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#Syria

# syria - Today’s News

Man stones his own daughter to death in new Islamic State video

The woman was accused of adultery.

# syria - Yesterday’s News

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift Peshmerga This post contains images

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift

“We have no wish at all to see Kobane fall.”

# syria - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Obama: We are deeply concerned about what’s happening in Kobane

The US president has committed to continued air strikes on the northern Syrian town.

# syria - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Kurds fight back as Islamic State attempts to take centre of battleground city

Kobane has become the main focus of the battle with the Islamic State.

# syria - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

US warns that air strikes alone will not stop advancement of Islamic State

A US army official has said that Syrian and Iraqi troops are needed on the ground.

Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is ‘de-risked’

The 130 troops were welcomed by family and friends in an emotional reunion this morning.

Romantic proposal as soldier gets down on one knee on return from Syria

A shocked girlfriend got more than she hoped for at this morning’s reunion.

# syria - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

This is how close ISIS is to crossing into Turkey

The city of Kobane has become incredibly important.

# syria - Monday 6 October, 2014

Now IS has advanced to the Turkish border – and planted its flag there

Syrian Kurds are fighting IS in the crucial town of Kobane.

# syria - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops’ Golan Heights mission

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

41 children killed in Syria school bombings

Ambulances ferried wounded fighters for treatment in Turkey amid mortar fire, with some rounds falling very close to the border.

# syria - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

British jets take out Islamic State weapons post and machine gun vehicle

IS fighters near the Turkish border were among the targets of the strikes.

Opinion: The US should step back and let the Middle East tackle Isis

It is time to stop air strikes and let the people of the Middle East decide their own fate – together and without interference.

# syria - Monday 29 September, 2014

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

Flanagan: ‘The beheading, the barbaric sexual violence is too harrowing to witness’

Addressing the UN tonight, Flanagan said the “bloodlust and inhumanity which ISIS is displaying in Syria and Iraq” has shocked all civilised people.

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria

He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.

# syria - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes

The group, linked to Al-Qaeda, has declared the air strikes “a war against Islam”.

# syria - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Twink, McNulty, and the iPhone 6: The week in numbers

Plus: How many pigs are there in Ireland?

British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack

The Tornado combat jets took off from an RAF base in Cyprus.

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants? Your Say This post contains a poll

US flying “near continuous” bombing raids but warn “ground component” will be needed

The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.

Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?

Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?

# syria - Friday 26 September, 2014

Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Europeans joining Islamist State group is a ‘serious problem’.

Will Britain join the US-led airstrikes on ISIS?.. MPs vote today

David Cameron has urged Britain not to be “frozen with fear” about re-entering conflict in Iraq.

# syria - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group?

They killed 19 people last night, including 5 civilians and one child.

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US led strikes in Syria killed 19 overnight, including 1 child

The UK will vote tomorrow on joining the strikes.

# syria - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants

Herve Gourdel, a French hiker, was abducted at the weekend.

War against Islamic State group ‘is not America’s fight alone’ says Obama

US Secretary of State John Kerry said ancient treasures in Iraq and Syria have become the causalities of warfare.

# syria - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

US and five Arab countries begin airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria

The strike was conducted by the US, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

Captured British aid worker pleads for his life in audio file sent to his wife

Alan Henning was seized during an aid mission to Syria last December.

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

A little-known terror group was ‘on verge of major attack’ on the US

The group, unaffiliated to the Islamic State group, was also targeted in air strikes today.

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As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube Military Operation This post contains videos

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube

The US navy have documented the attack by filming the Tomahawk Land-Attack Missiles in action.

# syria - Monday 22 September, 2014

Fleeing ISIS: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have now crossed into Turkey

Extremists with Islamic State have seized dozens of villages in the past week.

# syria - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State

Hundreds of Kurds abandoned their homes after warnings from Islamic State.

Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him

“I cannot see how it could assist any State’s allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” she said.

# syria - Friday 19 September, 2014

‘I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria’ – Coveney

Irish peacekeepers are about to re-deploy to the Golan Heights.

France is the first nation to join the US in attacking Islamic State…

… but refused to support the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

# syria - Thursday 18 September, 2014

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