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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Shelling

This year
Russia attacks Ukrainian port before grain deal talks between Putin and Turkey
The assault is part of a Russian drive to ‘provoke a food crisis and hunger in the world’, Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief of staff has said.
Russia continues to shell Ukraine amid grinding push in east
Ukrainian officials have said Moscow is having trouble launching its much-anticipated large-scale offensive there.
Last year
UN atomic watchdog calls for security zone around Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
Kyiv and Moscow continued to trade blame for attacks on the Zaporizhzhia plant.
UN nuclear agency team arrive at Russia-held power plant in Ukraine
It comes after Ukraine accused Russia of shelling in the area that forced the closure of one of the facility’s six reactors.
Six killed by Russian shelling in Kharkiv as Ukraine warns Moscow will step up Donbas fight
It comes after 30 people were killed by Russian strikes on the town of Chasir Yar in the Donetsk region over the weekend.
Kharkiv regional chief Oleg Synyegubov said Russian fire today targeted "a shopping centre and civilian residences".
30 people were killed by Russian strikes over the weekend on the town of Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to fast-track citizenship for all Ukrainians.
Russia says it could target Western arms supplies to Ukraine
Earlier Ukraine’s foreign ministry said a mosque sheltering 80 civilians was shelled in Mariupol.
All time
Alleged Syria chemical attack unites nations in condemnation as Trump calls al-Assad an 'animal'
Widespread claims today suggest that an attack on the town of Douma, which killed 70 people, saw the Syrian regime use deadly chlorine gas on the town’s residents.
Pockets of fighting erupt after a calm start to Syria's new ceasefire
Rebels involving in fighting this morning are not covered by the ceasefire.
Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'
Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.
Ten civilians killed after playground and minibus are shelled in Ukraine
Several more people were injured.
Israel announces limited 'humanitarian' ceasefire
IDF says the temporary cessation of violence “does not apply to areas where IDF soldiers are operating”.
Three more children have been killed in Israeli raids on Gaza tonight
Eight children were killed earlier when a missile slammed into a public playground at a refugee camp.
Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured
The one-year anniversary of the death of young journalist Bassel Shehadeh, who was killed in a shelling attack by Syrian government forces, will be marked by a worldwide commemoration of his life and work.
Syria: Shelling continues as Eid is celebrated
As Eid al-Fitr is being celebrated in Syria, Aleppo and Daraa were being shelled, according to latest reports. Meanwhile, the last UN monitors are leaving the country.
Syria: At least 162 reported killed across country
At least 37 people – 17 civilians, 10 rebels and 10 soldiers – were reportedly killed in the northern city of Aleppo.
Syrian activists report renewed shelling in Homs
The have been further reports of shelling in the city of Homs – just one day after the head of the UN observers’ mission demanded women, children and the elderly be allowed to leave the area.
UN suspends Syria mission as violence intensifies
Meanwhile, a group of Muslims and Christians have issued a desperate appeal for help escaping the flashpoint city of Homs.
LIVE STREAM: Homs hit by new wave of attacks
The Syrian city appears to be under fire again this afternoon.
Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed
Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.
Syrian regime troops shell rebels in mountains
There has been more heavy fighting as Russia called for an international conference to resolve the conflict.
Army mortar shells kill 10 in Syrian village
Activists say that a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy were among those killed.
Syrian activists: Homs calm as UN team visits
Activists have said that shelling has stopped in the city of Homs ahead of a visit by UN cease-fire observers to the area.
Activists claim Syrian troops are widening shelling attacks
The UN-brokered cease-fire appears to be quickly unraveling despite the presence of foreign observers, as government troops launched another day of attacks on Homs.
Nine dead as Syrian troops shell Homs ahead of UN resolution vote
The reported bombardment came as the UN prepared to vote on a resolution authorising the deployment of the first wave of military observers to monitor the ceasefire.
Red Cross denied entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood
Meanwhile, the organisation says it has received the bodies of Western journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.
French journalist injured in Homs shelling appeals for evacuation
Edith Bouvier was injured in yesterday’s heavy Homs shelling activists say killed about 30 people, including two journalists.
Video: Marie Colvin's mother talks about war reporter's plans to leave Syria
Meanwhile, Eamon Gilmore will attend Friday’s international conference on Syria’s escalating violence.
More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs
Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.