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The family reunited after being split by Syria conflict

Friday, December 16th 2016, 13:01
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Tomos Morgan met a family in Beirut who were divided during the conflict in Syria.
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Aleppo Syria battle: Evacuation of rebel-held east

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 22:44
related places: Aleppo

Thousands of people are evacuated from a besieged rebel-held enclave in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Aleppo fighting: Orphans in video plea to leave city

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 11:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) releases a video it says is of a group of orphans trapped by the shelling in Aleppo.
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Aleppo battle: Hopes rise for evacuation of rebel-held areas

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 10:41
related places: Aleppo

Hopes rise that the evacuation of rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo will begin soon.
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Aleppo filmmaker: 'This could be my last message'

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 1:12
related places: Aleppo

Milad al-Shehabi is a filmmaker living in the besieged rebel-held district of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Footage shows Aleppo under bombardment

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 18:38
related places: Aleppo

A deal to evacuate rebel fighters and civilians from eastern Aleppo has stalled, with heavy shelling reported in the Syrian city.
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Aleppo battle: Raids on Syria city 'likely a war crime' UN says

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 17:49
related places: Aleppo

The bombing of the last parts of Aleppo held by rebels is probably a war crime, the UN says.
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Aleppo battle: Rebel evacuation delayed

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 9:48
related places: Aleppo

The planned evacuation of rebel fighters and civilians from Aleppo is delayed by new government demands.
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Aleppo battle ends as Syria rebel deal reached

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 22:14
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Russia says fighting ends in eastern Aleppo, as Syrian rebels agree to leave in the coming hours.
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Aleppo battle: UN says civilians shot on the spot

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 16:57
related places: Aleppo

Syrian pro-government forces are entering homes in eastern Aleppo and killing civilians, the UN says.
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Paris attacks planners 'killed in Syria'

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 15:47
related countries: France France, United States United States

Two men who planned the November 2015 Paris attacks are killed in an air strike in Syria, the US says.
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Aleppo battle: Calls to spare lives as fighting nears end

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 8:09
related places: Aleppo

The UN and Red Cross appeal for civilians to be protected, as fighting in Syria's Aleppo nears its end.
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Aleppo battle: Rebels on brink amid rapid losses

Monday, December 12th 2016, 22:22
related places: Aleppo

Syria's army makes major gains in south Aleppo, leaving rebels with only a small pocket in the city.
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Palmyra: 'Chemical gas attack' hits IS-held Syrian area

Monday, December 12th 2016, 19:50

Dozens are reported killed in air strikes and a suspected gas attack in IS territory in Syria.
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Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 22:41
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

The Islamic State group retakes the Syrian city of Palmyra, despite a fierce Russian air assault.
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Islamic State fighters re-enter ancient Palmyra in Syria

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 23:35

Islamic State group fighters re-enter Palmyra, nine months after losing the ancient Syrian city.
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Syria conflict: US urges 'grace' as Aleppo's fall nears

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 16:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

The US calls on Syria and Russia to "show a little grace" in Aleppo as they close in on the rebels.
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Syria conflict: US to send troops to help seize Raqqa from IS

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 11:13
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is sending 200 troops to help Syrian rebels recapture the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
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Syria Aleppo: UN envoy urges political solution to war

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 2:27
related places: Aleppo

A UN envoy warns Syria's war is not confined to Aleppo and urges a political solution.
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Homage to Aleppo

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 1:10
related places: Aleppo

Throughout the long battle for Aleppo, as Syria's most ancient city has been blasted into ruins around him, one man has worked continuously to preserve an image of the city as it once was.
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Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting'

Friday, December 9th 2016, 0:46
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.
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Aleppo battle: ‘Forgotten’ civilians moved from Syria frontline

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 14:11
related places: Aleppo

The Red Cross evacuates 148 disabled and injured civilians from the frontline in Aleppo.
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Aleppo battle: Assad says victory in city would be 'huge step'

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 1:29
related places: Aleppo

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says a victory in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending the war.
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Aleppo battle: Syria rebels call for truce to evacuate civilians

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 21:59
related places: Aleppo

Syrian rebels call for truce to allow civilian evacuations after withdrawing from Aleppo's old city.
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Syria rebels 'withdraw from Old City' of Aleppo

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 16:56
related places: Aleppo

Syrian rebels have left the last areas they held in Aleppo's old city, while calling for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians
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Aleppo battle: Syrian army presses advance against rebels

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 0:52
related places: Aleppo

Syrian troops press their advance on rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo after new gains.
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Canada's Justin Trudeau has tearful reunion with Syrian refugee

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 19:31
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wiped away tears at a reunion with a Syrian refugee who he welcomed at Toronto Pearson International airport last year.
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Aleppo battle: Syria forces 'seize more rebel-held areas'

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 17:19
related places: Aleppo

Syrian troops make fresh advances in Aleppo and now control 70% of rebel-held areas, reports say.
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Syria: Celebrations as families return to homes in Aleppo

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 7:15
related places: Aleppo

Families loyal to Syrian President Assad celebrate as they return to Aleppo after the government retakes territory.
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Aleppo battle: Russia and China veto UN truce resolution

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:45
related countries: China China, Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Russia and China veto a draft UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo.
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Precious objects

Monday, December 5th 2016, 3:27

People who have fled the war in Syria tell us what objects they carried with them when they left their homes.
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Aleppo siege: Syria rebels lose 50% of territory

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 18:59
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government troops control 50% of territory in east Aleppo, a military spokesman tells the BBC.
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Syria conflict: US coalition admits killing civilians in Manbij

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 20:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manbij

The US-led coalition has admitted to killing 54 civilians in air strikes on Syria in recent months.
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Syria war: Aleppo risks becoming giant graveyard - UN

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 18:55
related places: Aleppo

A UN envoy warns Aleppo could become "one giant graveyard" as Syrian state forces advance on rebels.
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'Rebel-held Aleppo is a disaster area'

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 16:32
related places: Aleppo

A women living in rebel-held Aleppo tells BBC Arabic what it has been like since Syrian troops stepped up their offensive to take control of the city.
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Syria conflict: 'Israeli jets' strike outside Damascus

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 11:02
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Damascus

Israeli jets fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace that struck near Damascus, Syrian state media say.
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Islamic State conflict: Turkey says two soldiers missing in Syria

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 21:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish military officials say they have lost contact with two of their soldiers in northern Syria.
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Syria conflict: US admits mistakes led to strike on state forces

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 17:14
related countries: United States United States

The US admits mistakes led to a deadly coalition strike on Syrian forces intended to target IS.
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Aleppo battle: UN alarm as 16,000 civilians flee government advance

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 16:43
related places: Aleppo

Some 16,000 civilians have fled the Syrian government's advance into rebel-held Aleppo, the UN says.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo defeat 'not the end for rebels'

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 1:23
related places: Aleppo

The fall of rebel-held eastern Aleppo would not mean the end of the Syrian uprising, the opposition says.
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Syria conflict: Rebels lose third of east Aleppo territory

Monday, November 28th 2016, 18:09
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces capture more than a third of rebel-held territory in eastern Aleppo.
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Syria war: Thousands uprooted from rebel-held east Aleppo

Monday, November 28th 2016, 7:24
related places: Aleppo

Thousands of civilians flee rebel-held eastern Aleppo, as the Syrian army continues its offensive.
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Syria war: Army makes rapid gains in rebel-held east Aleppo

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 22:31
related places: Aleppo

Syria's army is making rapid advances into eastern Aleppo, forcing thousands of civilians to flee.
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Aleppo civilians into Syrian government-controlled areas

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 12:19
related places: Aleppo

Syrian civilians flee into government-controlled areas of Aleppo as troops make gains against rebels.
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Syria government forces retake largest Aleppo rebel district

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 10:35
related places: Aleppo

Syrian forces retake the largest rebel-held district in eastern Aleppo, with civilians fleeing the offensive.
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IS conflict: US soldier killed in Syria blast

Friday, November 25th 2016, 11:19
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier is killed in the fight against IS in Syria, officials say, the first such casualty.
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'Error of judgement'

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 14:15

The White Helmets face a backlash after video emerges of volunteers staging a Mannequin Challenge in Syria.
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IS conflict: Turkish soldiers killed in Syria attack

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 11:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Three Turkish soldiers are killed in an attack in Syria that Turkey says was a Syrian government air strike.
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Syria war: Assad officials offer Aleppo rebels football match

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 15:25
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian government drops leaflets inviting rebels in Aleppo to a "friendly" football match.
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Syria war: UN resumes aid to Syrians on Jordan border

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 21:55
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The UN resumes aid to some 85,000 Syrian refugees on Jordan's border - the first deliveries since August.
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Syrian conflict: Surgeon says life in Aleppo 'like a holocaust'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 15:27
related places: Aleppo

A surgeon has told the BBC's World Have Your Say about the destruction of many hospitals in Aleppo, and described life in the besieged city as "like a holocaust".
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Turkey seeks arrest of Syrian Kurdish political leader

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 14:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Turkey issues an arrest warrant for a Syrian Kurdish leader over a deadly bombing in Ankara.
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Refugee cafe

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 0:57
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Oberhausen

The BBC visits Oberhausen in Germany and finds how earlier migrants are helping new arrivals from Syria.
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Arming the enemy

Monday, November 21st 2016, 22:36

Weapons for Western-backed rebels in Syria are ending up in the hands of IS, reports Gordon Corera.
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On the weapons trail: How does IS arm itself?

Monday, November 21st 2016, 22:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Weapons meant for Western-backed rebels in Syria are ending up in the hands of so-called Islamic State in neighbouring Iraq - but how are they getting there?
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Syria conflict: Almost one million living under siege - UN

Monday, November 21st 2016, 21:53

The number of people living under siege in Syria doubles this year to almost a million, the UN says.
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Syria war: Aleppo self-rule plan rejected by government

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 16:24
related places: Aleppo

A UN self-rule plan to end heavy fighting in the city of Aleppo is rejected by the Syrian government.
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Using dance therapy to treat Syrian child refugees

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 14:35

Some Syrians in Istanbul are being treated for what they have been though in a unique way.
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Syria conflict: Moment of blast at rebel Aleppo hospital

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 4:49
related places: Aleppo

Dramatic pictures show the moment a hospital in rebel-held east Aleppo in Syria was hit by a bomb.
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'A way out'

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former professional goalkeeper Fahd Saleh is building a new life in England after fleeing Syria and the threat of torture.
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Bombing of Aleppo 'most intense ever'

Friday, November 18th 2016, 16:20
related places: Aleppo

Rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo are heavily bombed as the UN warns of a bleak winter.
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Syria conflict: Strikes on rebel-held Aleppo 'kill 25'

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 16:40
related places: Aleppo

At least 25 people are killed in the latest bombardment of rebel-held Aleppo, Syrian activists say.
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Minnesota court jails leader of Islamic State plot for 35 years

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 0:19

A Minnesota man who plotted to fight in Syria for the so-called Islamic State is jailed for 35 years.
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Syria conflict: Children's hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 22:01
related places: Aleppo

A children's hospital is reportedly hit as the Syrian government bombards rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
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Aleppo: Mother films bombing from rooftop

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 15:31

Fatemah Alabed is an English teacher living in East Aleppo - she has three children. She filmed the scene as Syrian jets resumed their bombing of the city.
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Syria conflict: Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 12:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Manbij

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia is to pull its forces from the town of Manbij, as demanded by Turkey.
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Syria conflict: Air strikes resume on rebel-held Aleppo

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 19:38
related places: Aleppo

Aircraft bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo for the first time in three weeks, Syrian activists say.
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Syrian rebel in Austria on 20 civil war murder charges

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 18:08
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria charges a Syrian rebel accused of executing Syrian government soldiers with 20 murders.
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Syria conflict: Food rations run out in rebel-held Aleppo

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 14:51
related places: Aleppo

The last food rations are being distributed in besieged rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo, the UN says.
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Syria conflict: Coalition strike 'kills 20 civilians near Raqqa'

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

A US-led coalition strike kills 20 civilians in a village north of IS-held Raqqa - Syrian activists.
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