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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

IS 'closes in' on Syria's Palmyra

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 17:32

Islamic State fighters seize part of the Syrian town next to the ancient city of Palmyra as pro-government forces evacuate local residents.
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Canada detains 'IS-bound' youths

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 5:11
related countries: Canada Canada, Iraq Iraq

Ten youths have been arrested by Canadian police on suspicion of planning to travel to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State.
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Syria rebels 'seize key Idlib base'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 22:50
related places: Idlib

Rebels fighting Syria's government seize the last major army base in north-western Idlib province, an activist group says.
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VIDEO: Clooney: Syria 'incredibly complex'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 6:10

George Clooney has told the BBC that he intends to do more to help the people of Syria - but without being formally involved in politics.
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IS 'withdraws' from Syria's Palmyra

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 17:10

Islamic State militants have been pushed back from the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, officials and a monitoring group say.
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US special forces in Syria raid

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 20:38
related countries: United States United States

US special forces have killed an Islamic State commander with a key role in oil and gas operations in a rare raid in eastern Syria, the Pentagon says.
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Heavy fighting at ancient Syria site

Friday, May 15th 2015, 14:52

Syrian government forces try to drive back Islamic State militants from the ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East.
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IS advances on ancient Syrian site

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 21:00

Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East, is reported to be under threat from advancing Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Is Syria's war edging towards an outcome?

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 23:05

Why break-up of Syria could hold the key to ending the war
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VIDEO: Rescued Syria migrant's journey to Germany

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 22:15
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

As the British government says it will opt out of European plans for a quota system for migrants, Damian Grammaticas meets one Syrian who has reached Germany.
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Turkey PM in unapproved Syria visit

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu crosses into Syria on an unauthorised visit to see the tomb of the grandfather of the Ottoman empire's founder.
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US begins training Syrian rebels

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 22:45
related countries: United States United States

The US military is training a small group of Syrian rebels in an effort to build a force confronting Islamic State, the Pentagon says.
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Hezbollah to target al-Nusra Front

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 23:59
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says his Lebanon-based Shia group will attack Sunni al-Nusra Front militants along the border with Syria.
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UN envoy begins fresh Syria talks

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 18:30
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Geneva

The UN begins consultations with Syrian government and opposition officials as it seeks to find enough common ground to restart peace talks.
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'Unthinkable atrocities' in Aleppo

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 12:08
related places: Aleppo

Civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are suffering unthinkable atrocities, with war crimes committed on a daily basis, Amnesty International says.
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Suicide blast rocks central Damascus

Monday, May 4th 2015, 15:28
related places: Damascus

A suicide bomber blows himself up in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, in an attack apparently aimed at the army's logistics division.
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US-led Syria strikes 'kill civilians'

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 21:47
related countries: United States United States

Air strikes by the US-led coalition targeting Islamic State militants have killed amore than 50 villagers in northern Syria, activist say.
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Friday, May 1st 2015, 21:42
related places: Damascus

A popular narrow-gauge train service is relaunched in Damascus - in a reminder of better days in the war-torn Syrian capital.
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IS arms dump 'blown up' in Syria

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 15:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An arms dump explodes in Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria, killing 25 Islamic State (IS) militants, according to a UK-based activist group.
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Syrian dissident flees to Spain

Monday, April 27th 2015, 14:40
related countries: Spain Spain

Prominent Syrian dissident Louay Hussein evades a travel ban and flees to Spain before the end of his trial for "weakening national sentiment".
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Israel 'kills militants' in Golan

Monday, April 27th 2015, 9:48
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli air strike has killed four militants armed with a bomb along the Israeli-Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military says.
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VIDEO: Rebels 'all but taken over' Idlib

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 21:50
related places: Idlib

Reports in Syria say that rebels linked to al-Qaeda are almost completely in control of the last big government-held city in the northern province of Idlib.
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Syria Islamists take northern town

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 14:31

Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.
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Getting aid to a war zone in a swarm of drones

Friday, April 24th 2015, 23:05

The plan to get aid to Syria in a swarm of drones
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Deadly IS-rebel clashes in Syria

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 15:38
related places: Damascus

More than 40 people are reported to have been killed in clashes between Syrian Islamist rebels and Islamic State militants north of Damascus.
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VIDEO: Missing family 'bound for Syria'

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 18:10

A family of six who have been reported missing may be travelling to a part of Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, police have said.
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Police appeal to 'Syria-bound' family

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 18:06

A family of six who have been reported missing could already be in Syria, police say, as they call on the parents to get in touch.
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Six released in Syria 'terror' probe

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 18:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Six people arrested by UK police over alleged terror offences after a group was stopped at the Turkey-Syria border are released without charge.
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Syria conflict: Fighting for a future for Yarmouk

Friday, April 17th 2015, 18:28

Is there a future for Syria's devastated Yarmouk camp?
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Syria attack video moves UN to tears

Friday, April 17th 2015, 15:53

A video showing desperate attempts by doctors to save three children after an apparent chlorine gas attack in Syria moves UN Security Council members to tears.
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Man 'planned to kill US soldiers'

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 20:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

An Ohio man who travelled to Syria to fight with al Nusrah Front has been charged over alleged plans to carry out a terror attack in the US.
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IS 'pushed back' in Yarmouk clashes

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 14:22
related places: Damascus

Palestinian groups have advanced in clashes with Islamic State militants in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Palestinian officials say.
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'Syria-bound' Waheed Ahmed to return

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 20:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of nine Britons held in Turkey on suspicion of trying to enter Syria illegally is expected to return to the UK after being deported.
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PLO rejects Syrian action in Yarmouk

Friday, April 10th 2015, 12:14
related places: Damascus

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) rules out asking the Syrian government to launch military action in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.
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Palestinians 'agree Yarmouk action'

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 17:06

Some Palestinian factions in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp agree to Syrian government action to combat IS militants, Palestinian officials say.
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Canada logs first Syrian air strikes

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 23:12
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canada carries out its first air strikes in Syria, as part of the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.
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'Huge suffering' in Yarmouk camp

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 19:49
related places: Damascus

Food and water shortages, combined with indiscriminate bombardment, are creating a "disastrous situation" in Damascus's Yarmouk refugee camp, a resident says.
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IS bomb attacks target Syria rebels

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 16:44

At least 32 people were killed in two overnight car bomb attacks on rebels in northern Syria by Islamic State (IS), a monitoring group says.
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Syria crisis: A brush with the brutal world of child refugees

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 23:26

BBC reporter finds little mercy for sick Syrian child refugee
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'Syrian former imam' found shot dead

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 23:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man understood to be a Syrian-born former imam of a London mosque is found dead with bullet wounds in his car.
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VIDEO: 'Snipers everywhere' in Yarmouk camp

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 16:10
related places: Damascus

BBC Arabic's Assaf Abboud visits the centre of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria and finds its battered streets deserted and silent.
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UN demands access to Damascus camp

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 14:40
related places: Damascus

The UN demands humanitarian access to "desperate" Palestinian refugees in the Yarmouk camp in Damascus, amid an assault by Islamic State fighters.
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VIDEO: Fear and terror in Damascus camp

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 11:52
related places: Damascus

The United Nations Security Council has demanded urgent humanitarian access to the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.
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Kidnapped Kurds freed in Syria

Monday, April 6th 2015, 20:03

Islamist rebel fighters are believed to have released some 300 Kurdish men taken captive earlier on Monday in northwest Syria.
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VIDEO: IS video claims Yarmouk capture

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 22:20

Islamic State militants say they have taken almost total control of Yarmouk in Syria, the Palestinian refugee camp that has been under siege for almost two years.
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Palestinians flee Damascus camp

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 14:14
related places: Damascus

Families flee intense fighting in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus, say officials.
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Pope urges peace in Easter message

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 10:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Pope Francis calls for peace "above all" in Syria and Iraq during his Easter Sunday message to the faithful in a rain-drenched St Peter's Square.
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VIDEO: IS take refugee camp in Syria

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 6:11

Islamic State fighters appear to have taken almost total control of the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in the Syrian capital.
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Six arrested over terror offences

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 20:06

Five men and one woman have been arrested in Dover on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police says.
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Home searched after Turkey arrests

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 15:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Police have been searching the family home of one of nine Britons who allegedly tried to cross illegally from Turkey into Syria.
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Tunisia plans Syria security ties

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 15:24
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia says it plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with Syria in order to track its citizens who have gone to fight alongside Islamist militants.
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IS militants 'enter Damascus camp'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 20:51
related places: Damascus

Islamic State militants enter the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in the Syrian capital, seizing control of large areas, reports say.
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Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 19:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.
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Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 1:26

Could you make the right choices if escaping the war?
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IS militants 'kill' Syria villagers

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 12:28

Islamic State militants kill at least 30 people, including women and children, in a government-held village in central Syria, activists say.
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Cash pledged at Syria aid conference

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 12:06
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, United States United States

A UN donors' conference set up to raise billions of dollars for Syria opens in Kuwait with the host country, the EU and US among those pledging aid.
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VIDEO: Syrian conflict: A mother's story

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 5:37
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The BBC's Lina Sinjab spent the day with Um Bassam, a Syrian Palestinian mother of five who fled Syria for Lebanon.
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VIDEO: Islamist rebels in Syria 'capture Idlib'

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 1:55
related places: Idlib

Rebel fighters in Syria are reported to have captured most of the northern city of Idlib, as Alan Johnston reports
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Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib'

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 19:37
related places: Idlib

Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say.
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Banned girls from Syria trio's school

Friday, March 27th 2015, 21:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Four girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed.
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MPs warn on growth of UK jihadists

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 15:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Not enough is being done to prevent people leaving the UK to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a group of MPs warns.
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