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#Syria

# syria - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions Palmyra

Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions

20 men they accused of fighting for the regime were killed.

# syria - Thursday 21 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “We have to act”: World appalled as Isis seizes full control of important heritage site Destruction

“We have to act”: World appalled as Isis seizes full control of important heritage site

Before Syria’s conflict began in March 2011 – more than 150,000 tourists visited Palmyra every year.

# syria - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street’ Syria This post contains images

‘Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street’

Irish aid worker David Adams visited a clinic that helps to rehabilitate some of the casualties of the Syrian conflict.

# syria - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 700 British people have travelled to Syria, most of them wanted to join ISIS Worrying Trend

700 British people have travelled to Syria, most of them wanted to join ISIS

Police released new statistics today.

# syria - Monday 4 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights Attack

Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

The two soldiers were evacuated to Israel for medical care.

# syria - Sunday 19 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Police fear missing family of six have fled to Syria UK

Police fear missing family of six have fled to Syria

There are concerns that they are travelling to Syria.

# syria - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Irish are among the most free people in the world

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

When it comes to travel visas anyway. Not all nations have it so easy though…

# syria - Sunday 5 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Syria is making its own cigars to sell to Iran, Russia and China War Time

Syria is making its own cigars to sell to Iran, Russia and China

Big Tobacco is trying to keep profits up.

# syria - Sunday 29 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Two GOAL workers seriously injured in Syria, one critical Airstrike

Two GOAL workers seriously injured in Syria, one critical

The CEO of GOAL said, “This incident once again underlines the acute dangers that humanitarian aid workers face by working inside Syria.”

# syria - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Syrian refugees were almost denied treatment at Irish children’s hospital Money Talks

# syria - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Deadly chlorine attack kills entire family in Syria Four Years On

Deadly chlorine attack kills entire family in Syria

More than 200,000 people have died since the conflict began in 2011.

# syria - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what St. Patrick’s Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots Irish Eyes

Here’s what St. Patrick’s Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

# syria - Monday 16 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Feel it? Cold, isn’t it?’ – Jihadi John caressed hostage’s neck with knife blade Psychological Torture

‘Feel it? Cold, isn’t it?’ – Jihadi John caressed hostage’s neck with knife blade

One of the former hostages has written about his terrifying experiences.

# syria - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie British teenagers arrested while travelling ‘to join Islamic State’ Turkey

British teenagers arrested while travelling ‘to join Islamic State’

The three have been detained by Turkish authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Beheadings, kidnappings and refugees: The horror of Syria is entering its fifth year Opinion

Beheadings, kidnappings and refugees: The horror of Syria is entering its fifth year

‘The world is jaded by the war in Syria; it sees no end and no possibility that the fighting can be brought to a halt,’ writes Trócaire’s Executive Director, Éamonn Meehan.

# syria - Saturday 14 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Over 10,000 kids dead and no end in sight. Why do we not care? Deaths And Destruction

Over 10,000 kids dead and no end in sight. Why do we not care?

The conflict enters its fifth year tomorrow.

# syria - Thursday 12 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you get going.

# syria - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 3 Must-Read Longreads: “Be there one day and the next, disappear” Time Out

# syria - Saturday 7 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Families of schoolgirls who joined ISIS in Syria criticise police over letter Islamic State

Families of schoolgirls who joined ISIS in Syria criticise police over letter

It is believed the teenagers travelled to Turkey and made their way into Syria.

# syria - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie More young girls are leaving their homes to join ISIS militants. But why? Opinion

More young girls are leaving their homes to join ISIS militants. But why?

It is evident that many of these women are drawn to the society depicted by ISIS, which gives them a prominent – if restrictive – role.

# syria - Monday 2 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mother of ‘Jihadi John’ says she recognised son’s voice in hostage videos Radicalised

# syria - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State killer ‘Jihadi John’ has been named Unmasked

Islamic State killer ‘Jihadi John’ has been named

The Washington Post have named him as London man Mohammed Emwazi.

# syria - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie London schoolgirls fleeing to Islamic State militants have crossed into Syria Appeal This post contains images

London schoolgirls fleeing to Islamic State militants have crossed into Syria

An estimated 550 Western women have travelled to join the militants Iraq and Syria.

# syria - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Obama confirms death of 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State Aid Worker

Obama confirms death of 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State

IS said last Friday Kayla Jean Mueller had died in an air strike.

From TheJournal.ie 40 Irish fighters are in ISIS, claims former member Syria

40 Irish fighters are in ISIS, claims former member

He also said that there is “much talk” about attacking Western soil.

# syria - Saturday 7 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irishman who fought in Syria: “I wasn’t radicalised” Islamic State

Irishman who fought in Syria: “I wasn’t radicalised”

“When a young man arrives and he feels very vulnerable at the checkpoint, he’s going into what would basically look like a horror movie of ruins and gunfire.W

From TheJournal.ie Coalition steps up bombing of the Islamic State “capital” Raqa

Coalition steps up bombing of the Islamic State “capital”

The United Arab Emirates, meanwhile, said it would station a squadron of F-16 warplanes in Jordan.

# syria - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army – so they’re returning fire Tensions

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army – so they’re returning fire

Israel responded with artillery fire.

# syria - Monday 26 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane Taking It Back

After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane

Another city in Iraq was also liberated.

# syria - Saturday 24 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Judge describes ISIS-bound US teen as “a bit of a mess”, jails her for four years Shannon Conley

Judge describes ISIS-bound US teen as “a bit of a mess”, jails her for four years

A US judge described Shannon Conley as “a bit of a mess”.

# syria - Monday 19 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Terror threat to Ireland is low, but it’s important to remain on alert’ Belgium

‘Terror threat to Ireland is low, but it’s important to remain on alert’

Europe is on a high terror alert as a mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large.

# syria - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did’ Syria This post contains videos

‘The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did’

A newly-released Irish film documents the lives of people in Majdal Shams – one of five remaining Arab villages in the Golan Heights.

# syria - Friday 16 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Italy denies paying €10m ransom to free young hostages Syria

Italy denies paying €10m ransom to free young hostages

The women were kidnapped last July.

# syria - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘A number of young Irish people have left Ireland to fight alongside ISIS’ Integration

‘A number of young Irish people have left Ireland to fight alongside ISIS’

Irish MEP Brian Hayes says more needs to be done to make sure these people feel part and parcel of Ireland.

# syria - Monday 12 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Footage emerges of Paris suspect Hayat Boumeddiene at Turkish airport Charlie Hebdo

Footage emerges of Paris suspect Hayat Boumeddiene at Turkish airport

The footage reaffirms suggestions that she was not in France at the time of the terror attacks.

# syria - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie These are the countries hosting the world’s refugees Displaced

These are the countries hosting the world’s refugees

Ireland has more than 6,000 refugees and a further 5,000 awaiting decisions.

# syria - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014 Four Years On This post contains videos

More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014

Last year was the bloodiest since the conflict began in 2011.

# syria - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Runaway ship with 900 refugees on board stopped from striking Italian coast Disaster Averted

Runaway ship with 900 refugees on board stopped from striking Italian coast

There were 900 Syrian refugees on board the ship.

# syria - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Decapitate him, burn him alive’: Islamic State supporters call for hostage’s death Twitter

‘Decapitate him, burn him alive’: Islamic State supporters call for hostage’s death

Moaz al-Kasasba was captured last week after his plane was reportedly shot down in Syria.

# syria - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 33 photographs that took our breath away this year Pics Of The Year

The 33 photographs that took our breath away this year

From Leaving Certificate students to George Clooney, here are the most striking photographs from 2014.

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