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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: Pressure grows over Aleppo

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 5:57
related places: Aleppo

The international community steps up pressure on the Syrian government to end its assault on the country's biggest city, Aleppo, amid fears of a bloodbath.
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VIDEO: Syrian families seek refuge in Iraq

Friday, July 27th 2012, 17:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

As the violence continues in Syria, so too does the flow of refugees fleeing the country in search of safety.
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Assad's fall 'a matter of time'

Friday, July 27th 2012, 14:19
related places: Aleppo

The former head of the UN mission in Syria says President Assad's fall is "only a matter of time", as Syrian forces renew an assault on Aleppo.
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VIDEO: The battle for Syria's second city

Friday, July 27th 2012, 13:07
related places: Aleppo

Battles between President Assad's forces and rebels are continuing in the Syrian city of Aleppo, raising fears about the plight of civilians.
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Syria army renews Aleppo assault

Friday, July 27th 2012, 9:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

Government forces resume their attacks on Syria's northern city of Aleppo, as the US says it fears there could be a massacre there.
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US fears for 'massacre' in Aleppo

Friday, July 27th 2012, 6:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The US says it fears Syrian forces are preparing to carry out a massacre in the country's most populous city, Aleppo, as troops encircle it.
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Syrian troops 'mass near Aleppo'

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 17:03
related places: Aleppo

Syrian rebels prepare for a major battle in Aleppo, as government forces are said to be encircling the city and awaiting reinforcements.
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Defections as Syria clashes rage

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 1:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The US confirms the defection of two more high-level Syrian diplomats, as fighting in the key commercial hub of Aleppo intensifies.
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UN urges end to Syria 'slaughter'

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 18:56
related places: Aleppo

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges the world community to act to stop "slaughter" in Syria, as thousands of troops reportedly move on the city of Aleppo.
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Syria soldiers 'head for Aleppo'

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 16:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Aleppo

Thousands of government troops stationed on Syria's border with Turkey are heading to Aleppo to join in fighting in the city, activists say.
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Syrian troops hit back in Aleppo

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 4:55
related places: Aleppo

Syrian pro-government forces launch a counter-attack after rebels seize parts of Aleppo, and a former Assad aide confirms he has defected.
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Warplanes hit Syria's second city

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 20:19
related places: Aleppo

Fighter jets have bombed eastern areas of Syria's second city of Aleppo, a BBC reporter nearby says, in a significant escalation of the conflict.
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Fierce battles in Syria's Aleppo

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 13:45
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

Fierce fighting is reported in Syria's commercial centre, Aleppo, as rebels launch a major offensive to try to capture the city.
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VIDEO: Syria: '12 hour queues for bread'

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 9:50
related places: Damascus

People in Syria's capital Damascus say they are facing difficulties to buy basic amenities, apparently queuing for up to 12 hours to buy bread.
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US gives Syria weapons warning

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 22:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Damascus

President Barack Obama warns Syria it will be held accountable if it deploys chemical weapons after it threatens their use against external attack.
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VIDEO: Close up with rebels battling for Syria

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 21:40

The Syria government has threatened to use chemical and biological weapons if foreign troops are sent in to quell the violence engulfing the country.
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VIDEO: Syrian battle for control in Aleppo

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 18:23
related places: Aleppo

Continued clashes are reported in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, after rebels launched a new offensive at the weekend.
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Syria pledge on chemical weapons

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 17:53

Syria says it will not use chemical weapons against its own people, as rebels tell the BBC they are encouraged by last week's assassinations.
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Syria crisis: Humanitarian pressure grows

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 15:26

Syrian conflict sends thousands of people fleeing to safety
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Arab League calls on Assad to go

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 9:18

Arab League ministers call on Syria's President Assad to step down, as rebels tell the BBC they are encouraged by last week's assassinations.
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VIDEO: Syria: Fighters 'target' children

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 5:46

The international charity War Child has accused all sides in the Syrian conflict of deliberately targeting children.
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Syria troops hit back at rebels

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 4:19
related places: Aleppo

Government forces strike back at rebel-held strongholds in Syria's two biggest cities - Damascus and Aleppo - following a week of rebel advances.
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Clashes in Syria's second city

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 2:00
related places: Aleppo

Heavy clashes between troops and rebels are reported in Syria's second city of Aleppo, a day after the UN extends its observer mission.
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UN extends Syria observer mission

Friday, July 20th 2012, 21:52
related places: Damascus

The UN Security Council unanimously votes to keep its observer mission in Syria for a "final" 30 days, as violence continues in the capital Damascus.
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VIDEO: Syria: Fresh clashes in Damascus

Friday, July 20th 2012, 19:01
related places: Damascus

The UN says tens of thousands of Syrians have been crossing the country's borders into neighbouring countries over the past 48 hours as fighting intensifies.
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Syria crisis: Iraqis flee 'sectarian violence' in Damascus

Friday, July 20th 2012, 17:53
related places: Damascus

Returning Iraqis speak of victimisation by Free Syrian Army
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Syrian refugees flee in thousands

Friday, July 20th 2012, 16:34

Thousands of Syrian refugees pour into neighbouring countries as fighting between government forces and rebels intensifies.
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VIDEO: Syria: Will Assad be gone in 30 days?

Friday, July 20th 2012, 13:30
related places: Damascus

Fierce fighting between government forces and the rebels is continuing in the Syrian capital Damascus.
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Syria attack: Security chief dies

Friday, July 20th 2012, 11:50
related places: Damascus

A fourth top Syrian official dies from injuries incurred in a bombing on Wednesday, as the army ousts rebels from a Damascus neighbourhood.
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Syria rebels seize border posts

Friday, July 20th 2012, 8:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey
related places: Damascus

Syrian rebels capture a number of positions on the country's borders with Turkey and Iraq as the army concentrates on the battle for Damascus.
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VIDEO: Iraqis flee violence in Syria

Friday, July 20th 2012, 3:34

Iraq's government has said its citizens are leaving Syria in large numbers because of the violence there.
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West 'appalled' by UN Syria veto

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 19:59
related countries: China China, Russia Russia
related places: Damascus

Russia and China reject a UN resolution proposing sanctions on Syria, as President Assad appears in public for the first time after a Damascus bomb.
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Troops go in for Damascus battle

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 15:22

Syrian troops mobilise for a new offensive around Damascus, after the deaths of three top regime figures in a suspected suicide attack.
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Syria: Hunting for President Assad's assets

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 12:23

The complexities of trying to find and freeze Syrian leader's fortune
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US sees Assad 'losing control'

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 6:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The killing of three top figures at the heart of Syria's defence establishment shows President Bashar al-Assad is losing control, the White House says.
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VIDEO: 'Celebrations' after Syria officials killed

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 6:08

There have been clashes throughout the night in many parts of Syria, after the deaths on Wednesday of three top regime figures in a suspected suicide attack.
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Viewpoints: Is it time to intervene in Syria?

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 3:59

Analysts debate the case for intervention in Syria
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'Bomb kills' top Syrian ministers

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 18:20
related places: Damascus

Syria's defence minister, President Assad's brother-in-law and the head of the crisis management office are killed in a suicide bombing, state TV says.
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VIDEO: Tension on streets of Damascus

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 15:29
related places: Damascus

President Assad's brother-in-law and Syria's defence minister have reportedly been killed in a suicide bombing in Damascus.
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AUDIO: Syrian 'snipers shoot at anything'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 14:12
related places: Damascus

A woman living in Damascus, Syria, told 5 live that fighting has intensified in the central areas of the city.
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VIDEO: Bomb 'kills Syrian defence minister'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 14:08
related places: Damascus

Syrian Defence Minister Daoud Rajiha has been killed and other officials have been injured in a suicide attack on the national security headquarters in Damascus, according to state TV.
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VIDEO: Syria rebels deny Damascus push

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 6:13
related places: Damascus

Syrian officials have dismissed claims by rebels that they have launched an all-out offensive in Damascus.
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Syria officials deny rebel push

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 21:51
related places: Damascus

Syrian officials dismiss rebel claims to have launched a final assault on Damascus, saying the army repelled isolated terrorist attacks.
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Central Damascus hit by clashes

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Damascus

Clashes erupt in the centre of Syria's capital, as rebels announce they have launched an all-out assault called Operation Damascus Volcano.
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VIDEO: Central Damascus hit by clashes

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 13:17
related places: Damascus

Fighting is intensifying around the Syrian capital Damascus, activists say.
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Assad 'may use chemical weapons'

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 9:54

The most senior Syrian politician to defect tells the BBC that the regime could use chemical weapons, as fighting spreads around Damascus.
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VIDEO: Assad 'will use chemical weapons'

Monday, July 16th 2012, 22:33

The most senior Syrian politician to defect to the opposition has told the BBC the regime will not hesitate to use chemical weapons if it is cornered.
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Clashes spread in Syrian capital

Monday, July 16th 2012, 16:58
related places: Damascus

Armoured personnel carriers are deployed in areas of Damascus, activists say, as fierce clashes rage in the Syrian capital for a second day.
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West 'blackmails' Russia on Syria

Monday, July 16th 2012, 13:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Western attempts to get Moscow to discuss possible sanctions on Syria contain "elements of blackmail".
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'Fierce battles' in Damascus area

Monday, July 16th 2012, 8:45
related places: Damascus

Heavy fighting is reported around the Syrian capital Damascus, as government forces use mortar fire in clashes with the Free Syrian Army.
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VIDEO: War of words amid Syria bloodshed

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 19:39

Violence in Syria has become so widespread that the country is engaged in an internal armed conflict, in effect a civil war, the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.
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Syria rejects UN attack criticism

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 10:24

Syria denies UN claims it used heavy weapons in an attack on the village of Tremseh, saying only 37 people, including two civilians, died.
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UN to resume Syria killings probe

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 7:28

UN observers plan to return to the Syrian village of Tremseh to continue investigations into an attack on Thursday that killed up to 200.
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Syria killings 'targeted rebels'

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 22:32

The attack on the Syrian village of Tremseh mainly targeted rebels and activists, the UN mission says, apparently contradicting civilian massacre claims.
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VIDEO: UN probes Tremseh massacre reports

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 21:54

UN observers are on their way to a Syrian village which anti-government activists say was the scene of a massacre on Thursday.
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