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# syria - Today’s News


# syria - Yesterday’s News

Russia has just put economic sanctions in place against Turkey

The fallout from the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces last week continues.

“Not in my name” – thousands protest in London against air strikes on Syria

A vote is expected next week on the issue, with David Cameron pushing MPs to back the move.


# syria - Thursday 26 November, 2015

David Cameron is ready to strike Isis in Syria, but would it make the UK safer? Air Strikes This post contains videos

# syria - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Russian soldier killed while trying to rescue pilots in plane shot down by Turkey

One of the pilots was killed while the second is reportedly with the Syrian army.

# syria - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Putin: Downing of Russian jet by Turkey a “stab in the back”

Video footage of the incident showed a warplane crashing onto a hill and two crew members apparently parachuting safely.

# syria - Sunday 22 November, 2015

To reduce the threat of terrorism, stop bombing and close Shannon Airport to the US military

There are a number of steps that should be taken to address the threat posed by terrorists, writes Julien Mercille.

# syria - Saturday 21 November, 2015

People are joining Isis because they’re desperate for money…

Many Syrians who join the so-called Islamic State do so because they are starving according to one defector.

# syria - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Former US drone operators: ‘The innocent civilians we killed only fuelled the terrorism of ISIS’

Read the extraordinary open letter to Barack Obama, written by four US Air Force whistleblowers.

US politicians just voted to make it almost impossible for refugees fleeing ISIS to come to America

“We might as well take down the Statue of Liberty,” said one disgusted Democrat.

‘We refuse to hate’: U2 pay tribute to Paris and Syria at Belfast gig Stronger Than Fear This post contains videos

‘We refuse to hate’: U2 pay tribute to Paris and Syria at Belfast gig

Almost 11,000 fans attended the concert.

# syria - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Air raids in Syria take out 33 jihadists in 72 hours

Dozens of Islamic State fighters were also wounded in the raids on weapons depots, barracks and checkpoints.

Father of suicide attacker travelled to Syria last year to try and bring him home

Mohamed Aminour spoke to Le Monde last December about his efforts to convince his son to leave Islamic State.

# syria - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees

Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.

France has dropped 16 more bombs on the Islamic State group in Syria

Meanwhile, the hunt for Salah Abdeslam continues.

# syria - Monday 16 November, 2015

Paris terror attacks: Multi-city raids and manhunts as police close the net on suspects

Two people have now been charged with involvement with terrorism following the attacks.

Explainer: Who are Islamic State?

What are the roots of the militant group, and why are people talking about its ‘new phase’?

# syria - Sunday 15 November, 2015

France has launched ‘massive’ airstrikes on Isis in Syria

Some 20 bombs are reported to have been dropped, and an ISIS command centre and training camp destroyed.

# syria - Friday 13 November, 2015

‘Is Ireland a hospitable country? I’m having my doubts’

Cianan Boyle says Ireland needs to live up to its reputation.

# syria - Friday 6 November, 2015

Russia is furious over these Charlie Hebdo cartoons about the Egyptian air disaster

“This has nothing to do with democracy or self-expression. It is sacrilege.”

# syria - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge This man took in 24 refugees and documented his ‘disappointment’ in a powerful Facebook post Berlin

This man took in 24 refugees and documented his ‘disappointment’ in a powerful Facebook post

Dirk Voltz and his partner Mario opened their home.

# syria - Monday 2 November, 2015

There is no room to bury people shipwrecked off Greece as crossing numbers continue to rise

United Nations figures show that more than 218,000 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October.

# syria - Friday 30 October, 2015

German rapper turned Isis extremist killed in US air strike

Denis Cuspert, also known by his artist name Deso Dogg, was one of the group’s most famous Western fighters.

Boots on the ground: The US is sending in troops to bring the fight to Isis

Barack Obama says it will consist of “fewer than 50″ special forces.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

# syria - Thursday 29 October, 2015

‘I am a child of refugees. Had others not taken us in we all would have been killed’

Looking at the current crisis, I see myself and my parents at the time when we struggled, writes Thamil Ananthavinayagan.

# syria - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

A Syrian tourism campaign is not getting the reaction it might have wanted

#SummerInSyria has been met with an incredulous online reaction.

More US soldiers will be fighting IS in Iraq, but it’s not quite ‘boots on the ground’

The US military will be taking part in ‘direct action’ against Islamic State.

# syria - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

# syria - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Tony Blair (kind of) says sorry for Iraq War and admits it (maybe) led to Islamic State

The former British Prime Minister wouldn’t make a full apology in a new TV interview.

# syria - Thursday 22 October, 2015

WATCH: First drone video shows devastation of war in Syria

The footage is a rare aerial view of the extent of the destruction in Syria.

# syria - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Assad made his first foreign visit in four years. Guess where he went?

A Kremlin spokesman described it as a “working visit”.

# syria - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Explainer: What in the name of Putin is Russia up to in Syria?

The Russian President doesn’t want to get bogged down in an un-winnable civil war.

# syria - Saturday 17 October, 2015

“Would we choose Isis or the regime? We want neither, we want a third choice…”

29-year-old Syrian Motasem Hajali has lived in Ireland since February 2014.

# syria - Friday 16 October, 2015

Rockets, bullets and guns dropped into Syria but who will get their hands on them?

The Pentagon is trying to “screen” rebel groups before they give them weapons.

# syria - Thursday 15 October, 2015

British mum flees Islamic State, says it wasn’t her ‘cup of tea’ Syria This post contains videos

British mum flees Islamic State, says it wasn’t her ‘cup of tea’

Shukee Begum went to Syria with her five children to find her husband.

# syria - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

One airline scraps flights over Middle East after Russian missile strike warning

The European safety watchdog issued a notice about the conflict in Syria.

# syria - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Why did Islamic State choose this flag and what does it mean?

“They created a logo with an insanely powerful force, and completely trivialised it.”

# syria - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Russia denies accidentally landing missiles in Iran instead of Syria

US officials say Russian missiles missed Syria. The Russians are having none of it.

# syria - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Assad’s army starts ground campaign backed by Russian air strikes

Moscow says it is synchronising its strikes with the Syrian army’s ground movements.

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