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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: The village hosting Kobane refugees

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 9:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Jiyar Gol visits a Turkish border village and hears from refugees from the besieged Syrian city of Kobane.
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VIDEO: Syria kids' art project goes global

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 8:01

Activists are offering the world a look at events in Syria through the eyes of children in the form of a giant canvas covered with their original art work.
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VIDEO: Tackling extremism at its roots

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 6:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A project in London is trying to stop the number of young people going to fight in Syria and Iraq by tackling extremism.
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VIDEO: Peshmerga fighters 'in Kobane'

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 4:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State.
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Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'

Friday, October 31st 2014, 21:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: 'Peshmerga generate hope' in Kobane

Friday, October 31st 2014, 17:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The arrival of Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga fighters has "generated hope in the Kurdish community" reports Jiyar Gol from the Syria-Turkey border
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Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 18:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
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Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 13:05

Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.
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Peshmerga fighters arrive in Turkey

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 8:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Scores of Iraqi Kurdish fighters arrive in Turkey from where they plan to cross into Syria to battle militants besieging the town of Kobane.
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Canberra 'trying to verify IS death'

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 3:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

The Australian government says it is trying to confirm reports that the most senior Australian member of Islamic State has been killed in Syria.
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VIDEO: Why won't Turkey's tanks attack IS?

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 0:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's prime minister explains why Turkish ground troops have not been deployed to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.
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VIDEO: Video shows massive Kobane blast

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 12:53

The BBC's Jiyar Gol has witnessed a massive blast hit the Syrian city of Kobane - despite militants' claims that the battle is "nearly over".
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Turkish PM rejects Kobane criticism

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 9:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey defends its strategy on Islamic State
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VIDEO: Turkey PM 'will help coalition forces'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 6:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has told the BBC's Lyse Doucet that Turkey will continue to help coalition forces if there is a co-ordinated plan for the creation of a ''democratic'' Syria.
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Syrian rebels in major Idlib assault

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 0:10
related places: Idlib

Islamist groups in Syria storm the government-held city of Idlib, infiltrating several important buildings before being repelled.
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John Cantlie seen in Kobane video

Monday, October 27th 2014, 22:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British hostage John Cantlie, who is being held by Islamic State, appears in a new video shot in the the Syrian town of Kobane.
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Doctor 'unlawfully killed' in Syria

Monday, October 27th 2014, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A London jury returns a verdict of unlawful killing at an inquest into the death of Dr Abbas Khan in a Syrian prison.
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Qatar dismisses IS funding claims

Monday, October 27th 2014, 9:29
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Senior officials from Qatar have strongly denied claims the country is supporting terrorist groups in Syria such as Islamic State.
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Jihadi's brother faces terror charge

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 18:22

The brother of a Portsmouth man killed while fighting for Islamic State in Syria is charged with preparing terrorist acts.
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VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'

Friday, October 24th 2014, 17:08
related countries: United States United States

New video footage show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
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US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 14:12
related countries: United States United States

US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
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Syria air force 'steps up strikes'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 15:41

The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
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Woman held over 'Syria terror plot'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 12:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A woman is arrested in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts related to Syria, Scotland Yard says.
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US probes 'stray Syria air drop'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 3:49
related countries: United States United States

The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.
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IS video 'shows man stone daughter'

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 21:45

The Islamic State group has released an undated video that appears to show an elderly Syrian man stoning his daughter to death for alleged adultery.
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UK spy drones to fly over Syria

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 12:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State militants, the government says.
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Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria's Kurds

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 11:01
related countries: United States United States

The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS
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Australian teen surfaces in IS video

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 9:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iraq Iraq, United States United States

An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.
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Fresh fighting in key Syrian town

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 6:36

Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.
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Turks to let Kurds join Kobane fight

Monday, October 20th 2014, 19:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to Kobane to fight Islamic State militants, its foreign minister says.
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VIDEO: Why US man joined Kurdish fighters

Monday, October 20th 2014, 17:22
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the front line in north-east Syria.
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US drops arms to Kurds battling IS

Monday, October 20th 2014, 9:28
related countries: United States United States

US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.
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Memorial service for aid worker

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 16:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

More than 600 people attend a memorial service for David Haines, a British aid worker who was killed by Islamist militants in Syria last month.
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Islamic State 'is training pilots'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi pilots who joined Islamic State are training its members in Syria to fly three captured fighter jets, a UK-based activist group says.
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VIDEO: IS 'nearly driven out of Kobane'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 8:55

The Islamic State (IS) militant group is driven out of most of the northern Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish commander tells the BBC.
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Terror inquiries 'stretching police'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 7:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police are "stretched" dealing with an "exceptionally high" number of investigations into Islamist-related activities, Scotland Yard says.
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Treason considered for UK jihadists

Friday, October 17th 2014, 2:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK jihadists who travel to Iraq or Syria to fight could be tried for treason, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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VIDEO: Jihadist's son returns from Syria

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 22:31

An eight-year-old boy form Kosovo has been reunited with his mother after returning from Syria.
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IS 'nearly driven out of Kobane'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 20:50

The Islamic State militant group has been driven out of most of the northern Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish commander tells the BBC.
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Kosovo 'jihad' boy rescued in Syria

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 11:08

A young boy from Kosovo is reunited with his mother after being freed from his jihadist father in Syria in a secret operation.
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VIDEO: Syria's nine-year-old YouTube storyteller

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 8:57

How a nine-year-old girl in Syria became a satirical hit
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Malaysia in 'Islamic State' arrests

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 10:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian authorities arrest 13 men and women suspected of planning to join Islamic State fighters in Syria in a raid near Kuala Lumpur.
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Islamic State: Syria rebels warn of backlash over US air strikes

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 8:26
related countries: United States United States

Syria rebels warn of backlash over US-led strikes
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US steps up air strikes in Kobane

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 3:54
related countries: United States United States

The US increases air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syrian, the Pentagon says, as President Obama predicts "a long-term" fight.
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Kurds 'regain Kobane hill from IS'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) say they have recaptured a strategically important hilltop west of Kobane on Syria's border with Turkey.
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VIDEO: The UK troops training Kurds in Iraq

Monday, October 13th 2014, 23:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

The foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has been holding talks in Baghdad on efforts to combat Islamic State militants, who control significant parts Iraq and Syria.
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Turkey 'allows Syria rebel training'

Monday, October 13th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey agrees to allow the training of moderate Syrian rebels on its soil, the US says, as part of efforts to combat Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Fighting IS: 'No time for sleep'

Monday, October 13th 2014, 12:24

A fighter with the Free Syrian Army battling Islamic State militants in Kobane, in Syria has spoken to the BBC about life on the front line.
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'Hero' Alan Henning remembered

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 20:12

Hundreds gather at a memorial service in Manchester to pay tribute to murdered British hostage Alan Henning, described as "a local, national and world hero".
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Kobane situation 'dangerous' - US

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 1:32
related countries: United States United States

The situation in Kobane, the northern Syrian town under attack from IS militants, remains "dangerous," says US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.
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Syria Kobane toll 'passes 500'

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 20:20
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 553 people are reported killed in the battle for Kobane, the Kurdish town on Syria's border with Turkey under Islamic State attack.
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IS battles to encircle Syrian Kurds

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 17:16

The Kurdish defenders of the Syrian border town of Kobane hold back advancing Islamic State fighters, with the US supplying air support.
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VIDEO: IS 'push back forcefully' in Kobane

Friday, October 10th 2014, 18:18

Quentin Sommerville reports Islamic State militants are "pushing back forcefully" and with "renewed vigour" in the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobane.
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Hundreds trapped in Kobane, warns UN

Friday, October 10th 2014, 16:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The UN special envoy to Syria says up to 700 people, mainly elderly, remain trapped in the Syrian border town of Kobane, besieged by IS militants.
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Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance'

Friday, October 10th 2014, 7:26
related countries: United States United States

US-led air strikes on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane seem to have stalled an IS advance, as reports say the militants have lost ground.
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First Syria refugees in Uruguay

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 18:40
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguay receives the fist Syrian refugees and promises to cover the cost of a two-year resettlement programme.
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VIDEO: Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance'

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 17:49
related countries: United States United States

Quentin Somerville reports that US-led air strikes on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane seem to have stalled an IS advance, as Kurdish sources say the militants have lost ground.
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VIDEO: 'My son has been brainwashed'

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 14:36
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian man whose adopted son travelled to Syria to join Islamic State gives an insight into life with the militants.
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