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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

Attack on Syria town 'unprecedented'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 14:05

The UN envoy for Syria says Syrian government air strikes have caused unprecedented levels of destruction and death in the town of Zabadani.
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US strike 'kills al-Qaeda leader'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 10:57
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, United States United States

The US says it has killed senior al-Qaeda militant Muhsin al-Fadhli, alleged leader of the shadowy Khorasan Group, in an air strike in Syria.
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Mass funeral for Turkey bomb victims

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 20:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A mass funeral ceremony is held in Turkey for most of the 32 activists killed in a suicide bomb attack near the Syrian border, which is being blamed on IS.
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Man 'planned to kill US serviceman'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 20:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Luton

A 24-year-old man appears in court charged with planning to run over a US serviceman based in the UK, and attempting to join IS militants in Syria.
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Spanish journalists 'kidnapped' in Syria

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 17:57
related countries: Spain Spain

Three Spanish journalists missing in Syria are thought to have been kidnapped, Spanish media say.
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Turkey massacre suspect identified

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 14:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A suspect has been identified in the suicide bomb attack that killed 32 young activists in Turkey on Monday, the country's prime minister says.
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Turkey to strengthen Syria border

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 4:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Suruc

Turkey's prime minister plans to increase security along the Syrian border after an apparent suicide attack killed 30 in Suruc.
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Bomber massacres Turkey activists

Monday, July 20th 2015, 20:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Suruc

A suspected female suicide attacker kills at least 30 people, most of university age, in the Turkish town of Suruc, near the Syrian border.
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China airs 'bomb attack confession'

Monday, July 20th 2015, 12:41
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese state media airs an interview with a Xinjiang man who it says was planning a bomb attack on a shopping centre after receiving training in Syria.
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UK will help US destroy IS - Cameron

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Cameron

Britain is committed to working with the US to destroy the "caliphate" set up by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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UK military pilots in Syria strikes

Friday, July 17th 2015, 16:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK military pilots embedded with other nations' forces have been conducting air strikes over Syria despite MPs voting against action there, it emerges.
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Israel 'behind Syria assassination'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 9:18
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Israeli commandos were responsible for the assassination of a Syrian military official in 2008, a leaked US intelligence file says.
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Making wine in a war zone

Monday, July 13th 2015, 23:28

How a Syrian vineyard became a symbol of resistance
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Full circle: Syria to Sicily

Monday, July 13th 2015, 23:24
related countries: Italy Italy

How an Italian ancestor gave a Syrian family a ticket to safety
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VIDEO: Malala at refugee school on 18th birthday

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 21:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai has turned 18, and marked the day by opening a school for Syrian girls in an informal refugee settlement in Lebanon's Beka'a Valley.
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Four million have fled Syria - UN

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 7:34

Four million Syrians have fled abroad to escape the war in their country, the UN says, calling it "the worst humanitarian crisis of our generation".
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Kurdish fighters 'retake Syria town'

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 21:13

Kurdish-led fighters say they have reclaimed a town from Islamic State close to the group's northern Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
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Belgium rescues 200 Syria Christians

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 12:26
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Aleppo

Some 240 people, mainly Christians, have been brought out of Syria's second city of Aleppo and taken to Belgium in a secret, two-month operation.
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US 'intensifying' anti-IS campaign

Monday, July 6th 2015, 23:09
related countries: United States United States

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State is "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in northern Syria, President Barack Obama says.
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IS 'recaptures north Syria town'

Monday, July 6th 2015, 21:00

Islamic State militants are reported to have regained control of a town near their northern Syrian stronghold of Raqqa from Kurdish-led forces.
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Air strikes on Syria IS stronghold

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 12:10
related countries: United States United States

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group carries out an air assault on its Raqqa stronghold in Syria.
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The Greek tragedy giving hope to Syria's women

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 0:48
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek tragedy inspiring women who have lost everything
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Syrian forces close in on rebel town

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 11:31
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syrian forces and their Lebanese Shia Muslim allies carry out a major offensive to drive rebels from the strategically important town of Zabadani.
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Mosque blast 'kills Syria militants'

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 1:48
related places: Idlib

At least 25 members of Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, die in a blast at a mosque in Idlib province, activists say.
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Mass rebel assault on Syria's Aleppo

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 16:51
related places: Aleppo

Syria's military carries out a series of air strikes after rebel forces launch a major assault to take control of the northern city of Aleppo.
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Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urged

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

MPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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Palmyra statues 'destroyed by IS'

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 20:44

The Islamic State group publishes photos of militants destroying what it says are six statues looted from the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria.
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Family of 12 'may have gone to Syria'

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 14:01

A family of 12 from Luton including a baby and two grandparents could have travelled to Syria after going missing, police say.
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Syria rebels shoot dead IS militants

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 13:55

Syrian rebels release a video showing them shooting dead 18 alleged Islamic State (IS) militants, mimicking footage of killings by the jihadist group.
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IS 'attacks Syria's Tal Abyad'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 15:55

Islamic State (IS) militants have attacked the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad, which they lost to Kurdish fighters two weeks ago, activists say.
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IS 'beheads Syria women for sorcery'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 12:00

Islamic State militants have beheaded two women for sorcery in eastern Syria, the first time they have decapitated female civilians, activists say.
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Afghan fighters 'linked to Syria IS'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 4:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Afghan fighters allied with Islamic State are in contact with the group's Syrian headquarters, a senior US commander says.
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VIDEO: Baghdad's year under shadow of IS

Monday, June 29th 2015, 9:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Jonny Dymond reports from Baghdad on the first anniversary of the declaration of a caliphate across Syria and Iraq by the so-called Islamic State.
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Kurds 'drive IS from border town'

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 13:51

Islamic State militants are reportedly driven out of the Syrian border town of Kobane but are said to have massacred more than 200 civilians.
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IS 'kills 120 civilians' in Kobane

Friday, June 26th 2015, 10:56

Islamic State militants have killed more than 120 civilians since launching a fresh attack on the Syrian border town of Kobane, activists say.
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IS in deadly return to Syria's Kobane

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 15:50

Islamic State militants fight Kurdish troops in the northern Syrian city of Kobane, months after their symbolic defeat there.
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IS 'reinforcing Raqqa's defences'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 13:02

Islamic State (IS) militants are reported to be shoring up the defences of Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that acts as the group's headquarters.
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Kurds 'take key Syrian town from IS'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 15:53

Kurdish fighters in northern Syria say they have captured a key town from Islamic State, just 50km from the group's headquarters at Raqqa.
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Syrian economy halved by conflict

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 14:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Syria's economic output has shrunk by up to 60% since the conflict began, according to estimates in a new report released by British think-tank Chatham House.
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VIDEO: Refugee crisis 'failure on multiple fronts'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 11:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband has calls on the UK to take more refugees from Syria, saying that it would be morally and politically wise to do so.
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Police 'role in radicalising sisters'

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 1:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bradford

UK police were "complicit" in the radicalisation of three sisters thought to be in Syria with their nine children, lawyers for the families say.
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IS fighters 'laying mines in Palmyra'

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 13:28

Activists say Islamic State fighters in Syria are planting bombs in Palmyra, an ancient city that has some of the Middle East's most important ruins.
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VIDEO: Stranded on the Italy-Austria border

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 8:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Refugees from Syria, and many other people who have migrated to Europe in search of a better life, have been left stuck at national borders across the continent.
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Syria mother 'wanted girls out of UK'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 17:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of three sisters believed to have taken their children to Syria "didn't want her daughters to grow up in England", a friend says.
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Sisters 'split to cross Syria border'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 13:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three Bradford sisters and their nine children have crossed the border into Syria in two separate groups, an IS smuggler tells the BBC.
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Syria's Druze under threat as conflict spreads

Friday, June 19th 2015, 10:14

Syria's Druze under threat as conflict spreads
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VIDEO: Is Iran paying Afghan mercenaries?

Friday, June 19th 2015, 5:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

It is thought hundreds of unemployed men from Afghanistan, supported by the Iranian government, have taken up arms alongside President Assad's forces in Syria.
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The jobless Afghans 'paid by Iran' to fight for Assad

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 19:45
related countries: Iran Iran

The jobless Afghans who say Iran pays them to fight in Syria
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Warrant out for Australia 'IS medic'

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 5:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

An arrest warrant is issued for an Australian doctor who travelled to Syria and joined Islamic State (IS).
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Bradford sisters questioned in March

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 21:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bradford

The three sisters and nine children from Bradford feared to be going to Syria missed a flight in March due to security checks, the BBC learns.
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Syrian rebels set sights on Quneitra

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 11:25
related countries: Israel Israel

A rebel alliance in southern Syria has begun an offensive against government forces in Quneitra province, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
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Syrian air force strikes 'kill 16'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 22:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least 16 people, including 13 children, die after Syrian air force jets bomb a town in the Deraa province, says a UK-based monitoring group.
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Husbands appeal to 'Syria' family

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 18:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The husbands of three UK sisters feared to have travelled to Syria with their children say they "miss and love" them as they appeal for them to come home.
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Kurds deal IS 'biggest setback yet'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 16:17

Syrian Kurds say they are securing the border city of Tal Abyad after seizing it from IS, in what activists say is the militants' biggest setback.
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Fathers fear for 'Syria' children

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 13:50

The husbands of three sisters and their nine children who are feared to have travelled to Syria are said to be "distraught and confused".
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VIDEO: Refugees flee as Kurds 'take IS town'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 23:02

Syrian Kurdish fighters say they have taken control of the Islamic State-held town of Tal Abyad, cutting off a major supply route for the jihadist group.
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Syrian Kurds 'seize IS-held town'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 21:18

Syrian Kurdish fighters say they have taken control of the Islamic State-held town of Tal Abyad, cutting off a major supply route for the jihadist group.
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Fears missing family is Syria-bound

Monday, June 15th 2015, 20:04
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Three sisters from Bradford are feared to have travelled to Syria with their nine children after going on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
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VIDEO: Syrians flee Tal Abyad fighting

Monday, June 15th 2015, 6:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey has allowed dozens of Syrian refugees who have fled fighting between Kurdish and IS fighters to enter its territory.
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Al-Nusra kills Syria Druze villagers

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 13:21

At least 20 Druze villagers have been shot dead by the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in north-western Syria, activists say.
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Briton defends fighting against IS

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 2:38

A Briton who fought against Islamic State forces in Syria tells the BBC he believes he can justify his actions if the police decide to question him.
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