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We have started to collect the most important news related to Syria in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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VIDEO: Kurds protest across Europe over IS

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 0:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Protests have been held across Europe over Islamic State's attack on Kobane, Syria, near the border with Turkey.
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Kurdish fury at Turkey's role on IS

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 21:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Kurdish protesters vent their fury at Turkey's lack of military support for defenders of a Syrian border town being attacked by Islamic State.
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Islamic State widens Kobane attack

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 14:37
related countries: United States United States

Islamic State militants extend attacks in the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as US-led air strikes try to aid its Syrian Kurd defenders.
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Syria jihadist rebels seize priest

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 13:53

A Franciscan friar and about 20 parishioners have been abducted by jihadist rebels in north-western Syria, the Custody of the Holy Land says.
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Street battles as IS enters key town

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 8:23

Civilians flee the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as Islamic State militants take three districts after street fighting with Syrian Kurds.
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VIDEO: Kobane 'seems quieter' after airstrike

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 6:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The besieged town of Kobane in Syria "seems quieter" this morning but a coalition airstrike was heard overnight, reports Paul Adams from just over the border in Turkey.
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Father calls for Syria girl's return

Monday, October 6th 2014, 18:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The father of a missing girl from south London who is feared to have travelled to Syria appeals for her return.
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Border town 'may fall soon to IS'

Monday, October 6th 2014, 17:19

The key Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane may soon fall to Islamic State fighters, an official there tells the BBC, as IS flags begin to appear.
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US hostage Kassig's letter revealed

Monday, October 6th 2014, 9:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

The parents of a US hostage held by IS militants in Syria reveal they have received a letter from their son saying that he is "scared to die".
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Biden says sorry to UAE over Syria

Monday, October 6th 2014, 7:02
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden apologises to the United Arab Emirates after suggesting it had fuelled the rise of extremist groups in Syria.
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New clashes on Syria-Lebanon border

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 21:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

There have been fierce clashes in eastern Lebanon between Sunni Islamist militants and members of the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah.
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VIDEO: Fierce battle rages for Kobane, Syria

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 21:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A fierce battle between Kurds and Islamic State militants is taking place around the Syrian town of Kobane, near the border with Turkey.
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Turkish police tear-gas BBC team

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 19:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A BBC team filming tensions on the Turkish-Syrian border is tear-gassed by Turkish police as it leaves the scene of protests by local and Syrian Kurds.
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VIDEO: IS battles for control of Kobane

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 13:42

Clashes between Islamic State militants and Kurdish forces over the besieged Syrian town of Kobane are continuing.
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Prayers 'to mark Alan Henning's life'

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 8:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Church

Prayers will be said for British taxi driver Alan Henning, who was kidnapped in Syria and killed by Islamic State militants, at a church service in Salford.
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Pakistan Taliban vow support for IS

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 23:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani Taliban express support for Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, calling on Islamists worldwide to "forget rivalries".
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VIDEO: IS intensifies siege of Kobane, Syria

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 21:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Islamic State militants have intensified attacks on the town of Kobane, near Syria's border with Turkey, from where thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled.
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Kurds in Turkey-Syria border clashes

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 18:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Tensions flare on the Turkish side of the Syrian border as local Kurds and refugees from Syria clash with security forces.
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VIDEO: Clashes at border as IS closes in

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 11:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Clashes break out on the tense border between Turkey and Syria, where tens of thousands of Syrians have fled to escape Islamic State (IS) militants.
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IS steps up attack on key Syria town

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 23:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Intense clashes have erupted as Islamic State militants advanced on the Syrian town of Kobane, while Turkey vows to help stop it falling.
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Lebanon 'imposes curfews on Syrians'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 17:43
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese towns and villages are increasingly imposing curfews on Syrian refugees, restricting their movements, Human Rights Watch says.
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Turkish MPs vote to join war on IS

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 19:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Turkey's parliament backs a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to fight Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: Explosions as coalition strikes IS

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 20:20

The Syrian town of Kobane is still under siege, two weeks after Islamic State fighters began their assault.
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Fresh strikes around key Syrian town

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 15:31
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
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VIDEO: Chaotic scenes at exit point for Syrians

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 15:28
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Paul Adams reports from the Syrian-Turkish border where thousands of refugees are attempting to reach safety.
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Syria peacekeeping 'impossible'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 12:14
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says it will not participate in "impossible or unclear" UN peacekeeping missions after a rebel ambush in the Syrian Golan Heights.
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BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 10:20
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

BBC World News America wins two News and Documentary Emmys for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).
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Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 23:54

Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries
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Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 21:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
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Monday, September 29th 2014, 17:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Antwerp

Forty-six people go on trial in Antwerp on charges of belonging to a group that sent jihadists to Syria, in the largest case of its kind in Belgium.
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VIDEO: Turkey stops Kurds from Syria fight

Monday, September 29th 2014, 14:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The refugee crisis from Kobane in Syria has revived tensions between the Turkish government and Turkish Kurds, as Turkey prevents Kurds from leaving the country to fight against Islamic State in Syria.
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Obama: US underestimated rise of IS

Monday, September 29th 2014, 8:54
related countries: United States United States

President Obama acknowledges that US agencies underestimated the threat posed by the Islamist insurgency in Syria.
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VIDEO: 'Underestimated' - Obama on IS rise

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President Obama says American intelligence underestimated the growing strength of Islamic State militants occupying large parts of Syria and Iraq.
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Turkey's PKK peace process 'at risk'

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 19:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's role in Syria may put peace deal with its Kurds at risk
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Coalition planes bomb IS refineries

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 17:06
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US-led coalition aircraft target four makeshift oil refineries under Islamic State control in Syria, with explosions reported near the Turkish border.
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Al-Nusra threat over air strikes

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 9:48
related countries: United States United States

Syrian militant group al-Nusra Front denounces US-led air strikes as "a war against Islam", as the campaign against Islamic State continues.
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US jets join IS Syria border battle

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 23:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

US-led coalition air strikes hit Islamic State targets near the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on the border with Turkey, the Pentagon confirms.
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US-led air strikes 'damaging IS'

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 5:48
related countries: United States United States

The US armed forces head says air strikes are damaging Islamic State in Syria but will not alone defeat it, as jihadists close in on a Kurdish town.
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IS battles for Syrian border town

Friday, September 26th 2014, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

Islamic State militants advance on the Syrian border town of Kobane, where they are battling Kurdish fighters, as the US-led air campaign continues.
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US air strikes 'destroy IS tanks'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 15:03
related countries: United States United States

US-led air strikes on Islamic State militants have destroyed four tanks during a fourth night of bombardments in Syria, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Watching fight against IS from Turkey

Friday, September 26th 2014, 14:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Karaca

The view from on top of a hill from the Turkish border village of Karaca overlooking Syria shows just how close the country is to the frontline of IS.
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'Over 3,000 Europeans join jihadis'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 11:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The EU's anti-terrorism chief tells the BBC the number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000.
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VIDEO: Refugees coaxed off cruise ship

Friday, September 26th 2014, 9:35
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Police in Cyprus have persuaded nearly 300 migrants, thought to be Syrian refugees, to disembark from the cruise ship that had rescued them.
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Police end Cyprus migrant stand-off

Friday, September 26th 2014, 8:44
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Police in Cyprus persuade nearly 300 migrants, thought to be Syrian refugees, to disembark from the cruise ship that had rescued them.
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VIDEO: Cyprus ship migrants 'won't leave'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 5:29
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Almost 350 people, said to be Syrian refugees, are refusing to disembark from a cruise ship that rescued them from a small boat stranded off Cyprus.
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VIDEO: British jihadist 'was normal lad'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 22:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Aleppo, Brighton

A British jihadist who knew Ibrahim Kamara, the 19-year-old from Brighton believed to have been killed in a US airstrike on Aleppo earlier this week, speaks about their time in Syria.
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VIDEO: Syria refugees stranded in no man's land

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 21:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey

There has been renewed fighting around the Syrian town of Kobane - intensifying the surge of refugees trying to cross into Turkey.
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US releases IS oil strike images

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon releases footage and still photos of its air strikes on oil refineries controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria.
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Lebanon raids Arsal refugee camps

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 19:13
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

At least one person was killed and two wounded during a search for militants at refugee camps near Lebanon's border with Syria, the Lebanese army says.
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US hits IS oil targets in Syria

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:53
related countries: United States United States

The US-led coalition targets oil refineries controlled by Islamic State militants in Syria while Kurdish forces battle them on the ground.
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Gulf female pilot in strikes on IS

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 15:42
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates' first female air force pilot took part in air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, UAE officials confirm.
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VIDEO: US targets Syrian oil refineries

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 12:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

World leaders at the UN discuss the Islamic State crisis, as US and Arab jets bomb targets in Syria for a second day.
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UN aims to block jihadist recruits

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 6:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The UN Security Council orders states to block the flow of jihadists to Iraq and Syria, as US jets bomb Islamic State (IS) militants.
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Obama condemns IS 'network of death'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 20:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President Obama urges a global drive against the Islamic State's (IS) "network of death", as US air strikes intensify in Iraq and Syria.
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French lament 'jihadi' arrest fiasco

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 15:32
related countries: France France, Turkey Turkey

A French minister criticises Turkey after plans to arrest suspected jihadis returning from Syria collapse when they are put on the wrong flight.
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Air strikes on IS in Iraq and Syria

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 14:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US military says its warplanes have hit more Islamic State (IS) vehicles and arms dumps in Iraq and Syria.
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VIDEO: Refugees 'crossing back into Syria'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 12:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem says after witnessing thousands of refugees fleeing IS militants in Syria over recent days, today he saw people crossing back into the country from Turkey.
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VIDEO: US and Arab allies target IS in Syria

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 23:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Arab

US President Barack Obama has hailed the support of Arab nations in air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants, saying: "This is not America's fight alone."
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