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#Troops

# troops - Friday 25 December, 2020

Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year
# US Military
# US Military

Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year

Dec 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 14,536 Views 53 Comments

Independent TD Catherine Connolly has said that “it is not possible to promote peace if we are facilitating war”.

# troops - Thursday 8 October, 2020

125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria
# Damascus
# Damascus

125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria

Oct 8th 2020, 9:30 PM 29,913 Views 38 Comments

They arrived in from Damascus at 11.35pm last night.

# troops - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

Apr 5th 2020, 1:27 PM 33,538 Views 26 Comments

The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.

# troops - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq
# Troops
# Troops

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq

Jan 1st 2020, 8:32 AM 19,726 Views 39 Comments

Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.

# troops - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf

Sep 21st 2019, 8:08 AM 11,611 Views 57 Comments

The US President said the sanctions were the toughest ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike.

# troops - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq
# Troops
# Troops

'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq

Dec 27th 2018, 7:58 AM 31,828 Views 32 Comments

The US President says his concerns were for the First Lady, not for himself.

# troops - Monday 24 December, 2018

Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit
# War
# War

Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit

Dec 24th 2018, 9:04 AM 12,514 Views 53 Comments

The announcement that US troops would leave the war-racked country has shocked global partners and American politicians alike.

# troops - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon
# Away For Christmas
# Away For Christmas

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon

Dec 21st 2017, 9:44 AM 13,023 Views 76 Comments

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

# troops - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Thirsty troops will now have to pay €3.10 for a pint of Guinness
# Drinking Up
# Drinking Up

Thirsty troops will now have to pay €3.10 for a pint of Guinness

Nov 25th 2017, 9:45 AM 49,263 Views 69 Comments

The Defence Forces raised the price of booze in its subsidised watering holes.

# troops - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Israel deploys more troops to West Bank as crisis continues to escalate
# Boiling Point
# Boiling Point

Israel deploys more troops to West Bank as crisis continues to escalate

Jul 22nd 2017, 11:56 AM 9,509 Views 121 Comments

The stabbing to death of three members of an Israeli family yesterday saw clashes erupt amid escalating tensions at the Holy Land’s most contested shrine.

# troops - Friday 21 October, 2016

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon

Oct 21st 2016, 6:00 PM 10,856 Views 57 Comments

The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.

# troops - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

"It should never have happened": Irish soldiers' forgotten battle told in Siege of Jadotville
# Fight For Justice
# Fight For Justice

"It should never have happened": Irish soldiers' forgotten battle told in Siege of Jadotville

Sep 20th 2016, 8:52 AM 47,708 Views 57 Comments

The film got a standing ovation when it premiered in Dublin last night.

# troops - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

British special forces have been pictured for the first time on the ground in Syria
# Aleppo
# Aleppo

British special forces have been pictured for the first time on the ground in Syria

Aug 9th 2016, 9:14 AM 22,091 Views 92 Comments

The exclusive BBC images appear to show troops securing the perimeter of a rebel base.

# troops - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office
# Troops
# Troops

Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office

Jul 6th 2016, 4:31 PM 7,377 Views 28 Comments

The number is significantly more than the president had previously announced.

# troops - Friday 1 July, 2016

US military ends ban on transgender troops
# Pentagon
# Pentagon

US military ends ban on transgender troops

Jul 1st 2016, 8:55 AM 5,290 Views 28 Comments

The thousands of transgender people who serve in the military have previously been forced to hide their gender identity.

# troops - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Thanks to Brexit, the fragile peace in Ireland is under threat
# Opinion
# Opinion

Thanks to Brexit, the fragile peace in Ireland is under threat

Jun 26th 2016, 7:00 AM 183 Views 91 Comments

Security expert Tom Clonan writes that a referendum on Northern Ireland may lead to sectarian tensions in the six counties.

# troops - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Emotional scenes as 190 Irish troops return home after 6 months in Lebanon
# Big Welcome
# Big Welcome

Emotional scenes as 190 Irish troops return home after 6 months in Lebanon

May 18th 2016, 9:40 AM 24,378 Views 25 Comments

One soldier was meeting his 10-week-old daughter for the first time.

# troops - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Russia gets ready to pull its planes from Syria
# Putin's Orders
# Putin's Orders

Russia gets ready to pull its planes from Syria

Mar 15th 2016, 7:20 AM 9,062 Views 48 Comments

The Russian airbase in the country is preparing after an order from Putin.

# troops - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Troops rescue 16-year-old Swedish girl from Islamic State
# Saved
# Saved

Troops rescue 16-year-old Swedish girl from Islamic State

Feb 23rd 2016, 5:05 PM 22,141 Views 57 Comments

A statement from the regional government said that the girl had been “misled” by an Isis member in Sweden.

# troops - Monday 28 December, 2015

Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding
# Rising Waters
# Rising Waters

Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding

Dec 28th 2015, 8:25 AM 18,912 Views 29 Comments

Another thousand are on standby as further bad weather is expected.

# troops - Thursday 11 June, 2015

UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex'
# Haiti
# Haiti

UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex'

Jun 11th 2015, 8:19 AM 13,934 Views 43 Comments

About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18.

# troops - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families
# Safe And Sound
# Safe And Sound

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families

Apr 8th 2015, 11:16 AM 16,270 Views 12 Comments

The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.

# troops - Sunday 22 March, 2015

American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches
# Crisis
# Crisis

American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches

Mar 22nd 2015, 8:39 AM 12,667 Views 50 Comments

The advance of rebel forces has continued.

# troops - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Troops are being deployed on the streets of Belgium
# Anti-terror
# Anti-terror

Troops are being deployed on the streets of Belgium

Jan 17th 2015, 1:55 PM 13,075 Views 90 Comments

The move follows anti-terror raids earlier this week.

# troops - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon

Oct 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,621 Views 25 Comments

A wreath was laid at Tibnin Memorial to the personnel who died in service.

# troops - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is 'de-risked'
# Heroes
# Heroes

Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is 'de-risked'

Oct 8th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,730 Views 11 Comments

The 130 troops were welcomed by family and friends in an emotional reunion this morning.

# troops - Friday 3 October, 2014

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq
# Air Strikes
# Air Strikes

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:12 AM 6,792 Views 68 Comments

The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.

# troops - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

Oct 1st 2014, 8:50 PM 4,835 Views 3 Comments

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

# troops - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions
# Syria
# Syria

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:05 PM 7,866 Views 26 Comments

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

# troops - Saturday 20 September, 2014

'Buffer zone' to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks
# Agreement
# Agreement

'Buffer zone' to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks

Sep 20th 2014, 1:19 AM 4,129 Views 39 Comments

The buffer zone is to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.

# troops - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat
# This Is War
# This Is War

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat

Sep 14th 2014, 12:49 PM 8,180 Views 71 Comments

400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.

# troops - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"

Sep 9th 2014, 11:22 PM 7,059 Views 7 Comments

That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.

# troops - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight
# Ceasefire
# Ceasefire

Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight

Sep 7th 2014, 2:05 PM 7,451 Views 199 Comments

Ukraine, Russia and Moscow-backed separatists signed the ceasefire deal on Friday, but there’s been reports of fresh violence this weekend.

# troops - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Aug 31st 2014, 8:22 PM 24,520 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about a drowning tragedy in Crete, Irish troops in the Middle East, peace, and EP.

# troops - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights
# UNDOF
# UNDOF

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights

Aug 30th 2014, 11:24 AM 8,639 Views 74 Comments

The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.

# troops - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Potshots, tear gas, snipers and curfews: 'Fighting a war with unarmed citizens' in Ferguson
# Ferguson
# Ferguson

Potshots, tear gas, snipers and curfews: 'Fighting a war with unarmed citizens' in Ferguson

Aug 19th 2014, 10:56 AM 11,096 Views 106 Comments

The continued protests in Ferguson over Michael Brown’s death have seen unrest in the town.

# troops - Saturday 12 July, 2014

"The rebels will pay...": Ukraine leader vows action over rocket attacks
# Army Deaths
# Army Deaths

"The rebels will pay...": Ukraine leader vows action over rocket attacks

Jul 12th 2014, 1:50 PM 6,516 Views 77 Comments

Separatists near the Russian border mowed down 19 troops in a hail of heavy rocket fire yesterday.

# troops - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

US sends 300 more troops to Iraq
# Feet On The Ground
# Feet On The Ground

US sends 300 more troops to Iraq

Jul 1st 2014, 7:27 AM 3,315 Views 27 Comments

The move raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750, the Pentagon said.

# troops - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire
# Rebels
# Rebels

Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire

Jun 20th 2014, 9:32 PM 4,252 Views 19 Comments

Russia has demanded an apology after a customs officer was wounded at a border checkpoint.

# troops - Monday 16 June, 2014

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon
# Enda On Tour
# Enda On Tour

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon

Jun 16th 2014, 9:24 AM 5,206 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach will also announce an additional €2 million in emergency funding to help Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

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