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# Aleppo

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Aleppo
13 killed in building collapse in Syrian city
Only one person had been rescued from the rubble, the interior ministry said.
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# struggling to breathe
Russia launches airstrikes on Syrian rebels after suspected chlorine attack
A rebel alliance denied they were behind the attack.
# chronicling the madness
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.
# Aleppo
At least 68 children among dead in horror Syrian bomb blast
At least 112 people have died in the blast, 109 of them evacuees.
# Aleppo
Death toll in Syrian car bomb attack rises to 43
The attack targeted residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya.
# Syrian Conflict
"You must do something for the children of Syria" - 7-year-old Bana writes open letter to Trump
The Syrian child came to prominence by describing life in besieged Aleppo.
# Peace Talks
Russia and Turkey 'have agreed to a Syria ceasefire plan'
The ceasefire is expected to begin at midnight tonight.
# Mass Graves
Syrian rebels accused of 'executing 21 civilians' in Aleppo
The bodies, according to Syrian state news, were discovered in a rebel-held prison.
# Syria
Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive
The 19-minute video shows two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched.
# Syrian civil war
It's over: Assad has finally retaken full control of Aleppo's charred ruins
The battle lasted nearly four and a half years, turning the city into a worldwide symbol of bloodshed and devastation.
# Bana al-Abed
"I fear for my brothers and for my parents": Seven-year-old who tweeted from Aleppo
Bana al-Abed was one of thousands of people evacuated.
# Assad
UN sets up panel to gather evidence of war crimes in Syria
The General Assembly resolution was co-sponsored by Ireland and 57 other countries.
# Ceasefire
Where is Bana? Seven-year-old girl who tweeted the Aleppo siege found safe and well
Several online videos have emerged showing Bana Al-Abed in the countryside outside Aleppo.
# Major Delays
Evacuees "in a terrible state" after waiting overnight in freezing conditions to leave Aleppo
In total, it is estimated 3,000 people have been evacuated so far.
# Fuaa and Kafraya
Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one bus driver was killed in the attack.
# journey from hell
Meet the Syrian refugee who travelled for 55 days to get from Aleppo to a new life in the UK
Ahmad Al-Rashid crossed through Syria, Turkey, Greece, France, and Germany before finally reaching his goal.
# Civil War
Desperate civilians wait for evacuations from Aleppo
The Red Cross pleaded for a deal to “save thousands of lives”
# Aleppo
Thousands trapped as Aleppo evacuation suspended
An evacuation was abruptly suspended this morning.
Voices
Tom Clonan: 'A Syrian solution will involve a pact with devils such as Bashar al Assad and others'
Around 100,000 civilians and rebels are thought to be left in the slivers of east Aleppo still under opposition control as the Syrian army and allied militias close in, writes Tom Clonan.
# Evacuation
Packed onto buses, hundreds of civilians face uncertain future as they leave Aleppo
Around 951 people have been evacuated so far.
# Aleppo
Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo
But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.
# Evacuation
Civilians to be evacuated from Aleppo after reports of civilians being 'killed on the spot'
A rebel official said an evacuation deal, sponsored by Russia and Turkey, was set to take effect within hours.
# Syrian civil war
'Too little, too late' - Syrian army halts shelling of Aleppo to allow trapped civilians to leave
The Syrian Army said it has halted bombing yesterday.
# Syrian civil war
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
Seven-year-old tweeting from war torn Aleppo 'doing well' after family flees army advance
Aleppo in Syria is the centre of fierce fighting.
# Aleppo
Seven-year-old Syrian girl's Twitter account disappears as Assad's forces close in
Bana Alabed’s tweets from war-town Aleppo – written in English with the help of her mother – gained worldwide prominence.
# i saw deaths
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.
# five years of war
'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.
# Irish generosity
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
'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.”
Voices
Tom Clonan: 'It is possible that the US and Russia may carve up Syria and Iraq between themselves'
Both Aleppo and Mosul are being besieged by pro-government forces strongly supported by foreign air power but the media coverage is very different, writes Tom Clonan.
# Let's talk
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.
# Aleppo
Rebel assault on Aleppo slows as UN slams civilian deaths
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebel rocket fire since Friday has killed 48 civilians, including 17 children.
# factcheck
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?
# Aleppo
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.
# Safe passage
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.
# slaughter in syria
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.
# Siege
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.
# Explainer
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.
# Putin on a strong front
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.”