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#Syria

# syria - Yesterday’s News

14-year-old shot in the head at Turkish border

The teenager was blinded in both eyes.

# syria - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Producer of fake “Syrian hero boy” clip apologises after online outcry

The director of the video has revealed it was shot on location in Malta last summer with professional actors.

British IS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ reportedly injured in air strike

The British man is believed to have been responsible for the murders of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid workers David Haines and Allan Henning.

# syria - Friday 14 November, 2014

Gold, silver and copper: Islamic State group to begin minting its own currency

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi says Western economies have “enslaved Muslims”.

# syria - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Islamic State leader calls for ‘volcanoes of jihad’ in alleged new recording

He was rumoured to have died in an air strike earlier this week.

# syria - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Has the leader of ISIS been hit in a US airstrike?

A US official said he couldn’t confirm if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was in a convoy destroyed by US-led airstrikes.

# syria - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Derry man charged with attending weapons training camp in Syria

Eamon Bradley, from the Cregan area, returned home after becoming disillusioned with the campaign in Syria, the court was told.

# syria - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Man arrested in Derry in connection with “illegal activity” in Syria

Reports say the man had recently returned from the war-torn country.

# syria - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# syria - Saturday 1 November, 2014

British tourists warned they could be targeted by terrorists

The Foreign Office said it would be motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.

# syria - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

John Cantlie and ISIS, street harassment and GamerGate.

# syria - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women?

Why would a western woman – who enjoys the freedom to vote, drive, and wear what she wishes – subject herself to such an apparently patriarchal culture?

# syria - Monday 27 October, 2014

Opinion: Welcome to the new normal – global instability

From the rise of extremist groups in the Middle East, to conflict on the fringes of Europe, it’s clear the world is entering a new age of international relations.

# syria - Friday 24 October, 2014

Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill

The effect of the air campaign remains the subject of debate.

# syria - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Teenage girls lured by ISIS with promises of ‘Disney lives’ with good homes and husbands

Three girls were stopped in Germany yesterday as they tried to make their way from the US to Syria.

# syria - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Father of British Islamic State hostage dies not knowing the fate of his son No Answers This post contains videos

Father of British Islamic State hostage dies not knowing the fate of his son

Paul Cantlie had made an emotional appeal for the safe return of his son, John.

# syria - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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

The woman was accused of adultery.

# syria - Monday 20 October, 2014

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.

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