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#Syria

# syria - Friday 22 July, 2016

Syrian children pose with drawings of Pokemon, pleading to be saved from violence

An air strike on an Islamic State-held town this week killed 60 people.

# syria - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Widespread condemnation after US-led coalition airstrike reportedly kills 56 civilians

Children were among at least 56 civilians killed Tuesday in raids, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

# syria - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Widespread outrage after Syrian rebel group beheads 12-year-old child

The leaders of the rebel group involved called the act a “violation”.

# syria - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Journalist's family says she was 'deliberately targeted and killed' by a barrage of rockets Syria This post contains videos

Journalist's family says she was 'deliberately targeted and killed' by a barrage of rockets

Marie Colvin’s family are taking a lawsuit against some top Syrian officials.

# syria - Saturday 11 June, 2016

At least 20 killed and dozens wounded in Damascus bombings

A suicide bomber and a car bomb went off at the Sayyida Zeinab shrine in Damascus this morning.

# syria - Sunday 5 June, 2016

300,000 dead, 11 million refugees, but nobody can get in a room to talk about peace

The civil war in Syria has gone on for five years.

# syria - Monday 30 May, 2016

Elite Iraqi army unit battles to re-take key Islamic State stronghold

50,000 civilians are thought to be trapped in the city of Fallujah.

# syria - Sunday 29 May, 2016

As 40 children die in the Mediterranean, migrants are rescued crossing from France to England

Up to 700 people are believed to have died crossing the Mediterranean this week.

# syria - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Hezbollah top commander killed in Syria by "Islamist extremists"

Mustafa Badreddine, who was on a US terror sanctions blacklist and wanted by Israel, was killed in a blast on Thursday night.

# syria - Friday 13 May, 2016

Goal sacks Turkish staff following investigation into financial malpractice

The charity has had funding in the region cut by USAid in the wake of the investigation.

# syria - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Dozens reported killed as airstrike hits Syrian refugee camp

Images posted on social media showed tents burned to the ground and injured people being loaded onto a truck.

# syria - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Cynthia Owen, government talks and the homeless crisis had everyone talking today.

"Women, children, the sick, and the wounded are condemned to death" - hospitals bombed in heart of Syria's violence

There have been over 300 airstrikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo in the last ten days.

# 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.

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