is objecting to the Army of Islam group being part of negotiations.

# syria - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant ‘Jungle’ at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

# syria - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Anne Frank’s stepsister compares Donald Trump to Hitler

Eva Schloss also likened the experience of Jewish people in WWII to that of Syrian refugees today.

# syria - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Women and children killed in suspected Russian bombings on Islamic State

The bombings come ahead of talks aimed at finding a peace settlement.

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