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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

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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Leaders condemn Syria killings

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 3:47

World leaders condemn a Syrian army attack on opposition fighters in the village of Tremseh which reportedly left up to 200 people dead.
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Syria 'atrocities' shock Annan

Friday, July 13th 2012, 20:21

Kofi Annan decries "appalling" reports of mass killings in the Syrian village of Tremseh, but the army says no civilians died in the incident.
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'Mass killing' in Syria village

Friday, July 13th 2012, 10:31

Some 200 people are reported killed in the central Syrian village of Tremseh, in what would be the bloodiest single incident in the unrest.
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AUDIO: 'Yemen scenario' solution for Syria?

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:13
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The United States has suggested that what it calls the "Yemen scenario" could be the solution to stopping bloodshed in Syria.
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Syria opposition appeal to Russia

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 11:40
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A Syrian opposition delegation visits Moscow to try and persuade Russia to stop supporting the government and discuss efforts to end the violence.
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Annan talks with Syria neighbours

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 22:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan holds talks in Iraq and Iran to discuss possible solutions for ending the conflict in Syria.
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The Tlas defection: A tipping point for Syria?

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 0:29

The significance to Syria of Manaf Tlas's defection
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Annan Syria talks 'constructive'

Monday, July 9th 2012, 15:44

The UN and Arab League's envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, says he has held "constructive and candid" talks with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
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US 'destabilising Syria' - Assad

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 23:28
related countries: United States United States

President Assad accuses the US of helping to destabilise his country by providing political protection for "gangs" inside Syria.
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Syria holds military exercises

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 16:50

Syria holds military exercises simulating responses to "hostile attack", state TV says, as President Assad accuses the US of helping to destabilise his country.
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Lebanon hit by deadly Syria fire

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 11:34
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

At least three people in northern Lebanon are killed and nine injured in shelling from across the Syrian border, officials and residents say.
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UN Syria mission 'to be reduced'

Friday, July 6th 2012, 23:06

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says the observer mission in Syria should be reduced and focused on mediation, after a UN-backed truce failed to take hold.
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