# syria - Yesterday’s News
They’re to be replaced by 130 new peacekeepers.
Prosecutors say there is no evidence he was plotting an attack in Germany.
Some people just want to watch the world burn.
# syria - Saturday 13 September, 2014
Islamic State has threatened to kill David Haines, who was kidnapped in March last year.
“The United States is at war with ISIS in the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda”.
# syria - Friday 12 September, 2014
Column: Syria is the humanitarian tragedy of our generation, yet most people just shrug their shoulders
Massacres, hostage-taking, torture and sexual violence. These are the war crimes happening in Syria, yet why don’t we care, asks GOAL CEO Barry Andrews.
# syria - Thursday 11 September, 2014
The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.
# syria - Tuesday 9 September, 2014
That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.
Saudi has confirmed the Arab anti-IS talks with Kerry for Thursday.
# syria - Friday 5 September, 2014
However only around 25 to 30 individuals have flown out from Ireland to join the conflict in Syria.
# syria - Thursday 4 September, 2014
“He ultimately sacrificed his life to bring their story to the world.”
# syria - Wednesday 3 September, 2014
Terrorism experts say the group is not as strong as pre-911 Al-Qaeda.
# syria - Tuesday 2 September, 2014
Sotloff appeared in the video in which James Foley was killed.
The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.
The human rights group says IS fighters have carried out “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq.
# syria - Monday 1 September, 2014
Irish and UK intelligence sharing is “at an all time high.”
Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping
The United Nations needs to conduct a full review of the UNDOF mission before Ireland’s next rotation of troops, the Defence Minister said.
# syria - Sunday 31 August, 2014
Irish troops carried out a daring rescue mission of their Filipino colleagues yesterday. The fate of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji captured by rebels still remains unknown.
Everyone’s been talking about a drowning tragedy in Crete, Irish troops in the Middle East, peace, and EP.
More than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas that came under attack by Syrian rebels. Irish troops were involved in the first evacuation operation.
# syria - Saturday 30 August, 2014
Irish troops staged an operation to evacuate UN troops from an area where heavy fighting was taking place.
The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.
“We were pushed out of Sinjar, but even if (the jihadists) come here, I would rather die for this temple than leave Iraq.”
The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.
# syria - Friday 29 August, 2014
Irish personnel secured a route and provided security as UNDOF troops withdrew from a position today.
There is no evidence however to suggest that an attack is imminent.
# syria - Thursday 28 August, 2014
The UN has confirmed that 43 peacekeepers were detained in the area by an armed group.
But they’re safe at the moment.
# syria - Wednesday 27 August, 2014
Another 130 troops will deploy to the area next month.
The humanitarian worker was kidnapped by the militant group some time ago.
# syria - Tuesday 26 August, 2014
Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, aka L Jinny, left his well-off London home last year…
The US has long resisted taking action against IS inside Syria, but it’s believed the militants’ murder of journalist James Foley may have altered the President’s approach.
# syria - Monday 25 August, 2014
Peter Theo Curtis is believed to have been released in the Golan Heights region.
“Dreams of family and friends take me away and happiness fills my heart.”
# syria - Sunday 24 August, 2014
Worrying press arrests in Ferguson and the grisly murder of James Foley underlines it is in all of our interests to ensure journalists can report without fear.
# syria - Saturday 23 August, 2014
Western powers were growing increasingly weary of military engagements in the Middle East – but this provocation will ensure a sustained, focused campaign to eliminate Isis.
It is estimated that terrorists net about $120m between 2004 and 2012 in ransoms.
# syria - Friday 22 August, 2014
The militants have an “apocalyptic, end of days vision”, it has been said.
The email says the militant group will “not stop until we quench our thirst for your blood”.
# syria - Thursday 21 August, 2014
Foley’s family were in e-mail contact with those holding him.