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Syria conflict: Jihadists reject Aleppo evacuation offer

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 15:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

A jihadist group rejects a Russian proposal to withdraw from the Syrian city of Aleppo during a "humanitarian pause" on Thursday.
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Syria First Lady Asma Al-Assad 'rejected offer of asylum'

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 19:05

Syria's Asma al-Assad says she rejected an offer to escape the war with her children because it was an attempt to undermine her husband, Bashaar.
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Major Russian naval force sails to North Sea past Norway

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 14:29
related countries: Norway Norway, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Russian aircraft-carrier leads a powerful flotilla past the Norwegian coast, heading for the UK and finally Syria.
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Aleppo bombing 'kills 14 members of one family'

Monday, October 17th 2016, 11:52
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

Fourteen members of one family die in an air strike on Aleppo, as EU foreign ministers discuss Russia and Syria's continued bombing of the city.
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Syria conflict: IS 'ousted from symbolic town of Dabiq'

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 19:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Dabiq

Turkish-backed rebels in Syria have captured the symbolically important town of Dabiq from so-called Islamic State, say rebel commanders and monitors.
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Syria conflict: West considers new sanctions over Aleppo

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 18:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

The US and UK warn the Syrian and Russian governments that new economic sanctions could be imposed if the bombing of Aleppo continues.
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Road from Damascus

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 23:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Sami Farah, a young Syrian refugee, tells the BBC he is relieved to have a job in Berlin but anxious about his future.
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Syria conflict: Rebels advance on IS stronghold of Dabiq

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 19:50
related countries: Russia Russia, Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Turkish-backed rebels in Syria are advancing on the symbolically important IS stronghold of Dabiq, as US and Russian envoys discuss efforts to achieve a truce.
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Aleppo's Syria Civil Defence manager on the White Helmets

Friday, October 14th 2016, 17:07
related places: Aleppo

Ammar Al Salmo is the manager of the Syria Civil Defence for Aleppo; he co-ordinates White Helmets rescue teams there.
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Syria's Assad: Aleppo a 'springboard' to winning the war

Friday, October 14th 2016, 11:28
related places: Aleppo

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said victory in Aleppo will make the city a "springboard" from which to retake the rest of the country.
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Syria conflict 'top priority' for next UN chief Guterres

Friday, October 14th 2016, 9:03

The UN's newly-elected Secretary General Antonio Guterres tells the BBC he will make ending Syria's civil war his top priority.
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New UN boss Antonio Guterres: Priority to end Syria conflict

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 21:48

The new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has given his first interview in post and says the conflict in Syria is a priority.
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German terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr's jail death a scandal, says lawyer

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 13:40
related countries: Germany Germany

The death in a German jail of a Syrian terror suspect is a legal scandal, his lawyer says, as officials insist the inmate was not an "acute risk".
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West must stop 'pulverisation' of Aleppo - Boris Johnson

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 13:22
related places: Aleppo

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the West must consider new military options against Syrian forces to stop Aleppo being "pulverised".
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Russia insists air strikes in Aleppo are 'carefully targeted'

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 8:46
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin tells the BBC that the Russian military is "careful about selecting targets" in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: Russian war crimes claim 'rhetoric' says Putin

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 6:29
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

President Vladimir Putin dismisses suggestions that Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria's second city Aleppo.
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Syria's Banksy

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 23:08

A young Syrian street artist offers sharp and hopeful commentary on the country's ongoing civil war.
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Syrian terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr found dead in cell in Germany

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 22:52
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Leipzig

Syrian Jaber al-Bakr, suspected of planning a bomb attack on a Berlin airport, has killed himself in his prison cell in Leipzig, officials say.
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Inside the secret camp where Islamic State defectors go

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 22:12

The BBC has had exclusive access to a secret internment camp for former so-called Islamic State militants and their families in Syria.
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Germany urged to reward Syrian refugees who arrested fugitive

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 11:12
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Leipzig

German politicians and media call for the "heroes of Leipzig," three Syrian refugees who overpowered suspected bomb plotter Jaber al-Bakr, to be rewarded.
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Syria conflict: Rebels set up internment camp for IS defectors

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 9:46

An internment camp for former Islamic State militants and their families, including many Europeans, has been established in Syria, the BBC learns.
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Syria conflict: Russia's Putin halts France visit amid row

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 17:26
related countries: France France, Russia Russia

Vladimir Putin halts a visit to France a day after President Francois Hollande suggests Russia could face war crimes charges for its actions in Syria.
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Child brides

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 10:17

As Syrian refugees struggle to provide for their families, many are resorting to selling their children into marriages, reports the BBC's James Longman.
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Germany bomb threat: Jaber al-Bakr 'caught by three Syrians'

Monday, October 10th 2016, 17:55
related countries: Germany Germany

Three Syrian refugees in Germany overpowered a bomb suspect who gave elite commandos the slip and sparked a two-day manhunt, police reveal.
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Syria conflict: France wants Russia on war crimes charges

Monday, October 10th 2016, 17:00
related countries: France France, Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

French President Francois Hollande suggests Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria's second city Aleppo.
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Syria: Why does the town of Dabiq matter?

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 10:06
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Dabiq

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are closing in on the so-called Islamic State's stronghold of Dabiq, but why does the town matter?
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IS 'loses more than a quarter of its territory' in Syria and Iraq

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 6:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

So-called Islamic State (IS) has lost more than a quarter of the territory it once controlled, new data shows.
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Syrian refugees trapped in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

Friday, October 7th 2016, 23:08
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Aleppo

Bekaa Valley has become home to many who have escaped Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: US calls for Russia and Syria war crimes probe

Friday, October 7th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

An investigation into possible war crimes by Russia and the Syrian government for actions in Syria should be carried out, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Syrian city of Aleppo 'faces total destruction by Christmas'

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 18:27
related places: Aleppo

The special UN envoy to Syria has warned that the Syrian city of Aleppo will be totally destroyed by Christmas.
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Life under siege

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 13:40

Some 275,000 people are trapped in rebel-held parts of a city at the centre of Syria's war - where do they get their food and are the children going to school?
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Syria conflict: Eastern Aleppo faces 'total ruin' in two months

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 13:32

Rebel-held eastern parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo may face "total destruction" in two months, with thousands killed, the UN says.
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Syria war: IS bomb kills rebels at Turkey border crossing

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 10:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 29 people, mostly rebels, are reportedly killed in a bombing claimed by so-called Islamic State near Syria's border with Turkey.
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Syria conflict: Aid convoy attack was air strike, UN expert says

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 16:00

Analysis of satellite imagery taken after a deadly attack on an aid convoy in northern Syria last month shows it was an air strike, a UN expert says.
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Respect us!

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 1:24
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia and the US are seemingly on a collision course over Syria and a host of other issues, writes Steve Rosenberg.
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The bombing of Aleppo's children

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 23:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Nearly 100 children in rebel-held Aleppo have been killed in the past week by Russian and Syrian airstrikes.
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Syria conflict: Russia sends missile system to Tartus base

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 18:20
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Tartus

Russia sends an S-300 air defence missile system to its naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus, amid growing tension with the US over the conflict.
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IS suicide bomber kills 30 at Kurdish wedding in Syria

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 10:26

At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a Kurdish wedding in north-eastern Syria that is claimed by so-called Islamic State.
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Syria conflict: Militant leader 'killed in air strike'

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 9:38

A senior leader of the al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, is reportedly killed in an US air strike in north-western Syria.
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Syria conflict: US suspends talks with Russia

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 23:11
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Kremlin

The US suspends talks with Russia over Syria, accusing Moscow of failing to "live up" to its commitments under a truce deal - a claim denied by the Kremlin.
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Syria conflict: Hospital in rebel-held Aleppo 'bombed again'

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 18:16
related places: Aleppo

The main trauma hospital in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo has reportedly been hit in an air strike for the third time in a week.
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Syrian rebels advance on symbolic IS-held town of Dabiq

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 12:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Dabiq

At least 15 Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are killed in clashes with Islamic State militants, as they move on the group's stronghold of Dabiq.
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Syria conflict: Besieged areas of Aleppo a 'living hell'

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 14:12
related places: Aleppo

Civilians in rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo are enduring a "living hell", the UN humanitarian chief says, as fighting rages on.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo bombing shuts largest hospital

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 1:03
related places: Aleppo

Russian and Syrian air raids on the rebel-held east of Aleppo have forced the closure of the largest hospital in the area and killed two people, a medical charity says.
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Syria conflict: Surveying the damage to Aleppo's hospital

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 17:02
related places: Aleppo

An air raid on the rebel-held eastern half of the Syrian city of Aleppo has hit the area's largest hospital for the second time in a matter of days, a medical charity says.
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Syria conflict: US says Russia driving rebels into extremists' camp

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 9:26
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the opposition into the hands of extremists, the US state department says.
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US protecting Syria jihadist group - Russia's Lavrov

Friday, September 30th 2016, 19:46
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Lavrov

The US is trying to spare an al-Qaeda-linked Syrian group in case it is needed to unseat the country's president, the Russian foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Month-old baby girl pulled from rubble in Idlib

Friday, September 30th 2016, 14:16
related places: Idlib

A rescuer sobs as he pulls out alive a month-old baby girl from what is reported to be the aftermath of an air strike in Idlib, Syria.
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Syria: The kids playing football in Aleppo's ruins

Friday, September 30th 2016, 10:19
related places: Aleppo

New drone footage shows children playing football amid the ruins of rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria.
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Winning hearts

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 15:12
related countries: Canada Canada

A picture of a newly-arrived Syrian refugee fixing a bride's broken wedding dress in Canada is winning hearts across the world.
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Syria war: Those bombing Aleppo 'must answer to God' - Pope

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 13:53
related places: Aleppo

Pope Francis urges all sides of the Syria conflict to protect civilians, and says those responsible for bombing them will be "accountable to God".
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Trump Jr's Skittles graphic deleted from Twitter

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 10:29

A controversial graphic that compared Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, posted by Donald Trump's son, is deleted from Twitter.
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Bags of joy

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 23:27
related countries: Finland Finland

Finnish-Syrian father-of-six Rami Adhan has become known as the "toy smuggler" for taking large bags of toys into Syria for children suffering in the war.
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Syria conflict: US pledges $360m in additional aid

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

The US government promises to provide $364m (£276m) more in humanitarian aid to people affected by the conflict in Syria.
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Syria conflict: Obama 'deeply concerned' about Aleppo

Monday, September 26th 2016, 18:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

US President Barack Obama expresses deep concern about the "sickening bloodshed" in rebel-held parts of Aleppo, amid an assault by Syrian government forces.
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Syria conflict: US and UK rhetoric 'unacceptable' - Russia

Monday, September 26th 2016, 15:47
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Russia criticises the US and UK for using "unacceptable" rhetoric in speeches on Syria at the UN, after being accused of "barbarism".
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Meet the cat man of Aleppo

Monday, September 26th 2016, 13:21
related places: Aleppo

Meet Mohammad Alaa Jaleel. He lives in Aleppo, Syria, where many have fled, leaving behind their cats.
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Syria conflict: Aid reaches Madaya and other besieged towns

Monday, September 26th 2016, 10:10
related places: Aleppo, Madaya

Aid has been delivered to four besieged towns in Syria for the first time in almost six months, the Red Cross says, but the bombardment of Aleppo continues.
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Syria conflict: US accuses Russia of 'barbarism' in Aleppo

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 17:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The US ambassador to the UN accuses Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: Russia 'may have committed war crime' - Johnson

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 12:36
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aleppo

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggests that Russia may have committed a war crime in Syria, if it was behind an attack on an aid convoy near Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: UN chief 'appalled' by Aleppo escalation

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 9:04
related places: Aleppo

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is "appalled by the chilling military escalation" in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, with the UN Security Council due to meet.
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Syria conflict: Air strikes leave Aleppo 'without water'

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 11:56
related places: Aleppo

Intensified attacks on the Syrian city of Aleppo have left nearly two million people without water and at risk of disease, the UN says.
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Syria conflict: US-Russia plans 'must be saved' - Lavrov

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 21:10
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Aleppo, Lavrov

US-Russian plans to end Syria's conflict must be saved, Russia's foreign minister tells the UN, as bombs continue to rain down on Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo pounded as military presses offensive

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 17:43
related places: Aleppo

Warplanes pound the city of Aleppo as Syria's military presses its new offensive to retake rebel-held areas.
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Dodging bombs and bullets

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 15:21

Robert Mardini, Middle East Director at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), speaks out against a growing catalogue of attacks on aid workers in the Syrian war.
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Syria war: Army declares new offensive in eastern Aleppo

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 23:12
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian government announces a fresh offensive against rebel-held eastern Aleppo following the collapse of a week-long ceasefire.
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Syria conflict: Warplanes set rebel-held Aleppo ablaze

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 20:16
related places: Aleppo

Rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo saw the heaviest air strikes in months overnight, activists say, with entire streets set ablaze.
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Footage 'shows warplanes attack Aleppo'

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 19:44
related places: Aleppo

Unverified footage purports to show warplanes attacking the town of Kafr Dael in Aleppo, Syria.
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Assad: Coalition attack on Syria troops 'intentional'

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 12:12

Four coalition planes attacked Syrian troops in Deir al-Zour for an hour, Bashar al'Assad has said, so it was not an accident.
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