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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 military 'bombards Aleppo'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 19:18
related places: Aleppo

Security forces shell several opposition-held districts in Syria's second city of Aleppo, leaving at least 19 people dead, activists say.
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Envoy warns UN on Syria conflict

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 21:40

The new UN and Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, says the death toll in the conflict is "staggering" and the destruction "catastrophic".
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Record flight of Syria refugees

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 15:52
related places: Aleppo

The UN says more than 100,000 Syrians fled their country in August, as the head of the Red Cross discusses the aid crisis with President Assad.
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War artist captures life of Syrian town

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 0:05

Broken tanks and bread queues - an artist paints war-ravaged town
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'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 18:27
related places: Aleppo

Activists report a deadly air strike in Aleppo province, as the new UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, tells the BBC his task is "nearly impossible".
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New UN envoy gloomy at Syria task

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 9:13

The new UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, describes his task as "nearly impossible", in comments to the BBC after taking up the post.
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VIDEO: New Syria envoy talks of worries

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 1:00

The new international envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has given a pessimistic assessment of the task ahead of him.
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Blast in 'Damascus security area'

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 11:56
related places: Damascus

An explosion is reported in an area of the Syrian capital Damascus which houses major military and security compounds.
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Jordan in Syria crisis aid plea

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 1:49
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan calls for international help to cope with the influx of refugees, as escalating fighting in Syria increases the number of fleeing civilians.
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Fighting rages at Syria air bases

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 16:54
related places: Aleppo

Fighting breaks out at several air bases in Syria, as new peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi formally takes up his post.
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VIDEO: 'Bloody stalemate' in Syria crisis

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 15:52

Rebels and regime forces have been battling for control of several air bases in Syria, as fighting also continued in key cities.
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Damascus Alawites stand firm behind Assad

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 7:37

Damascus Alawites standing firm behind beleaguered leader
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Syria refugee camp plea vexes UN

Friday, August 31st 2012, 3:28
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The UN Security Council discusses Turkey's demand for refugee camps inside Syria but admits the issue raises "serious questions".
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VIDEO: Egypt criticism prompts Syria walk-out

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 21:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

Ban Ki-moon has criticised Iran's position on Israel and the Egyptian president, Mohammed Mursi, has attacked the Syrian government on the first day of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran.
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Syria walkout after Egypt attack

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 17:16
related countries: Iran Iran

Egypt's president Mohammed Mursi hits out at the "oppressive" Syrian regime at a summit in Iran, sparking a walkout by the Syrian delegation.
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Syria rebels 'down fighter jet'

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 15:59
related places: Idlib

Syrian rebels shoot down a government fighter jet in the north-western province of Idlib, unconfirmed reports say.
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Viewpoint: Syria set for drawn-out conflict

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 0:02

Syrian rivals dig in for long drawn-out battle
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Assad 'needs time to win battle'

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 21:23

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the military needs more time to "win the battle" against rebel forces, as fighting rages across the country.
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Deadly car bomb at Syria funeral

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 6:19
related places: Damascus

Twelve people are killed by a car bomb at a funeral in the Jaramana suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, state TV says.
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VIDEO: Syria helicopter down in Damascus

Monday, August 27th 2012, 21:45
related places: Damascus

Syrian state television has confirmed a military helicopter has come down in the capital, Damascus, with rebels from the Free Syrian Army claiming they shot it down.
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Syria helicopter down in Damascus

Monday, August 27th 2012, 17:00
related places: Damascus

A Syrian helicopter comes down in the capital Damascus, state television reports, with rebels claiming they shot it down.
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Syrian woman tells of 'forced TV confession'

Monday, August 27th 2012, 11:59

Ordeal of Syrian woman 'ordered to admit fabricating TV news'
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VIDEO: Syria government helicopter 'shot down'

Monday, August 27th 2012, 8:46
related places: Damascus

The BBC's Barbara Plett reports as armed rebels in Syria say they have shot down a military helicopter over the capital, Damascus.
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'Scores of bodies' found in Syria

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 16:22
related places: Damascus

Opposition activists say they found scores of bodies in a town near the Syrian capital where government forces carried out a "massacre".
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VIDEO: 'Scores of bodies' found in Syria

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 13:00
related places: Damascus

Opposition activists in Syria say scores of bodies have been found in a town near the capital Damascus, accusing government troops of a "massacre".
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Dust and memories of death

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 0:32

Syria's youngest refugees struggle with conflict memories
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Syria reporter's body flown home

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 13:16
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Aleppo

The body of Japanese reporter Mika Yamamoto, killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, is repatriated, as three other journalists remain missing.
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In pictures: Fighting over Syria grips Lebanon

Friday, August 24th 2012, 16:58
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Fighting over Syria spills over into Lebanon
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Syrian refugees rise to 200,000

Friday, August 24th 2012, 15:49

The United Nations refugee agency says that more than 200,000 Syrian refugees have fled to neighbouring countries as the conflict has intensified.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees soar due to violence

Friday, August 24th 2012, 15:11

The United Nations refugee agency has said more than 200,000 Syrians have now fled the country as the conflict intensifies. That is already more than the figure forecast by the UNHCR for the end of 2012.
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Sunni cleric shot dead in Lebanon

Friday, August 24th 2012, 14:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Three people, including a Sunni cleric, have been killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli amid new sectarian clashes fuelled by the conflict in Syria.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees soar due to violence

Friday, August 24th 2012, 14:08

The BBC's Barbara Plett said the growing numbers of refugees had become a big political issue.
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Heavy clashes in key Syria cities

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 22:26
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

Heavy fighting continues in the Syrian cities of Damascus and Aleppo, reports say, with a rights group saying that civilians have been subjected to "horrific violence".
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Renewed clashes in Lebanese city

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 13:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Fresh clashes erupt in the Lebanese city of Tripoli between two communities at odds over Syria, breaching a fragile truce agreed on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Tensions remain high in Tripoli

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 23:36
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The Syrian crisis has spilled over into Lebanon as tensions remain high in the country's north eastern city of Tripoli.
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Fighting over Syria grips Lebanon

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 23:17
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Twelve people are killed and at least 100 wounded after fighting in a north Lebanese city between two Muslim communities divided over Syria.
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UK joins US in warning to Syria

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 21:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK joins the US in warning Syria that the use or threat of chemical weapons would force the nations "to revisit their approach".
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Chemical weapons 'excuse for US'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 20:31
related countries: China China, United States United States

Chinese state media accuse US President Barack Obama of planning to use Syria's chemical weapons as an excuse for intervening militarily.
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VIDEO: Rebel captive used for 'suicide attack'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 14:20

The New York Times has released video of rebels from the Free Syrian Army trying to use a prisoner as an unwitting suicide bomber in their attacks on government forces.
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Assad exit 'up for discussion'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 2:18
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Damascus

Syria's deputy prime minister says all issues - including President Assad's resignation - are up for discussion, but the West should not intervene.
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Syria's minorities drawn into conflict

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 0:29

Syria's ethnic and religious minorities drawn into conflict
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VIDEO: Learning to play in a refugee camp

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 15:19
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil went to visit the Za'atari refugee in Jordan, where Syrian children have the chance to play again safe from the conflict at home.
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VIDEO: Japanese journalist killed in Syria

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 15:05
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Aleppo

A Japanese journalist, Mika Yamamoto, has been killed in the conflict-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, Tokyo has confirmed.
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VIDEO: Inside Syria: Treating the wounded

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 12:27

Medecins Sans Frontiers says it is currently the only international medical organisation working inside Syria to treat the wounded.
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Deadly clashes in north Lebanon

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 10:28
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

At least three people are killed and 25 hurt in clashes in the Lebanese city of Tripoli between opponents and supporters of Syria's president.
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US warns Syria on chemical arms

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 8:02

President Barack Obama says the use of chemical weapons by Syria would change his calculations on US military action in the conflict.
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Japan journalist killed in Syria

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 3:15
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Aleppo

A Japanese journalist, Mika Yamamoto, has been killed reporting fighting in Aleppo, Syria, Japan's foreign ministry confirms.
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Syria fighting heightens fear in Damascus

Monday, August 20th 2012, 23:48
related places: Damascus

Damascus resident describes effect of fighting in Syrian capital
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UN observer mission in Syria ends

Monday, August 20th 2012, 8:59

The UN's observer mission in Syria formally comes to an end, days after it was decided to cancel it in response to mounting violence.
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Assad in rare public appearance

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 21:13

Bashar al-Assad makes his first appearance in a public place since a bomb attack last month, visiting a mosque to mark Eid al-Fitr.
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VIDEO: Kurds given taste of freedom in Syria

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 18:49

The conflict between rebel forces and those loyal to President Assad in Syria has resulted in the government loosening its grip on the Kurdish region in the North East of the country.
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Brahimi welcomed as Syria envoy

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 12:23
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US, Russia, Syria and others welcome the appointment of veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi as the new international envoy to Damascus.
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Syrian crisis boosts Kurdish hopes

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 11:12

Syrian conflict raises hopes of minority
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Brahimi named new UN Syria envoy

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 4:51
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi takes over from Kofi Annan as the new international envoy for Syria, as fighting continued to rage in the main cities.
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Organisers of first Syria protest - where are they now?

Friday, August 17th 2012, 12:41
related places: Damascus

Where are the organisers of first Damascus demonstration now?
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Bodies 'found outside Damascus'

Friday, August 17th 2012, 10:23
related places: Damascus

At least 60 bodies have been found in a Damascus suburb, activists say, after what the opposition describes as a "massacre" by government forces.
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