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#Syria

# syria - Today’s News

Aleppo's Old City has fallen to Assad's forces

Government and allied forces now hold over 75% of east Aleppo, a rebel bastion since 2012.

# syria - Yesterday’s News

# syria - Monday 5 December, 2016

# syria - Monday 28 November, 2016

Seven-year-old girl tweets of being "between death and life" as Aleppo on verge of falling

Retaking the beleaguered city from rebel forces is key for regime head Bashar al Assad’s strategy in the now five-year war.

# syria - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'Children are being killed': Hundreds flee to government-held districts in Aleppo

An estimated 275,000 people are trapped in terrible conditions in the city’s rebel-held eastern districts.

# syria - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'You could be wiped out at any moment': Irishman on fighting Isis in Syria

Joshua Molloy, a Laois native and ex-British soldier, was arrested when trying to return to Ireland.

# syria - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Ireland has given over €20 million in aid to Syria - our largest humanitarian donation to date

The funding aims to help those “in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, and those who have fled to neighbouring countries”.

# syria - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'How else can I say it? Stop bombing hospitals': Latest Aleppo attack hits city's most vulnerable

“The attacks have destroyed entire hospitals, electric generators, emergency rooms and wards, forcing them to stop all medical activities.”

# syria - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Swedish journalist accused of smuggling Syrian boy who 'begged him for help'

Fredrik Onnevall has said he ‘regrets absolutely nothing’.

Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over' Let's Talk This post contains videos

Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over'

“Of course you know much more than myself about Russia’s military in Crimea, I’m sure,” the ambassador told Barrett today.

# syria - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Bashar al-Assad says Trump will be a 'natural ally' if he keeps campaign promises

The US leads an international coalition that is conducting air strikes against IS jihadists in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, and also backs rebels fighting the Assad regime.

# syria - Thursday 10 November, 2016

"They want to be doctors, lawyers and engineers to rebuild Syria" - Liam Neeson meets refugee children

“It is incredibly inspiring to see how education so empowers them. I will never forget them.”

# syria - Monday 7 November, 2016

US-backed troops launch offensive on Islamic State "capital" in Syria

Operation “Wrath of the Euphrates” involves some 30,000 fighters and began on Saturday night.

# syria - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Islamic State launches new wave of suicide bombings as Mosul battle rages on Door To Door This post contains videos

Islamic State launches new wave of suicide bombings as Mosul battle rages on

Civilians are risking their lives to flee the city.

How to save artworks in Iraq and Syria? Put them in the Louvre

French president Francois Hollande says it could help save a lot of artworks.

# syria - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Iraqi forces move to cut off Islamic State militant supply lines

The latest operation could bring fighters close to the largely Sunni city of Hatra, a UNESCO world heritage site.

# syria - Thursday 27 October, 2016

FactCheck: Was Enda Kenny right about Charlie Flanagan and the Russian ambassador?

The Taoiseach was accused of misleading the Dáil last week. But was what he said true?

"Scared" Islamic State fighters are shaving their beards as noose tightens around Mosul Preparing To Escape This post contains videos

"Scared" Islamic State fighters are shaving their beards as noose tightens around Mosul

Western defence chiefs are already looking towards IS’s other major stronghold of Raqa in Syria.

# syria - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Escaping a warzone in a wheelchair: This teen has turned her incredible story into a book

She is still waiting for her asylum approval to come through.

'It will not be tolerated': Syrian army blamed for third chemical weapons attack on own people

Investigators say the substance may have been chlorine gas, based on the symptoms the victims displayed.

# syria - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Actress Carey Mulligan joins London protest seeking end to Aleppo bombing

Mulligan said the British government must “take a really strong stance and come up with robust measures to deal with this.”

# syria - Friday 21 October, 2016

Russia is sailing a fleet of warships through the English Channel

Britain has deployed the Royal Navy to monitor the aircraft carrier group, which is reportedly en route to Syria.

# syria - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Eight corridors have been opened to allow 250,000 Aleppo civilians escape the besieged city

A pause in the fighting will last until this afternoon.

# syria - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo Slaughter In Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo

The Fianna Fáil leader refused to withdraw the remark.

Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long?

Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 7am this morning, Russia’s defence minister said.

The Battle for Mosul: Islamic State is vastly outnumbered in its last stand in Iraq Ground War This post contains videos

The Battle for Mosul: Islamic State is vastly outnumbered in its last stand in Iraq

Iraqi forces are said to be ahead of schedule in their fight to take back the city.

# syria - Monday 17 October, 2016

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun

The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.

# syria - Sunday 16 October, 2016

A city on the brink of destruction: Can anything save Aleppo?

Once the second city of Syria, much of Aleppo has been destroyed by four years of non-stop fighting.

# syria - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Syria's heroes: the volunteers who run towards the bombing

“To save one life is to save all of humanity”.

# syria - Friday 14 October, 2016

Introducing the new UN Secretary General - a former prime minister of Portugal

Antonio Guterres has pledged to make the pursuit of peace in a conflict-torn world his “over-arching priority”.

Goal has closed down its US office and made 10 staff redundant

The aid agency, Ireland’s largest in the field, has confirmed to TheJournal.ie that it is terminating the contracts of 10 employees at Goal USA.

# syria - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Putin says allegations that Russia is committing war crimes are "political rhetoric"

“I am deeply convinced that it is our Western partners, first and foremost of course the United States, who are responsible for the situation.”

Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is in contact with the Irish charity’s board.

Suspect in German bomb plot found dead in cell

Jaber Albakr was discovered hanged in his jail cell.

# syria - Monday 10 October, 2016

Mikhail Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous' consequences of tensions between US and Russia

The ongoing civil war in Syria has seen relations between the countries sour further.

Syrian asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of plotting jihadist bomb attack Terror Threat This post contains videos

Syrian asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of plotting jihadist bomb attack

Police spent days searching for Jaber Albakr.

# syria - Saturday 8 October, 2016

"Shameful": Actor calls for Ireland to take in more Syrian refugees in passionate Late Late appeal

“It is about humanity and the fact that these people wear hijabs and speak Arabic does not take away from their humanity.”

# syria - Friday 7 October, 2016

IS recruits are more educated than you might think, according to a world study

The study aimed to identify socioeconomic traits that might explain why some are drawn to the Syria-based extremist group.

# syria - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Ireland is giving €7.5 million to help Syrian people

“Ireland remains committed to the delivery of humanitarian assistance.”

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