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News: Syria

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

VIDEO: Has the world failed Syria's civilians?

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 23:51

A report by a global coalition of aid agencies says the United Nations Security Council has failed in its duty to end the four-year-long war in Syria.
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Met 'sorry' over Syria girls letter

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 20:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The head of the Met Police says sorry to the families of three girls missing in Syria after they failed to receive a letter intended for them.
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VIDEO: Ex-hostage on 'fragile' jihadis

Monday, March 9th 2015, 21:35
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A French journalist, Nicolas Henin, who was held hostage for 10 months in Syria by the British militant known as "Jihadi John" describes his captors as "fragile" jihadis.
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Deadly strike on IS oil refinery

Monday, March 9th 2015, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

At least 14 people have been killed in US-led coalition strikes on an oil refinery in Syria run by Islamic State militants, activists say.
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Syria girls' families accuse police

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 7:34

Relatives of three UK schoolgirls believed to be in Syria criticise police for not passing on "vital" information before they disappeared.
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Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'

Friday, March 6th 2015, 17:25

The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike.
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Broken dreams for woman forced to flee IS-held Syria

Friday, March 6th 2015, 1:01

How IS fighter's tip-off led to narrow escape for Syrian woman
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Teacher jailed for Syria 'jihad' plan

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 17:22

A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to fight jihad" is jailed for six years.
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Clashes near Aleppo intelligence HQ

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 14:39
related places: Aleppo

Fierce clashes are reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, near an intelligence facility attacked on Wednesday, as a barrel bomb attack kills 18.
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VIDEO: UN push for localised Syria ceasefire

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 13:28

The BBC's Lyse Doucet has been speaking to the UN's envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura
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Blast hits Aleppo intelligence HQ

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 18:48
related places: Aleppo

Dozens of Syrian security personnel and rebels have been killed in an attack on an intelligence facility in the city of Aleppo, activists say.
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Former UK marine 'killed in Syria'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An ex-Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria, a Kurdish militia says.
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Mother knew Emwazi's voice on video

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 19:23

The mother of Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi says she immediately recognised his voice when she heard him on a hostage video released by Islamic State.
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VIDEO: CCTV of missing girls on way to Syria

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 22:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

CCTV images have emerged showing the three British teenage girls who are believed to have gone to Syria to join Islamic State.
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VIDEO: IS defector: 'Emwazi was a loner'

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 22:41

The BBC speaks exclusively to a former member of Islamic State who met Mohammed Emwazi - dubbed "Jihadi John" - during his early days in Syria.
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'Jihadi John was cold and a loner'

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 22:34

The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, says an IS defector who met him in Syria.
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IS frees 19 abducted Christians

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 21:12

Nineteen of the 220 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped by Islamic State in Syria have been freed, activists say.
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CCTV shows UK girls on way to Syria

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 10:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

New CCTV pictures appear to show three UK girls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.
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VIDEO: Syrian female doctor who fled IS area

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 9:09

In the parts of northern Syria where so called Islamic State has taken control, a brutal code of public floggings and executions is being enforced with particular dangers for women.
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Terror tactics 'flawed' - Davis

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 15:32

The intelligence agencies are accused of using flawed tactics after it emerged they were aware of the man dubbed 'Jihadi John' before he went to Syria.
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PM defends spies over 'Jihadi John'

Friday, February 27th 2015, 16:03

The prime minister defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" from travelling to Syria.
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Islamic State seizure of Syria Christians: What we know

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 22:27

What we know about abduction of Syrian Christians by IS
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Man found with bomb-making equipment

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 17:29

A former Syrian doctor admits having a hoard of explosive ingredients and instructions on how to prepare bombs in Edinburgh.
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VIDEO: Smuggler: 'The girls are now in Syria'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 23:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A people smuggler tells the BBC he spoke to the person who smuggled three UK schoolgirls into Syria.
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New York trio 'tried to join IS'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 22:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

US authorities arrest three foreign nationals living in New York who agents say tried to join the Islamic State in Syria.
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Fears grow for Christians held by IS

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 18:46

There is growing concern over the fate of dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic State militants, amid continuing fighting in north-east Syria.
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Syria barrel bombings 'flout UN ban'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 11:25

The Syrian government dropped barrel bombs on hundreds of sites last year, violating a UN Security Council resolution, Human Rights Watch says.
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Missing UK girls in Syria, police say

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 19:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three missing UK teenagers believed to be heading to join Islamic State militants are thought to have crossed into Syria, police say.
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IS 'abducts 90 Syrian Christians'

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 18:44

Islamic State (IS) militants have abducted dozens of Assyrian Christians from several villages in north-eastern Syria, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syria girls' London school reopens

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 23:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Bethnal Green Academy in east London, which the three missing schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State used to attend, has reopened after half term.
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France stops Syria-bound 'jihadists'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 15:54
related countries: France France

France for the first time confiscates the passports of six of its citizens allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join jihadists.
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Syria trio 'not radicalised' at school

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 13:49

There is no evidence that three girls thought to be going to Syria to join Islamic State were radicalised at Bethnal Green Academy, its principal says.
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Syria girl used sister's passport

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 11:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the three schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State militants flew to Turkey on her older sister's passport, it has been confirmed.
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Syria families 'cannot stop crying'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 20:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Relatives of three missing London girls say there were no signs the teenagers were planning to go to Syria, in emotional interviews appealing for their return.
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VIDEO: 'Syria' girl's sister: She's our baby

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 18:16

Renu Begum, the sister of one of the three girls who are believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State,, urges her to come home, saying she is "our baby".
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Turkey enters Syria to remove tomb

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish forces enter war-torn northern Syria to evacuate troops guarding a historic tomb, demolishing it and moving the remains elsewhere.
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VIDEO: Syria girls 'enticed' on social media

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 13:48

There is still no news of the three schoolgirls who are thought to be trying to cross the border in Syria to join IS.
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Authorities 'failed' over Syria girls

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 12:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The family of a Glasgow woman who may have encouraged three London girls to join militants in Syria say security services "failed" to stop them leaving.
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VIDEO: Turkish army vehicles evacuate tomb

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 11:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish troops cross into Syria to evacuate and destroy Suleyman Shah's mausoleum - an enclave where the forefather of the Ottoman empire was buried.
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VIDEO: Families appeal to 'Syria bound' girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 22:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two families of two of the three London schoolgirls believed to be on their way to Syria to join so-called Islamic State, have issued direct appeals to them to return home.
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Come home, families urge Syria girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 21:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Relatives of three London girls believed to be heading to Syria appeal to them to return, as the family of a Glaswegian woman express their horror at reports she may have recruited them.
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PM concern for 'Syria-bound' girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 13:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

David Cameron calls the disappearance of three London schoolgirls feared to be travelling to join Islamic State extremists in Syria as "deeply concerning".
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VIDEO: UK schoolgirls 'on way to Syria'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Three missing east London schoolgirls are feared to be travelling to Syria via Turkey, police say.
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Three UK girls 'heading to Syria'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Fears grow over three London schoolgirls who have flown to Turkey, amid concerns they may cross the Syrian border and join the Islamic State terrorist group.
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UN may name Syria 'war criminals'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 21:39

UN investigators say they are considering revealing the names of an estimated 200 individuals suspected of committing war crimes in Syria.
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US and Turkey agree Syria rebel deal

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 21:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey and the US sign an agreement to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces, US officials say.
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Syria rebels 'advance into Raqqa'

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 19:15

Syrian Kurdish fighters and rebel forces have advanced into Raqqa province, capturing 19 villages from Islamic State, a monitoring group says.
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Syria 'agrees to halt Aleppo raids'

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 14:29
related places: Aleppo

Syria's government is prepared to halt aerial attacks on Aleppo for six weeks as part of a local ceasefire plan, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura says.
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VIDEO: Are looted antiquities funding IS?

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 7:04

A BBC investigation has gathered evidence of how looted antiquities are being smuggled from Syrian territory controlled by Islamic State militants.
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Syrian army 'blocks key Aleppo road'

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 11:36
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces have captured several villages north of Aleppo as they seek to cut a key supply route for rebels inside the city, activists say.
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Israeli hospital rebuilds injured Syrian man's face

Monday, February 16th 2015, 2:34
related countries: Israel Israel

War victim benefits from advanced surgery in Israel
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What does Assad really think about Syria's civil war?

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 2:08

What does Syria's president really think about his country's civil war?
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Did an elderly Syrian woman really call IS fighters 'donkeys'?

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 1:51

Did elderly Syrian woman really call IS fighters 'donkeys'?
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Damascus strikes 'kill nearly 200'

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 16:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Air strikes carried out by Syria's air force have killed almost 200 people in the past 10 days, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
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Belgium jails Islamist group members

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:06
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian court jails the leader of a group that sent jihadists to Syria to 12 years in jail, in a case with 46 suspects - the largest such case in Belgium.
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VIDEO: Verdict due in Sharia4Belgium trial

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 6:25
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian court is due to return the verdicts of 46 people accused of belonging to a Belgian Islamist group that sent young Muslim men to fight in Syria.
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VIDEO: 'Kayla touched the heart of the world'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 22:12
related countries: United States United States

The aunts of aid worker Kayla Mueller pay tribute to the 26-year-old, who was held by Islamic State militants in Syria, and whose death has been confirmed by the US.
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Syria 'informed on anti-IS strikes'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 18:31
related countries: United States United States

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad tells the BBC he receives indirect messages from the US-led coalition about air strikes against Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Assad defends four years of war

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 6:04

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denies dropping "indiscriminate weapons" such as barrel bombs on rebel-held areas, following the uprising against his rule.
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Japan stops Syria-bound journalist

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 10:35
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan seizes the passport of a journalist to prevent him from travelling to Syria, after two Japanese hostages were killed by militants there last month.
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