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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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Syria: news

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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Turkey action in Syria 'unrealistic'

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 14:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Expectations that Turkey will lead a ground operation against Islamic State in Syria on its own are "not realistic", its foreign minister says.
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Air strikes 'will not save Kobane'

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 7:05
related countries: United States United States

Air strikes alone will not stop Islamic State fighters seizing the key Syrian town of Kobane, the US and UK warn as fighting continues.
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Intense fight for Syrian border town

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 16:56

Kurdish fighters engage in fierce gun battles with Islamic State in the key Syrian border town of Kobane, amid US-led coalition air strikes.
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Nineteen dead in Turkey protests

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 16:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 19 people die as Kurdish protesters vent their fury at Turkey's lack of military support for a Syrian border town being attacked by IS.
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Syria declares new chemical sites

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 9:47

The UN Security Council says Syria has revealed for the first time the existence of four more chemical weapons research and production facilities.
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Air strikes help Syria town curb IS

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 4:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

The US-led coalition carries out its most sustained air attacks so far on the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane, helping to curb Islamic State.
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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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