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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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Syria: news

VIDEO: Turkey authorises military action

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 22:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish parliament has approved a government request to send troops across the border into Syria, after yesterday's mortar attack, in which five Turkish civilians were killed.
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Turkey approves action in Syria

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 17:33

Turkey's parliament authorises military operations inside Syria after the deadly shelling of a Turkish town, but Ankara insists it is not a mandate for war.
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Turkey renews strikes on Syria

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 11:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish artillery hits targets inside Syria in response to deadly cross-border shelling, with unconfirmed reports that Syrian troops have been killed.
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VIDEO: Annan: Syria crisis could 'explode'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 6:51

Kofi Annan has told the BBC that the conflict in Syria could "inflame the whole region", and said that if the UN security council didn't work together, the situation would get much worse.
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Deadly blasts rip through Aleppo

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 17:46
related places: Aleppo

At least 34 people are killed and dozens wounded in a series of bomb explosions in the centre of Syria's second city, Aleppo.
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Hezbollah chief 'killed in Syria'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 17:58
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A senior military figure in the Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah is reported to have died in Syria, with rebels saying he was killed in an ambush.
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UN states 'aid terror in Syria'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 20:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

States such as the US and Turkey which back rebels in Syria are supporting terrorism, the country's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem tells the UN.
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Yemen troops 'studying in Syria'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 10:01

Yemen's defence ministry has denied that five soldiers reportedly being held by rebels in Syria were sent to fight alongside government forces.
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VIDEO: Stalemate in battle for Aleppo?

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 22:19
related places: Aleppo

An assault launched by rebels to drive government forces out of Syria's second city, Aleppo, appears to have reached an impasse.
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Yemeni soldiers 'seized in Syria'

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 21:17
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Bashar

A video claims an Islamist group fighting government forces in Syria has captured five Yemeni soldiers sent to support Bashar al-Assad's regime.
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Syrian conflict: Your pictures of Aleppo

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 18:32
related places: Aleppo

Your pictures of Aleppo's famous souk, ruined in the civil war
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VIDEO: Aleppo souk burns as battles rage

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 6:54
related places: Aleppo

A blaze has swept though ancient markets in Aleppo, activists say, as rebels and government forces seek to gain control of Syria's largest city.
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Aleppo souk burns as battles rage

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 23:22
related places: Aleppo

A blaze sweeps though ancient markets in Aleppo, activists say, as rebels and government forces seek to gain control of Syria's largest city.
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The changing face of Syria's suburbs

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 11:06
related places: Damascus

Lyse Doucet revisits a Damascus suburb as conflict deepens
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AUDIO: 'Appalling' situation in Aleppo

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 8:25
related places: Aleppo

A first-hand on the fighting in Syria's second city, Aleppo.
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VIDEO: Fighting intensifies in Syria

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 7:39
related places: Aleppo

As fighting intensifies in Syria's second city, Aleppo, divisions at the UN on how to halt the conflict appear to be as wide as ever.
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Syrian rebels struggle in Aleppo

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 6:27
related places: Aleppo

Heavy fighting is being reported in Syria's biggest city, Aleppo, with state media saying rebels have suffered big losses in their latest assault.
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Syria 'moving chemical weapons'

Friday, September 28th 2012, 15:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US says it has intelligence that Syria has moved some of its chemical weapons to safety, as the government continues to battle rebel forces.
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Fierce clashes in Syria's Aleppo

Friday, September 28th 2012, 14:53
related places: Aleppo

Fierce fighting is reported in Syria's second city of Aleppo, a day after the rebel Free Syrian Army said a "decisive" battle had begun.
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VIDEO: Turkey calls for safe zones in Syria

Friday, September 28th 2012, 6:38

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has been speaking to the BBC about the situation in Syria.
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Risk worth taking for Syria safe zones, says Turkey

Friday, September 28th 2012, 1:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's foreign minister tells BBC of need for action on Syria
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Syrian frontline's rebel poet

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 14:05

The Syrian rebel commander who expresses the conflict in verse
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Clinton: UN 'paralysed' on Syria

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 9:28
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton calls on the UN Security Council to act on Syria, as activists say Wednesday was the bloodiest day of conflict so far.
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VIDEO: Middle East dominates UN Assembly

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 6:02
related countries: Israel Israel

The Middle East has dominated the first day of the UN General Assembly, with Syria and the stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians high on the agenda.
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'Suicide attack' on Syria army HQ

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 18:17
related places: Damascus

Four military guards were killed after suicide attackers drove car bombs into the military headquarters in the heart of Damascus, Syrian officials say.
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VIDEO: CCTV shows moment of Syria attack

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 15:02
related places: Damascus

CCTV has been released showing the moment a suicide attacker targeted Syria's army headquarters in Damascus.
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Obama condemns global extremism

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 1:01
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama condemns violence and extremism as he addresses the UN General Assembly in New York.
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Syria ex-detainees allege ordeals of rape and sex abuse

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 21:00

Allegations of sexual violence against Syrian prisoners
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Egyptian jihadist's path to Syria

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 13:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The path which led Egyptian jihadist to die fighting Assad
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VIDEO: The problems of reporting from Syria

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 11:58

Lyse Doucet on difficulties of getting the truth in Syria
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Syria child trauma 'appalling'

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 4:27

A Save the Children report finds numerous cases of horrific abuse against Syrian children and urges the UN to do more to document them.
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Syria worsening, says UN envoy

Monday, September 24th 2012, 20:01
related places: Aleppo

Syria's conflict is "extremely bad and getting worse", UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says, as deadly government strikes are reported in Aleppo.
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Grim determination in Assad Alawite heartland

Monday, September 24th 2012, 10:45

Lyse Doucet finds grief and defiance at Syrian Alawite funeral
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VIDEO: Suffering in Assad-supporting village

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 18:50
related places: Latakia

While many of the casualties in the Syrian conflict are civilians, the region of Latakia in the west of the country is seeing more of its men die on the government's side.
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VIDEO: Syrian opposition denounces regime

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 17:10

In Syria, a meeting of authorised opposition parties has called for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad's government and an immediate ceasefire.
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Opposition meeting in Damascus

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 14:23
related places: Damascus

A rare meeting of Syrian opposition figures in the capital Damascus hears calls for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Rebel command 'moved into Syria'

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 20:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The rebel Free Syrian Army announces it has moved its command centre from Turkey to "liberated areas" inside Syria.
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VIDEO: Syria: Aleppo assault continues

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 18:15
related places: Aleppo

A government offensive against rebel districts in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo is reportedly continuing, with amateur video appearing to show the aftermath of an airstrike on the Al-Missar quarter.
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Lebanon's fears of a proxy war

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 11:01
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Syria's spreading conflict strikes fear in Beirut's glitzy malls
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Arab Spring brought chaos - Assad

Friday, September 21st 2012, 17:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is quoted by an Egyptian magazine as saying the Arab uprisings only brought chaos and the Syrian rebels cannot win.
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Syrian plane 'bombs petrol queue'

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 18:52

A Syrian warplane attacks a petrol station in the north-east of the country, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens more, opposition activists say.
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Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane'

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 14:22
related places: Damascus

A Syrian helicopter reportedly crashes after clipping the tail of a plane and an air strike is said to have caused heavy casualties near a petrol station.
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'No military solution' in Syria

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 5:08

The UN secretary general says there may not be a military solution to Syria's conflict, though both sides seem intent on defeating the other by force.
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VIDEO: Syrian life amid violent conflict

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 1:46

Amnesty International has warned that the civilian population in many parts of Syria is in a desperate state, with the conflict in the country in its eighteenth month.
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School in a time of war

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 0:53
related places: Damascus

Damascus children return to their classrooms in war-torn city
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Heavy fighting in Damascus suburb

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 18:34

Heavy fighting hits Syria's capital Damascus, as Amnesty International says government forces are "indiscriminately" bombing civilians.
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VIDEO: 'Business as usual' in Syrian capital

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 17:34
related places: Damascus

The neighbourhood of Midan has long been the livliest and most popular in Damascus, and despite heavy shelling it is business as usual.
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UN adds to Syria war crimes list

Monday, September 17th 2012, 11:06

A UN commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria says it has drawn up a new secret list of Syrians and units suspected of war crimes.
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AUDIO: Blair call to 'ramp up' on Syria

Monday, September 17th 2012, 9:05

Tony Blair, former prime minister and currently Middle East "quartet" representative, said he would be advocating "ramping up where we are" in Syria.
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Aleppo's deadly aerial warfare

Monday, September 17th 2012, 4:00
related places: Aleppo

The BBC's Paul Wood sees the deadly assault on Syria's second city, Aleppo
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VIDEO: Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Iraq

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 21:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UN special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees in the Domiz camp in the northern Iraqi Kurdish province of Duhouk.
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Envoy's warning after Assad talks

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 12:09

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warns the Syrian crisis presents a "threat to the world" after holding his first meeting with President Bashar al-Assad.
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Syria: Perilous history lessons

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 10:39

800 years of failed Syrian interventions
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Pope urges end to fundamentalism

Friday, September 14th 2012, 17:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Pope Benedict XVI urges religions to root out fundamentalism, as he visits Lebanon in the midst of anger over an anti-Islam film.
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New Syria envoy in Damascus talks

Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:47

The new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is to meet an opposition group as his first mission to the war-torn country continues.
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