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IS 'overruns hospital in Syrian city'

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 23:48

Islamic State militants briefly overrun a hospital in the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zour, seizing hostages, reports say.
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'Jihadists' killed Hezbollah commander

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 11:49
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah's top military commander in Syria, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, was killed in artillery fire by jihadists, the Lebanese group says.
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Aleppo ceasefire extended again

Monday, May 9th 2016, 20:20
related places: Aleppo

A ceasefire in place since last week in the Syrian city of Aleppo has been extended until midnight on Wednesday, Syrian state TV says.
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Deal 'ends mutiny at Syria prison'

Monday, May 9th 2016, 14:21

A deal is reportedly reached to end a mutiny by hundreds of mostly political detainees at a prison in Syria, although ministers deny any disorder.
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VIDEO: Despair in Turkish town hit by war

Monday, May 9th 2016, 6:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Kilis

Rockets fired from across the border in Syria have hit the Turkish town of Kilis almost every day for the past few weeks.
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VIDEO: Young refugees find new lives in Germany

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 23:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

Young refugees from Afghanistan and Syria have fled war to find a new life in Germany.
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Kidnapped Spanish reporters return home

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 15:07
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Three Spanish journalists who were kidnapped in Syria last year have returned home to a rapturous reception from friends and family.
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Aleppo ceasefire extended until Monday

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 1:50
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

A two-day truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo is extended for a further three days, Russia's defence ministry says.
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Syrian troops 'storm mutinous prison'

Friday, May 6th 2016, 18:52

Syrian government troops storm a prison in the central city of Hama to try to put down a mutiny among some 800 inmates, monitors say.
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VIDEO: Syria: 'Little hope of real ceasefire'

Friday, May 6th 2016, 14:32
related places: Idlib

In the aftermath of an air strike on an Idlib refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people, Will Ross reports that there is 'little hope of real ceasefire' in Syria.
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Syria refugee camp strike 'war crime'

Friday, May 6th 2016, 11:11

An air strike on a Syrian refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people could amount to a war crime, a senior UN official says.
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Russian maestro plays in Palmyra ruins

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 21:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.
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Deadly air strike on Syria refugee camp

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 21:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish border, monitors say.
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Uneasy calm as Aleppo truce takes hold

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 9:48
related places: Aleppo

An uneasy calm is reported across the war-torn northern Syrian city of Aleppo as a partial truce comes into effect.
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VIDEO: Aleppo included in new ceasefire deal

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 6:22
related places: Aleppo

Aleppo is included in a new ceasefire deal to try and reduce the violence in Syria.
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VIDEO: On ground with Russian forces in Syria

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 4:45
related countries: Russia Russia

On the ground in Syria, accompanied by Russian military.
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VIDEO: Migrant children 'dream of getting to UK'

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 22:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lyse Doucet speaks to Afghan and Syrian teenagers in Calais, who are hoping to rebuild their lives in Britain.
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Syria truce 'extended to Aleppo'

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 20:02
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

A partial, shaky truce between Syria and non-jihadist rebels is extended to embattled Aleppo, after US and Russian pressure.
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'Dozens killed' in Aleppo battle

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 19:00
related places: Aleppo

Dozens of people are reportedly killed in fierce clashes between rebels and government forces in the Syrian city of Aleppo as the US says a truce deal is reached.
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Syrian refugee students rebuild from Beirut

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 23:18
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Syrian refugee students rebuild from Beirut
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Assad strategy 'won't end Syria war'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 21:45
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Syria's President Assad that seeking military gains will not end the civil war.
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Syria truce 'to be extended to Aleppo'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 20:09
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister says a unilateral truce declared by the Syrian military could be extended to the city of Aleppo within hours.
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Syria conflict 'out of control' - Kerry

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 18:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo, Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the Syrian conflict is "in many ways out of control", as he tries to salvage a nine-week truce.
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US presses Russia over Syria fighting

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 12:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The US presses Russia over a plan to revive a nationwide ceasefire in Syria, particularly in the embattled city of Aleppo.
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VIDEO: Two dead in Turkey explosion

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 8:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Officials in Turkey say two police officers have been killed and more have been injured in a bombing close to the border with Syria.
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Syria partial truce comes into effect

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 9:52
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian army says it is observing a partial truce in most parts of Syria apart from in the divided second city of Aleppo, where air strikes have been reported.
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New fighting rocks Syria's second city

Friday, April 29th 2016, 17:02
related places: Aleppo

A mosque and a medical facility are reportedly targeted in Syria's second city of Aleppo, as the government announces a "regime of calm" in other regions.
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Syria's Aleppo 'catastrophic' - UN

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 19:08
related places: Aleppo

The situation in Syria's city of Aleppo is catastrophic, the UN says, after attacks on targets including a hospital kill dozens.
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MSF-backed Syria hospital bombed

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 13:01
related places: Aleppo

At least 14 patients and three doctors die in an air strike on a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.
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US and Russia urged to save Syria talks

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 8:12
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The UN's special envoy calls on the US and Russia to urgently intervene "at the highest level" to salvage Syria's struggling peace process.
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Syrian town in 'extremely dire' state

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 21:57

UN aid officials warn that situation in Syrian town of Daraya is extremely dire, with shortages of food, medicine, and clean water.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee carries flame through camp

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 21:50
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A Syrian refugee who was a sportsman before losing part of his leg in a bombing has carried the Olympic flame through an Athens refugee camp.
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Syrian refugee carries Olympic flame

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 16:50
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A Syrian refugee who was a sportsman before losing part of his leg in a bombing carries the Olympic flame through an Athens refugee camp.
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US to send more special forces to Syria

Monday, April 25th 2016, 11:12
related countries: United States United States

The US president says he is to send up to 250 more special forces troops to Syria to support local militias against so-called Islamic State.
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The Idomeni grandmother who helps migrants

Monday, April 25th 2016, 4:03
related countries: Greece Greece

Syrian migrants taken in by Greek granny on a pension
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Obama rejects ground troops for Syria

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama rules out US ground troops for Syria and tells the BBC military efforts alone cannot solve the country's problems.
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EU-Turkey migrant deal is 'working'

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 8:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The EU-Turkey migrant deal is producing results, European Council President Donald Tusk says, after visiting a camp on the Turkish-Syrian border.
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VIDEO: Syria ground troops would be 'a mistake'

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 4:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Western

US President Barack Obama has said that "it would be a mistake" for any Western state to send ground troops into Syria.
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Merkel visits migrants in Turkish camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 18:47
related countries: Germany Germany, Turkey Turkey

Germany's Angela Merkel and top EU officials visit a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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VIDEO: Merkel visits Turkey migrant camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 16:37
related countries: Germany Germany, Turkey Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials are visiting a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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VIDEO: IS claims capture of Syrian pilot

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 3:58
related places: Damascus

The so-called Islamic State group says it has captured a Syrian air force pilot alive, after a warplane came down in countryside east of the capital, Damascus.
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US admits Iraq-Syria civilian deaths

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 20:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: February

Twenty civilians were killed in US air strikes aimed at Islamic State militants between September and February in Iraq and Syria, the US military admits.
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Brussels bomber 'guarded IS hostages'

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 12:48
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Journalists who were held hostage by so-called Islamic State say one of the Brussels airport bombers was their prison guard in Syria.
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Is opportunity for peace in Syria lost?

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 1:10

Syrian peace hopes fade amid acrimony in Geneva
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VIDEO: Refugees chosen by Pope: 'We are famous'

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 0:20
related countries: Greece Greece

Pope Francis' decision to bring 12 refugees from Syria on his own plane back from the Greek island of Lesbos made headlines around the world, and two of them have told the BBC their story.
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Largest Syria aid convoy reaches Rastan

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 16:38

The largest aid convoy so far in Syria has entered the besieged rebel-held town of Rastan in Homs province, the Red Cross says.
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'Largest' Syria evacuation carried out

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 9:14

Relief agencies evacuate 500 wounded people from four besieged Syrian towns, in what is described as the largest such operation so far in the conflict.
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Strikes on Syria markets 'kill dozens'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 18:40
related places: Idlib

At least 44 people have been killed and dozens hurt in Syrian government air strikes on markets in two rebel-held towns in Idlib province, activists say.
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Palmyra's arch recreated in London

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 16:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London gets replica of Syrian monument destroyed by IS
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IS rockets kill children in Turkey

Monday, April 18th 2016, 16:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Kilis

Rockets fired from northern Syria have killed four Syrians - three of them children - in the Turkish border town of Kilis, local officials say.
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Syria rebels vow retaliatory attacks

Monday, April 18th 2016, 14:28

Rebels say they have begun a new battle in north-western Syria in response to alleged truce violations by the army, jeopardising UN-led peace talks.
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Pope takes Syrian migrants to Vatican

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 22:31
related countries: Greece Greece

Pope Francis takes 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Syrian attempts suicide on Lesbos

Friday, April 15th 2016, 17:25
related countries: Greece Greece

A Syrian man reportedly attempts to kill himself in a detention camp for migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos ahead of a visit by Pope Francis.
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Putin talks up Syrian army strength

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 13:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Syrian forces are able to carry out "serious offensive operations" despite a withdrawal of most Russian forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.
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VIDEO: Aleppo's underground doctors

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 23:03
related places: Aleppo

Footage from inside a hospital in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo shows the risky conditions doctors must work in.
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VIDEO: What attracts EU workers to the UK?

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 20:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

While the crisis of refugees fleeing Syria has dominated the headlines, more migrants heading for the UK are coming from southern Europe.
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Syria fighting threatens peace talks

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 7:51
related places: Aleppo

The UN is to convene a new round of indirect talks in Geneva aimed at ending the war in Syria, as fighting in Aleppo province threatens a fragile truce.
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Russian helicopter crashes in Syria

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 8:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Two Russian pilots die in a military helicopter crash near the central Syrian city of Homs, Russia's defence ministry says.
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IS recaptures town from Syrian rebels

Monday, April 11th 2016, 10:07

Islamic State (IS) militants have retaken a strategically important town in northern Syria from rebel forces, activists say.
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IS 'killed 21 Syrian Christians'

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 20:53

Islamic State militants killed 21 Syrian Christians in the central town of al-Qaryatain, the head of the Syrian Orthodox Church tells the BBC.
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US journalist abducted in Syria freed

Friday, April 8th 2016, 16:27
related countries: United States United States

A US freelance photographer who has been held in Syria for almost four years is released, the State Department says.
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Syrian rebels capture key town from IS

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 23:28

Syrian rebels have seized control of the strategically important northern town of al-Rai from so-called Islamic State (IS).
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IS 'abducts hundreds of Syrian workers'

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 16:09
related places: Damascus

At least 200 people are reported missing after an attack by suspected Islamic State militants on a cement factory east of Damascus.
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VIDEO: Minesweeping in Palmyra, Syria

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 21:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian mine disposal teams are beginning to clear mines from the Syrian city of Palmyra following its recapture from the Islamic State group.
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Syrian army attacks south of Aleppo

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 17:38
related places: Aleppo

Government forces in Syria launch a counter-offensive to retake a village south of the city of Aleppo recently captured by jihadist militants.
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IS 'used mustard gas' on Syrian troops

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 11:54

State media in Syria accuse militants from so-called Islamic State of using mustard gas against government forces in the north-east.
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Syrian forces 'recapture town from IS'

Monday, April 4th 2016, 8:17

Syrian forces have retaken the central town of al-Qaryatain from so-called Islamic State (IS), in a further strategic blow to the militant group, state media say.
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