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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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French police arrest terror suspects

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 11:35
related countries: France France
related places: Lyon, Paris

Terror raids in Paris and Lyon lead to the arrest of eight men suspected of recruiting fighters for Islamist militants in Syria.
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Fake 'femmes fatales' aid Syria hack

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 12:38

Fake "femme fatales" have been used to steal battle plans and other data from Syrian opposition groups, a report suggests.
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Damascus bus bomb blast kills four

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 14:29
related places: Damascus

A bomb explodes on a bus in Syria's capital Damascus, killing at least four people and injuring dozens more, activists and media reports say.
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VIDEO: Awaiting return to war-torn Kobane

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:11

Days after Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants from Kobane in northern Syria, people who fled the town are now waiting to return.
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VIDEO: Syrian children photograph lives

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 0:30
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian children have contributed to an exhibition about their lives in refugee camps in Lebanon.
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Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:46

Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.
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Assad rejects talks with 'puppets'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 13:25
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad dismisses the country's Western-backed opposition as "puppets", as a new round of peace talks begins in Moscow.
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Lebanon soldiers die in border clash

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 23:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Five Lebanese government soldiers are killed in clashes with militants near the Syrian border, the Lebanese army says.
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Syria air strike 'kills dozens'

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 16:57
related places: Damascus

More than 30 people are killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes near the capital Damascus, activists say.
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Kerry hails anti-IS coalition effort

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq have halted or reversed the momentum of Islamic State militants, the top US diplomat says at talks in London.
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VIDEO: Brown's plea to help Syrian refugees

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN envoy and former prime minister Gordon Brown has said he wants to provide Syrian refugees in Lebanon with hope and is calling on the international community to help
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Dozens killed in Syria air strike

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 19:04

Dozens of people are killed in a suspected Syrian government air strike on a village held by Islamic State in eastern Syria, activists say.
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Jihadist admits terror offences

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 17:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British jihadist who faked his death in an attempt to return from Syria to the UK undetected admits four terrorism offences.
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'Israeli strike' killed Iran general

Monday, January 19th 2015, 13:08
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards confirm that a general was killed in a suspected Israeli air strike in the Syrian Golan Heights.
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VIDEO: 'My son was a jihadi. Now he's home'

Monday, January 19th 2015, 7:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A woman whose son came back to Britain after fighting in Syria says returning fighters need more support.
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'Israel strike' kills Hezbollah men

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 22:31
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

An Israeli air strike kills six members of Hezbollah in Syrian sector of Golan Heights, the Lebanese militant movement says.
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Syrian army 'plane crash' kills 35

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 17:25
related places: Idlib

At least 35 Syrian soldiers die when their plane crashes in Idlib province, with authorities blaming bad weather and rebels claiming to have shot it down.
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IS 'executes 15 people in Syria'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Islamic State militants are reported to have publicly killed 15 people over the past 24 hours in Syria and pushed two men to their deaths in Iraq.
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US troops to train Syria rebels

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:38
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is to send 400 troops and hundreds of support staff to train moderate rebels against Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
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Italian aid worker hostages freed

Friday, January 16th 2015, 5:28
related countries: Italy Italy

Two young Italian aid workers who had been taken hostage in northern Syria last year arrive safely home following their release.
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IS 'beheads guerrilla' in east Syria

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 17:05

Islamic State (IS) is reported to have beheaded a man accused of setting up a guerrilla cell in eastern Syria that attacked its fighters.
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VIDEO: Life on board USS Carl Vinson

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 0:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

USS Carl Vinson is an aircraft carrier at the centre of air operations against IS militants in Syria and Iraq.
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UN warns over refugees in Jordan

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 20:08
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The UN refugee agency urges the international community to help alleviate the "desperate living conditions" of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
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China 'breaks Turkish passport plot'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 11:49
related countries: China China, Turkey Turkey

China arrested a group of Uighurs and Turks in November over a plot to use fake passports to smuggle people to Syria, state media report.
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Video 'of Paris suspect' in Turkey

Monday, January 12th 2015, 22:16
related countries: France France, Turkey Turkey
related places: Paris

New CCTV appears to show a key suspect in the Paris attacks passing through Turkey, as the cover of the latest Charlie Hebdo issue is released.
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Bomb blast hits northern Lebanon

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 23:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A suicide bomb attack in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has killed at least seven people, in the latest violence linked to Syria's civil war.
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Winter ordeal for Syrian refugees in makeshift camps

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 14:47
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Winter ordeal for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's camps
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees in flip flops in snow

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 12:46
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Thousands of Syrian refugees are spending their fourth winter in tents in Lebanon as heavy snow continues to fall in the area.
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IS police 'kidnapped' in Syria

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 23:10

Reports from Syria say some members of the religious police force set up by the militant group Islamic State have been kidnapped.
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Syria crisis: A new year without hope

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 0:23

Why 2015 offers little chance for an end to Syria's war
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Syria family's scars begin to heal

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 18:09

Physical and emotional scars of injured Syrian girls begin to heal
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Kurds 'seize key Kobane district'

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 16:55

Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State in Kobane, northern Syria, have seized a key district and now control 80% of the town, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syrian war horrors on show in US

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 8:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Syria atrocities on display in the US
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VIDEO: Lebanon backlash over Syrian refugees

Monday, January 5th 2015, 22:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Lebanese authorities have imposed restrictions on Syrian refugees crossing its border, aimed at slowing the influx of asylum seekers escaping civil war.
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Fears over vulnerable Syria refugees

Monday, January 5th 2015, 17:21
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN expresses concern as Lebanon enacts new restrictions on Syrians entering the country, slowing the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war.
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Syria opposition elects new leader

Monday, January 5th 2015, 11:49

Syria's main Western-backed opposition group, the National Coalition, elects businessman Khaled Khoja as its new leader at a meeting in Istanbul.
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VIDEO: Why migrant risked Italy ship crossing

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 12:43
related countries: Italy Italy

A Syrian dental student explains why he chose to make the dangerous journey to Italy on board a ship that was abandoned by its crew at sea.
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VIDEO: Abandoned migrants shelter in Italy

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 15:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Refugees from the Syrian conflict, who were abandoned by people traffickers on an animal cargo ship in the Mediterranean, are being found accommodation in Italy.
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Syria war 'killed 76,000' in 2014

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 19:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Deaths in Syria's conflict hit a record level in 2014 - more than 76,000 - activists say, as figures also reveal a deadly year in Iraq.
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Migrant freighter docks in Italy

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 11:54
related countries: Italy Italy, Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia

A cargo ship said to be carrying 700 clandestine migrants docks in the Italian port of Gallipoli under coastguard control after the crew abandoned ship.
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Syria bombs 'kill dozens in IS area'

Friday, December 26th 2014, 15:10

Syrian aircraft drop barrel bombs on Islamic State-held areas in the north-east, killing some 40 people, activists say.
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VIDEO: Pope highlights plight of war

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 17:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Pope Francis emphasises the plight of victims of war, particularly in Iraq and Syria, in his traditional Christmas blessing.
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Father urges IS to free Jordan pilot

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 15:14
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The father of a Jordanian pilot seized by Islamic State in Syria pleads with the militants to treat his son as a "guest" and release him.
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Pope condemns religious persecution

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 12:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Pope Francis delivers his traditional Christmas Day address, denouncing violence against religious and ethnic minorities - notably in Syria and Iraq.
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VIDEO: Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 0:52
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Islamic state militants have captured a Jordanian pilot after his fighter jet crashed in Syria, Jordan's military has confirmed.
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Jordan plane 'not shot down by IS'

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 21:54
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

The Jordanian air force plane that crashed in Syria was not shot down by Islamic State militants, the US says.
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IS captures Jordan warplane pilot

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 12:36

Islamic State (IS) militants have captured the pilot of a Jordanian warplane that crashed in northern Syria, Jordan's military confirms.
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VIDEO: Doctor's gloom in Syrian siege city

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 17:28
related places: Aleppo

A Red Cross doctor who returned to help treat victims of the Aleppo siege in Syria gives a gloomy assessment of the almost complete breakdown of medical treatment in the city.
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Syria strikes 'kill 1,100 militants'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 15:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Three months of US-led air strikes have killed at least 1,171 people, mostly Islamic State militants in Syria, a UK-based monitoring group says.
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Syria 'approves medicine deliveries'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 6:17
related places: Aleppo

Syria has authorised the delivery of medicine to opposition-held districts of Aleppo and two other areas, the World Health Organization says.
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Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria'

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 23:35

The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.
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The strange normality of life in the middle of Syria's war

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 0:39

How everyday life continues despite Syrian civil war
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Spain targets IS women recruiters

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 10:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Morocco Morocco, Spain Spain

Seven people are detained in a series of raids by Spain and Morocco on a suspected network recruiting women to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
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Syria rebels capture key Idlib bases

Monday, December 15th 2014, 16:40
related places: Idlib

Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria and allied rebel groups have taken control of two key army bases in the northern province of Idlib, activists say.
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Syria battle over Aleppo supply hill

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 18:12
related places: Aleppo

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad close in on a hill controlling a vital rebel supply line into the divided city of Aleppo.
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Three journalists killed in Syria

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:04

Three journalists from the Syrian opposition TV channel Orient News are killed while covering clashes in the country's south-west.
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West to accept more Syrian refugees

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 23:33

The UN says Western countries will increase the number of Syrian refugees they will accept to up to 100,000, but warns this is not enough.
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Syria war: Southern rebels see US as key to success

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 5:22
related countries: United States United States

Will US make or break march of the rebels in Syria's south?
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'Three Turkish border troops killed'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 4:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ceylanpinar

Three Turkish soldiers are killed by gunfire in the town of Ceylanpinar on the border with Syria, Turkish news agencies report.
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