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#Syria

# syria - Today’s News

Assad will pay a 'heavy price' if Syria launches another chemical attack, US warns

The US warned against any attack which could result in the “mass murder” of civilians.

# syria - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Explainer: Could the US-Russia standoff in Syria end in violent conflict? Proxy War This post contains videos

Explainer: Could the US-Russia standoff in Syria end in violent conflict?

Syria’s war is entering a vital phase.

# syria - Monday 19 June, 2017

Russia warns it will 'treat US planes as targets' after jet shot down

The US military shot down a Syrian Air Force jet yesterday, in a new escalation of the conflict.

# syria - Sunday 18 June, 2017

A childhood shattered by 'grown-up stuff' - the diary of an eight-year-old girl who survived Aleppo

Myriam Rawick was only eight years old when she began recording her terrifying experiences during the siege of Aleppo.

# syria - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

Airstrikes or minefields: The deadly choice facing Raqqa’s 300,000 residents

US-backed forces are advancing on Raqqa – a stronghold of the so-called Islamic State.

# syria - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Secret dates and private school lessons: how Syria's Raqa resisted years of IS rule

IS replaced the traditional curriculum in schools, it taught children how to carry out suicide attacks and boasted about the “virgins” with which the attacker could be rewarded.

# syria - Friday 26 May, 2017

An Irish charity is raising money to help the rescued slaves of ISIS

Researchers who’ve interviewed survivors describe their trauma as the “most distressing” they’ve ever experienced.

# syria - Friday 19 May, 2017

US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters Washington This post contains videos

US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters

Both Republicans and Democrats say there must be consequences for the guards’ actions.

# syria - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

US accuses Syria of executing thousands of political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium

The allegation could test the Trump administration’s willingness to respond to atrocities, other than chemical weapons attacks.

# syria - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'They're just regular young people like us' - Teens scoop top prize for welcome given to Syrian refugees

A group of teenagers in Ballaghaderreen have won a top prize at the Foróige Citizenship Awards for their efforts at welcoming Syrian refugees to their town.

# syria - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey after collision with livestock vessel

All 78 crew members were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

'Massive explosion' at Damascus airport

It’s not immediately clear if it was the result of an air strike or a ground attack.

# syria - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

France is in no doubt who it blames for deadly sarin gas attack

It says the chemical fingerprint was developed in Syrian laboratories.

# syria - Monday 24 April, 2017

US blacklists Syrian chemists over deadly sarin gas attack

It is one of the US’s largest-ever sanctions announcements.

# syria - Friday 21 April, 2017

US forces say they have killed man responsible for Istanbul nightclub attack

The attack on1 January left 39 people dead.

# syria - Monday 17 April, 2017

British MPs call for Asma al-Assad to lose citizenship

The British-born woman married Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2000.

# syria - Sunday 16 April, 2017

At least 68 children among dead in horror Syrian bomb blast

At least 112 people have died in the blast, 109 of them evacuees.

# syria - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Death toll in Syrian car bomb attack rises to 43

The attack targeted residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya.

# syria - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Syrian president claims chemical attack was faked by US

‘We don’t know whether those dead children were killed there … Were they dead at all?’

Goal won't lose out on US funding after investigation into alleged fraud

In a new deal, USAID has laid out conditions under which Goal must operate.

# syria - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons' History Lesson This post contains videos

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'

The White House Press Secretary is under fire once again for his comments.

'What's the plan?' Confusion reigns on Syria as Trump sends secretary of state to Russia

The Trump administration has done little to clarify on how it will approach the situation in Syria.

Julien Mercille: Liberals are wrong to cheer on Trump's bombs

Boosting humanitarian aid and taking in more refugees would be more effective in alleviating suffering, writes Julien Mercille.

# syria - Saturday 8 April, 2017

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels Russia trip after US bombs Syria

“The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences.”

US-led air strike near ISIS-held city kills 15 civilians in Syria

More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011.

# syria - Friday 7 April, 2017

Poll: Do you support the US air strikes against the Syrian government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the US air strikes against the Syrian government?

Last night’s strikes represented an escalation of the conflict.

UK, Canada, France and Germany all support Trump strike on Syria

Russia, however says it wants an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

Syria airstrike: Donald Trump's 180 degree shift on attacking the Assad regime

“Very bad things will happen” if the US attacks Syria, Trump tweeted back in 2013.

First US targeted missile strike on Assad regime kills six Syrian soldiers

Trump confirmed the first American targeted strike against Assad’s regime.

'Aggression against a sovereign state': Putin responds to Trump's Syria strikes

In the US, senior Democrats and Republicans have expressed support for the action.

# syria - Thursday 6 April, 2017

The Pentagon is briefing Donald Trump on military options for Syria

Rex Tillerson has meanwhile called on Bashar al-Assad to be removed.

# syria - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'It crossed a lot of lines for me': Trump says he's changed attitude on Syria following alleged chemical attack

The air strike in Idlib province drew widespread condemnation.

# syria - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

US points finger at Assad after suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria

At least 58 people died in the attack.

# syria - Friday 17 March, 2017

Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets

In an unusual move, the Israeli army confirmed the raid took place.

# syria - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'Syrians are increasingly likely to opt for a strongman like Assad, capable of bringing stability'

Assad’s popularity is a narrative that has been marginalised in the West, but that doesn’t make it any less vital to bringing an end to the terrible war in my country, writes Antoine Bakhash with the help of Eimhin O’Reilly.

# syria - Monday 13 March, 2017

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016

At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.

# syria - Saturday 11 March, 2017

44 killed in twin bomb attack in centre of Damascus

Attacks are rare in the Syrian government stronghold.

# syria - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Islamic State imposes dress code on men in captured city to allow its fighters blend in

The new restriction comes as a Kurdish-Arab alliance of fighters nears Raqa, backed by the US-led coalition launching air strikes against IS.

# syria - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'

Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.

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