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Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 14:31
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Moscow accuses the West of sending aid to the Syrian city to cover up evidence of crimes.
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Driven out

Friday, October 20th 2017, 23:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Maps and graphics telling the story of the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.
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Inside Raqqa after IS pushed out

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 3:19

The BBC's Feras Kilani was with Syrian Democratic Forces as they took control of the centre of Raqqa, Syria.
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Raqqa: IS 'capital' falls to US-backed Syrian forces

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 16:20
related countries: United States United States

A US-backed alliance says three years of jihadist rule in the northern Syrian city are over.
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Syria war: 'Final assault' launched to recapture Raqqa

Sunday, October 15th 2017, 13:37

The Syrian Democratic Forces says it will not stop "until the whole city is clean" of IS militants.
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Syrian working on prison torture film stabbed in Istanbul

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 13:52

Muhammad Bayazid is in intensive care in hospital after being attacked on Tuesday evening.
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Top European human rights official Pedro Agramunt quits amid scandal

Friday, October 6th 2017, 18:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Council of Europe president Pedro Agramunt was criticised for visiting Syria with Russian MPs.
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Iranian football referee under fire as Syrians celebrate

Friday, October 6th 2017, 12:30
related countries: Iran Iran

Syria's football team kept their World Cup dream alive thanks to a controversial 85th-minute penalty
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Russian soldiers face ban on selfies and blog posts

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 15:41
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The security crackdown follows revealing posts from soldiers in Ukraine and Syria.
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Syria war: Suicide bombers target Damascus police station

Monday, October 2nd 2017, 16:18
related places: Damascus

Two men blew themselves up at a police station in Syria's capital, killing officers and civilians.
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Syria's war has deadliest month this year - monitor group

Sunday, October 1st 2017, 13:59

The Syrian Observatory says almost a thousand civilians died in September, including 207 children.
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IS's ruined capital

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 21:05

On the ground, inside the battle-scarred Syrian city of Raqqa - Islamic State's ruined 'capital'.
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US-led strikes killed 84 civilians in Syria - HRW

Monday, September 25th 2017, 15:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

Human Rights Watch found dozens of children died when aircraft bombed two IS-held towns in March.
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The Syrian girl who sings through war

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 23:53
related places: Aleppo

Sana has a beautiful voice, and it helps her forget about the war raging where she lives in Aleppo.
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Syria war 'ignored by United Nations'

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 21:29

A cinematographer for an Oscar-winning film about Syria says the topic was overlooked at the UN.
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Syrian activist and journalist daughter 'murdered' in Istanbul

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 21:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

The two women were friends of US aid worker Kayla Mueller, who died in IS captivity in Syria.
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Islamic State 'execution' stopped by RAF drone in Syria

Wednesday, September 20th 2017, 11:28

This is the moment an RAF drone stopped a public killing staged by so-called Islamic State in Syria.
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Iraqi forces 'attack last IS bastion on Syria border'

Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 10:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Soldiers, police and tribesmen are moving on Ana, one of three IS-held towns in the western desert.
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Flying into eastern Syria with the Russian Army

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 5:56
related countries: Russia Russia

The BBC entered the city of Deir al-Zour after so-called Islamic State militants were driven out.
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A guided tour around Syria with the Russian army

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 22:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's military intervention in Syria has been crucial in keeping President Assad in power.
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'Israeli jets hit Syria's Masyaf chemical site' - reports

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 11:33
related countries: Israel Israel

Syria's army says rockets struck a base, amid reports that a suspected chemical site was targeted.
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Syria government behind Sarin attack - UN investigators

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 15:14

Human rights investigators conclude that the Syrian Air Force bombed Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April.
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Left out

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 20:21

Women were told they could not enter the stadium, while Syrian women were let in
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'My wife took my children and joined Islamic State'

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 0:42

Artur's wife took their daughters to Syria and joined IS. This is how he got his children back.
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Escape from IS

Monday, September 4th 2017, 23:07

Artur explains what happened after his wife took their children to IS-held territory in Syria.
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IS conflict: Syrian army closes in on Deir al-Zour

Monday, September 4th 2017, 19:51

A government enclave in the eastern city has been surrounded by Islamic State militants since 2014.
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Emotional moment Syrian family reunited after two years apart

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 23:18

Saif, 12, lost his leg in a bomb attack. This is the moment he saw his father for the first time in two years.
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From Syrian refugee to $3m businessman

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 9:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Aleppo

Meet the Syrian refugee who fled Aleppo and set up a $3m dollar shoe factory in Turkey.
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IS convoy stranded in Syria desert after US bombing

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 14:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US-led coalition vows not to allow IS fighters and their families to reach Iraq, and bombs their path.
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Joy for Syrian refugee family as daughter graduates

Friday, September 1st 2017, 23:18
related countries: Canada Canada

Good news for a Syrian refugee family as their daughter graduates in Canada.
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Exhibition captures Syrian exodus

Friday, September 1st 2017, 23:12

Award-winning photojournalist Sergey Ponomarev has documented the crisis unleashed by Syria's civil war.
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Casualties from cluster munitions doubled in 2016

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 13:02

Most of the casualties and deaths from the aerial weapon were in Syria, a disarmament group says.
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The animals rescued from war zones

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 1:40

Vet Amir Khalil goes into conflict areas to save the zoo animals left behind.
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US-led strikes in Syria block IS militants evacuated from Lebanon

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 16:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

The attacks aim to prevent buses carrying hundreds of militants reaching a town on the Iraqi border.
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Iran building missile factories in Syria and Lebanon - Netanyahu

Monday, August 28th 2017, 17:33
related countries: Iran Iran, Lebanon Lebanon

PM Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Tehran of turning Syria into a "base of military entrenchment".
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Syria-Lebanon border battle against IS paused as body parts found

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 21:43
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The remains of eight people believed to be soldiers kidnapped by IS in 2014 are found, the army says.
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Bent on victory

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 23:30

The commanders of Syria's army in the east made their names by crushing rebels with brutal efficiency.
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Syria war: 'Dozens of civilians killed' in Raqqa air strikes

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 13:32
related countries: United States United States

Activists say 19 children were among those who died when US-led planes bombed the Syrian city.
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IS conflict: Iraq army makes advances on Tal Afar

Monday, August 21st 2017, 14:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

The northern city was once a strategic IS supply route between Mosul and the Syrian border.
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Syria war: Rocket 'hits Damascus trade fair'

Sunday, August 20th 2017, 14:23
related places: Damascus

The event is being held for the first time in five years. with reports speaking of five deaths.
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Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany

Friday, August 11th 2017, 12:09
related countries: Germany Germany

The men were held responsible for the drowning of 13 migrants in the Mediterranean in 2015.
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Carla Del Ponte: War crimes expert quits UN Syria inquiry

Sunday, August 6th 2017, 19:08

The UN probe on abuses has no political backing, former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte says
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Lebanon border jihadists withdraw to Syria

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 12:14
related places: Idlib

A Hezbollah offensive forces thousands including fighters and their families to relocate to Idlib.
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Briton held in Turkey terror raid

Friday, July 28th 2017, 22:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Former soldier is detained over his time with Kurdish militia in Syria, the BBC learns.
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Sven Lau: German preacher jailed on Syria charges

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 13:39
related countries: Germany Germany

The Islamist preacher was found guilty of aiding the Jamwa group of foreign fighters in Syria.
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Hezbollah-Syrian offensive launched against border militants

Friday, July 21st 2017, 11:25
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah and Syrian forces launch "open-ended" operation against militant groups on Lebanon border.
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Sailing by

Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 23:45

Russian warships sailing from the Black Sea to Syria pass through the centre of one of Europe's biggest cities - where amateur ship spotters watch their every move.
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Baby Justin Trudeau meets Canada's prime minister

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 8:26
related countries: Canada Canada

The son of Syrian refugees was named after the politician as a thank you to their adopted country.
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The children drawing Syrian war memories

Friday, July 14th 2017, 4:36
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Art therapy classes are being offered to children in Lebanon who have fled the Syrian civil war.
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The Greek island where Syrian refugees are welcome

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 21:47
related countries: Greece Greece

The 800-strong community on Tilos have made 50 refugees feel at home.
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US sanctions against Russia over Ukraine and Syria to remain

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 19:04
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

President Trump tweets that it would be premature to consider any relaxation.
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G20: Trump and Putin hold first face-to-face talks

Friday, July 7th 2017, 18:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US and Russian leaders say they want to repair ties during a tense G20 summit in Hamburg.
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Raqqa: IS 'capital' wall breached by US-backed Syrian forces

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 10:49
related countries: United States United States

Parts of the Old City wall are destroyed in air strikes amid fierce clashes in the IS "capital".
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Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon destroyed by fire

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 20:36
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

At least one person has died in a huge blaze at a camp housing 100 families in the Bekaa Valley.
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Syria conflict: Damascus bomber strikes after car chase

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 19:02
related places: Damascus

Police were chasing three suspected suicide attackers - one blew himself up after being surrounded.
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Syria war: US-backed forces 'surround IS in Raqqa'

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 17:22
related countries: United States United States

The alliance says it has sealed off the last escape route from IS's self-proclaimed capital in Syria.
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War against IS: Have RAF air strikes killed civilians?

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 11:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

RAF crews have been talking to the BBC's Jonathan Beale about the challenges they face in avoiding civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria.
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Syria chemical attack may be being prepared, US warns

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 15:00
related countries: United States United States

Syria is planning another chemical attack, the US says, warning it would pay a "heavy price".
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Retired UK ambulances saving lives in Syria

Monday, June 26th 2017, 6:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Volunteers from the 'Unity Convoy' have delivered 100 ambulances to the devastated country.
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How Syrian refugees battle against cancer

Sunday, June 25th 2017, 23:26

Ammash, 4, has leukaemia and the funds for his treatment are running out.
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Russian warships launch missiles at IS targets in Syria

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 15:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

Missiles are fired from the Mediterranean at Islamic State group targets in Syria.
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Syria crisis: Inside Islamic State's 'capital' Raqqa

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 21:01

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the front line of the fight against IS in Syria.
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'They slaughtered us'

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 21:01

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse is one of the first reporters to reach the de-facto IS capital Raqqa.
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Ramadan in rubble

Monday, June 19th 2017, 12:22

Images of Syrian residents of Douma breaking fast surrounded by destroyed buildings are being shared online.
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US coalition downs first Syria government jet

Monday, June 19th 2017, 10:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Damascus

The Pentagon says the fighter-bomber was attacking US-backed troops in Raqqa province.
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Man arrested at Sydney Airport 'heading for Syria'

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 3:42

Police say the arrest of a 22-year-old man at Sydney Airport was part of an ongoing investigation.
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Raqqa battle: 'Staggering' civilian toll in strikes on IS

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 12:14
related countries: United States United States

The battle for Raqqa must not happen at the expense of civilians, UN experts say.
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Singapore detains 'Syria-bound radicalised woman'

Monday, June 12th 2017, 15:02
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The child care worker planned to marry a fighter from so-called Islamic State, the government says.
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The Syrian barber of Bute

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 23:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why this Syrian refugee has set up shop on a remote Scottish island.
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Raqqa: US-backed forces advance in IS 'capital'

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 14:59
related countries: United States United States

The Syrian Democratic Forces say they are now fighting the militants on a second front inside Raqqa.
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Syrian pro-government drone shot down by US military

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 19:45
related countries: United States United States

The US says it has repelled the first pro-Syrian government attack on US-led coalition forces.
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Raqqa: Syrian Kurdish-led forces launch offensive on IS 'capital'

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 10:55

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters are advancing from the north, east and west of the IS "capital".
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