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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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German police say no evidence of 'terror plot' by teen asylum seeker

Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 17:49
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A Syrian teen is released from custody after police find no evidence of a supposed terror plot.
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Russia fires cruise missiles at IS targets in Syria

Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 9:50

The strike - the first since November - targeted militants and hardware near Palmyra.
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Syria and Russia condemn US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

Friday, May 19th 2017, 12:00
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The attack on a pro-Assad convoy was a "blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism", Syria says.
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IS conflict: US-led coalition denies bombing civilians in Syrian town

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 10:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Activists say warplanes bombed the IS-held town of Al-Bukamal after approaching from Iraq.
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Syria war: Rebels evacuated from Damascus stronghold

Monday, May 15th 2017, 10:46
related places: Damascus

The evacuation of Qaboun brings President Assad's forces closer regaining control of the capital.
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Trumplomacy

Friday, May 12th 2017, 22:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

One of the reasons Russia's foreign minister was in Washington on Wednesday - Syrian 'safety zone' negotiations by Russia, Iran and Turkey.
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Swiss border guard prosecuted over Syrian woman's stillbirth

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 9:24
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A pregnant Syrian migrant did not get medical help in Switzerland and lost her baby.
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Austria convicts asylum seeker of Syria war crimes

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 0:37
related countries: Austria Austria

A Palestinian is sentenced to life in jail in Austria for killing 20 unarmed Syrian soldiers in Homs.
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IS conflict: Syrian opposition 'take town of Tabqa and dam'

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 18:57

Syrian Democratic Forces say they have "completely liberated" Tabqa, 40km (25 miles) west of Raqqa.
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IS conflict: US arming Syrian Kurds unacceptable - Turkey

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 17:28
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

President Erdogan says the battle against IS should not involve "another terrorist group".
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Syrian refugee discovers surfing in Lebanon

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 10:43
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Aleppo

Ali is a refugee from Aleppo, and took up surfing in Lebanon after making his own board.
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German soldier held over anti-migrant 'assassination plot'

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 16:13
related countries: Germany Germany

The detained man is said to have helped a soldier plan a gun attack disguised as a Syrian refugee.
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Comics in the camps

Monday, May 8th 2017, 23:04
related countries: Japan Japan

Arabic translations of a Japanese comic are giving Syrian refugee kids an escape from reality.
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Syria war: Rebels start leaving Damascus district of Barzeh

Monday, May 8th 2017, 13:03
related places: Damascus, Idlib

Hundreds are being moved to Idlib province as part of the latest evacuation deal with the government.
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Syria refugees in Canada name their baby Justin Trudeau

Saturday, May 6th 2017, 20:41
related countries: Canada Canada

A Syrian couple show their gratitude to Canada's prime minister for giving them a new home.
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Syria safe zones: Fighting 'eases' as plan takes effect

Saturday, May 6th 2017, 13:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says regional players back a "de-escalation zones" deal, but some Syrian rebels reject it.
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Syria: Safe zones plan comes into force

Friday, May 5th 2017, 21:02
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says key regional players back non-violence zones, but Syria's rebel groups reject the plan.
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The right note

Friday, May 5th 2017, 16:32

The music student left Syria and crossed eight countries carrying the instrument on his back.
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Syria: Rebels storm out as 'safe zones' plan signed

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 23:14

Major powers sign a plan to create non-violence zones, but Syrian rebels walk out of the ceremony.
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Syria 'chemical attack': The man who survived

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 23:03

A victim of the suspected Sarin nerve agent attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, returns to the scene.
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Syria war: Putin says 'safe zones' have international support

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 16:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Russia, the US, Turkey, Iran and Syria all support the plan, the Russian president says.
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Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders' agenda

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 6:00
related countries: United States United States

The two spoke for the first time since the US launched air strikes against Syria nearly a month ago.
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FBI woman went to Syria to wed IS recruiter she investigated

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 15:53

The married linguist reportedly wed the jihadist six months after being assigned to investigate him.
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Russia Germany: Merkel meets Putin to discuss crises in Syria and Ukraine

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 11:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine and Syria are both expected to feature in Angela Merkel's first Russian visit in two years.
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Syria war: IS driven back in Tabqa, US-backed fighters say

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 16:29
related countries: United States United States

US-backed Syrian fighters say they have taken six more districts in the city to the west of Raqqa.
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Syria war: Israel Patriot missile downs 'target' over Golan

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 18:22
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Damascus

The intercept came hours after Israel reportedly launched a missile at a military site near Damascus.
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Syria war: 'Israeli strike' hits military site near Damascus airport

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 12:49
related places: Damascus

Unconfirmed reports say an Israeli strike targeted an arms supply hub operated by Hezbollah.
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German soldier posed as Syrian refugee and 'planned attack'

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 12:47
related countries: Germany Germany

The 28-year-old German has a "xenophobic background" and registered as a Syrian, prosecutors say.
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Syrian government made Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun, France says

Wednesday, April 26th 2017, 10:52
related countries: France France

Samples bear the "signature" of Sarin made by Syria's government, French intelligence says.
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Turkey air strikes on Kurds in Syria and Iraq spark US concern

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 19:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Air strikes in Syria and Iraq kill about two dozen fighters from two Kurdish groups.
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The volunteers helping ambulances to get to Syria

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 5:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC meets volunteers in the biggest ever convoy to transport medical vehicles from the UK to Syria.
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US imposes 'sweeping' Syria sanctions over 'chemical' attack

Monday, April 24th 2017, 19:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington says its "sweeping" sanctions target 271 employees of Syria's state scientific agency.
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The land that used to belong to so-called Islamic State

Monday, April 24th 2017, 17:23

BBC gets rare access to north western Syria where so-called IS have been defeated.
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Too scared to use refugee camp toilet

Friday, April 21st 2017, 17:18
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Damascus

Rouaa lives in Lebanon after a chemical attack forced her from her home in Damascus, Syria.
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Syria chemical weapons: 'No doubt' Damascus retains stocks

Friday, April 21st 2017, 12:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Damascus

US Defence Secretary James Mattis says Damascus would be ill-advised to use chemical weapons again.
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Syrian boy Moustafa lost his parents, but not his fight

Thursday, April 20th 2017, 18:50

Moustafa has suffered a great deal - but wait until you see his approach to recovery.
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Syrian photographer puts down camera to rescue child

Thursday, April 20th 2017, 18:40
related places: Aleppo

Syrian photographer Abd Alkader Habak put down his camera after a car bomb blast outside Aleppo.
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Learning the hard way

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 23:24
related countries: Greece Greece

Children who fled bombs in Syria now have to overcome nationalist hostility and poverty in Greece.
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Syria war: 'At least 68 children among 126 killed' in bus bombing

Monday, April 17th 2017, 9:32

The explosion targeted buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns on Saturday.
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Pope's prayers for Syrian refugees

Sunday, April 16th 2017, 11:42

Pope Francis uses his Easter address to call for peace following a deadly attack on a bus convoy in Syria.
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Syria war: Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria

Sunday, April 16th 2017, 6:24
related places: Aleppo

A blast rips through buses carrying people from pro-government towns, waiting at a rebel checkpoint.
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Syrian-American poet's view of the conflict

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 23:08
related countries: United States United States

Amal Kassir lost 11 family members in Syria last Tuesday - but not in the suspected chemical attack.
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Assad denies use of chemical weapons

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 14:04

In an interview filmed by the Syrian presidency, Bashar-al Assad says gas attack claims are "100% fabricated".
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Syria war: US says 'low point' of Russia ties cannot continue

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 21:16
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "broad differences" remained between the two sides on Syria.
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White House's Sean Spicer says Hitler gaffe 'inexcusable'

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 14:31

Sean Spicer says he "screwed up" when he suggested Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons.
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Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 12:02

A letter found near the scene reportedly mentions military operations in Syria and a previous attack.
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US accuses Russia of covering up Syria chemical attack

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 21:12
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia has tried to deflect blame for a deadly chemical attack away from the Syrian government, the US has said.
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Syria war: G7 fails to agree sanctions on Russia after 'chemical attack'

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 17:05
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK proposal fails to win support, with the US secretary of state now in Moscow for talks.
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Syria war: Russian officers 'could face sanctions'

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 8:54
related countries: Russia Russia

Western leaders say it is no longer in Russia's interest to back Syria after alleged chemical attacks.
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‘Syria will implode if Assad goes', says Peter Ford

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 0:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK ambassador to Syria says Syria would "implode" if President Assad were to go
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Syria war: US missiles 'took out 20% of aircraft'

Monday, April 10th 2017, 21:16
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

The US warns Syria not to use chemical weapons again, as G7 holds key talks in Italy.
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Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia

Monday, April 10th 2017, 18:56
related countries: Russia Russia

The G7 nations wrestle with how to pressure Russia over Syria after the suspected chemical attack.
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Russia papers critical of Trump

Monday, April 10th 2017, 10:12
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Trump

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg looks at how Russia's papers are covering the US attack on Syria.
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Tillerson: Russia 'failure allowed Syria chemical attack'

Monday, April 10th 2017, 5:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US says Russia bears responsibility for the Syrian chemical attack, ahead of a G7 meeting.
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UK blames Russia for Syria deaths

Sunday, April 9th 2017, 9:28
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Kremlin was responsible "by proxy" as the "principal backer" of regime, says defence secretary.
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Trump's Syria strike celebrated by 'terrorists', Iran says

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 16:37
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Damascus

The Iranian president's comments came as people in Damascus protested against the air strikes.
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Syria war: US 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 3:08
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he is "not surprised" by Russia's reaction to the US strikes.
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Shifting sands

Friday, April 7th 2017, 17:15
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US move against the Syrian government is a regional setback for Russia, Konstantin Eggert says.
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Syria war: US launches missile strikes in response to 'chemical attack'

Friday, April 7th 2017, 11:04
related countries: United States United States

Cruise missiles hit an air base the US believes launched Tuesday's suspected chemical weapons attack.
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