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#Syria

# syria - Today’s News

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion

It follows US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of his troops from the conflict zone.

# syria - Yesterday’s News

Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say

The displacement camps host some 12,000 foreigners – 8,000 children and 4,000 women.

# syria - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive

Kurdish people in Dublin held a rally on O’Connell Street outside the GPO.

# syria - Friday 11 October, 2019

Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU

The Turkish President yesterday said the country could do just that if the EU doesn’t support the country.

Poll: Would you support sanctions against Turkey over its assault in Syria? Syria This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support sanctions against Turkey over its assault in Syria?

France has said the EU is to consider the action.

'Lock him up!': Trump hits out at Bidens and defends decision to withdraw from Syria

The US President is seeking to use an impeachment probe against him as a weapon on the campaign trail.

First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Seven civilians including a nine-month-old baby were killed in Turkish border towns and nearly 70 people were injured.

# syria - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle? Syria This post contains videos

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?

The US made the surprise decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, leaving Turkey to enter.

British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody

The US has moved some Islamic State prisoners amid fears they could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria.

Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy'

The Kurdish forces are “fighting for their land,” Trump said.

# syria - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces Kurds This post contains videos

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.

# syria - Monday 7 October, 2019

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria

The US President cited his “great and unmatched wisdom” in deciding what is “off limits”.

In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria

This move would result in an uncertain fate for the Kurdish fighters allied with the US.

# syria - Friday 26 July, 2019

Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar

Aid groups have described the spike in violence in Syria’s eight-year civil war as a “nightmare”.

# syria - Friday 19 July, 2019

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home

The Dundalk woman and her young daughter are currently in Syria.

# syria - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Lisa Smith says she fears her daughter will be seen as a terrorist's child if she returns to Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he wants her to come back to Ireland, but noted concerns over security risks and cost.

# syria - Friday 5 July, 2019

Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland

The Dundalk native made the comments in a new interview with BBC.

# syria - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Gibraltar detains supertanker suspected of delivering oil to Syria

European Union sanctions against Syria have been in force since late 2011.

# syria - Friday 21 June, 2019

Married couple who sent €261 to their son in Syria found guilty of funding terrorism by UK court

In September 2015, they sent the funds via an intermediary in Lebanon who was nominated by their son, nicknamed Jihadi Jack.

# syria - Friday 31 May, 2019

Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory

The strange spectacle served as a distraction for Netanyahu who has failed to build a coalition and must hold another election.

# syria - Thursday 25 April, 2019

US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty

Amnesty International say the coalition has only admitted to around 10% of the deaths.

# syria - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

# syria - Sunday 7 April, 2019

After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening

The soldiers are now due to touch down at Dublin Airport at 7.15pm tonight, where they will be greeted by their families.

# syria - Friday 5 April, 2019

Syrian national on garda terror watchlist flees Ireland after hammer attack Exclusive

The man is considered an extremist by gardaí and local Muslims.

# syria - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay

A spokesperson for the Department of Defence said that authorities on the ground haven’t yet been granted approval for transportation.

# syria - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'I was brainwashed': ISIS bride Begum asks for second chance

Shamima Begum was 15 when she and two friends left London to marry Islamic State fighters in Syria in 2015.

# syria - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Half of Irish people think countries should refuse to repatriate citizens who fought with Islamic State

The Irish government has said citizens have the right to return home, but fighters face the possibility of prosecution.

# syria - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child

He repeated what he said earlier this month, stating that a security assessment will be carried on the Dundalk woman.

# syria - Monday 25 March, 2019

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights Middle East This post contains videos

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

The move breaks with decades of international consensus against Israel’s claims.

Coveney says Ireland 'will try to find a way' to bring Lisa Smith home

The Dundalk woman told CNN she didn’t know whether or not she’d be imprisoned upon her return to Ireland.

Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope

The Syrian crisis may be entering its ninth year but a return home still feels a long way off for half a million children stranded in Lebanon, writes Aine Costigan

# syria - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Islamic State group defeated in Syria by Syrian Democratic Forces

Fighters from the US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance raised their yellow flag in Baghouz early today.

# syria - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work?

The government here has said Lisa Smith, who was married to an Islamic State fighter, can come home.

# syria - Monday 11 March, 2019

'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links

Carol Duffy claims her friend was ‘very naive’ before she left Ireland a number of years ago.

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar

Lisa Smith is reportedly being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria.

# syria - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'I don't believe Irish citizens go there on their holidays': Flanagan says State will work to bring Lisa Smith back from Syria

It emerged on Friday that the former Defence Forces member was being held in Syria.

# syria - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Gardaí confirm Irish woman who'd become radicalised is ex-Defence Forces member

It emerged last night that the former Defence Forces member had been detained in northern Syria.

# syria - Friday 8 March, 2019

Baby of ISIS bride Shamima Begum dies in Syria

Begum was 15 when she and two friends left London to marry IS fighters in Syria in 2015.

Former Defence Forces member detained in Syria over alleged ISIS links

The Government has been made aware of the ongoing incident.

# syria - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Shamima Begum calls for 'mercy' from British authorities after having citizenship revoked

Begum was 15 when she ran away to join the jihadists in 2015.

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