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Syria conflict: US coalition admits killing civilians in Manbij

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 20:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manbij

The US-led coalition has admitted to killing 54 civilians in air strikes on Syria in recent months.
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Syria war: Aleppo risks becoming giant graveyard - UN

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 18:55
related places: Aleppo

A UN envoy warns Aleppo could become "one giant graveyard" as Syrian state forces advance on rebels.
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'Rebel-held Aleppo is a disaster area'

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 16:32
related places: Aleppo

A women living in rebel-held Aleppo tells BBC Arabic what it has been like since Syrian troops stepped up their offensive to take control of the city.
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Syria conflict: 'Israeli jets' strike outside Damascus

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 11:02
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Damascus

Israeli jets fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace that struck near Damascus, Syrian state media say.
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Islamic State conflict: Turkey says two soldiers missing in Syria

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 21:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish military officials say they have lost contact with two of their soldiers in northern Syria.
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Syria conflict: US admits mistakes led to strike on state forces

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 17:14
related countries: United States United States

The US admits mistakes led to a deadly coalition strike on Syrian forces intended to target IS.
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Aleppo battle: UN alarm as 16,000 civilians flee government advance

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 16:43
related places: Aleppo

Some 16,000 civilians have fled the Syrian government's advance into rebel-held Aleppo, the UN says.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo defeat 'not the end for rebels'

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 1:23
related places: Aleppo

The fall of rebel-held eastern Aleppo would not mean the end of the Syrian uprising, the opposition says.
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Syria conflict: Rebels lose third of east Aleppo territory

Monday, November 28th 2016, 18:09
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces capture more than a third of rebel-held territory in eastern Aleppo.
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Syria war: Thousands uprooted from rebel-held east Aleppo

Monday, November 28th 2016, 7:24
related places: Aleppo

Thousands of civilians flee rebel-held eastern Aleppo, as the Syrian army continues its offensive.
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Syria war: Army makes rapid gains in rebel-held east Aleppo

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 22:31
related places: Aleppo

Syria's army is making rapid advances into eastern Aleppo, forcing thousands of civilians to flee.
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Aleppo civilians into Syrian government-controlled areas

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 12:19
related places: Aleppo

Syrian civilians flee into government-controlled areas of Aleppo as troops make gains against rebels.
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Syria government forces retake largest Aleppo rebel district

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 10:35
related places: Aleppo

Syrian forces retake the largest rebel-held district in eastern Aleppo, with civilians fleeing the offensive.
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IS conflict: US soldier killed in Syria blast

Friday, November 25th 2016, 11:19
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier is killed in the fight against IS in Syria, officials say, the first such casualty.
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'Error of judgement'

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 14:15

The White Helmets face a backlash after video emerges of volunteers staging a Mannequin Challenge in Syria.
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IS conflict: Turkish soldiers killed in Syria attack

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 11:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Three Turkish soldiers are killed in an attack in Syria that Turkey says was a Syrian government air strike.
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Syria war: Assad officials offer Aleppo rebels football match

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 15:25
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian government drops leaflets inviting rebels in Aleppo to a "friendly" football match.
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Syria war: UN resumes aid to Syrians on Jordan border

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 21:55
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The UN resumes aid to some 85,000 Syrian refugees on Jordan's border - the first deliveries since August.
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Syrian conflict: Surgeon says life in Aleppo 'like a holocaust'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 15:27
related places: Aleppo

A surgeon has told the BBC's World Have Your Say about the destruction of many hospitals in Aleppo, and described life in the besieged city as "like a holocaust".
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Turkey seeks arrest of Syrian Kurdish political leader

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 14:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Turkey issues an arrest warrant for a Syrian Kurdish leader over a deadly bombing in Ankara.
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Refugee cafe

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 0:57
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Oberhausen

The BBC visits Oberhausen in Germany and finds how earlier migrants are helping new arrivals from Syria.
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Arming the enemy

Monday, November 21st 2016, 22:36

Weapons for Western-backed rebels in Syria are ending up in the hands of IS, reports Gordon Corera.
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On the weapons trail: How does IS arm itself?

Monday, November 21st 2016, 22:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Weapons meant for Western-backed rebels in Syria are ending up in the hands of so-called Islamic State in neighbouring Iraq - but how are they getting there?
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Syria conflict: Almost one million living under siege - UN

Monday, November 21st 2016, 21:53

The number of people living under siege in Syria doubles this year to almost a million, the UN says.
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Syria war: Aleppo self-rule plan rejected by government

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 16:24
related places: Aleppo

A UN self-rule plan to end heavy fighting in the city of Aleppo is rejected by the Syrian government.
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Using dance therapy to treat Syrian child refugees

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 14:35

Some Syrians in Istanbul are being treated for what they have been though in a unique way.
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Syria conflict: Moment of blast at rebel Aleppo hospital

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 4:49
related places: Aleppo

Dramatic pictures show the moment a hospital in rebel-held east Aleppo in Syria was hit by a bomb.
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'A way out'

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former professional goalkeeper Fahd Saleh is building a new life in England after fleeing Syria and the threat of torture.
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Bombing of Aleppo 'most intense ever'

Friday, November 18th 2016, 16:20
related places: Aleppo

Rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo are heavily bombed as the UN warns of a bleak winter.
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Syria conflict: Strikes on rebel-held Aleppo 'kill 25'

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 16:40
related places: Aleppo

At least 25 people are killed in the latest bombardment of rebel-held Aleppo, Syrian activists say.
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Minnesota court jails leader of Islamic State plot for 35 years

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 0:19

A Minnesota man who plotted to fight in Syria for the so-called Islamic State is jailed for 35 years.
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Syria conflict: Children's hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 22:01
related places: Aleppo

A children's hospital is reportedly hit as the Syrian government bombards rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
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Aleppo: Mother films bombing from rooftop

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 15:31

Fatemah Alabed is an English teacher living in East Aleppo - she has three children. She filmed the scene as Syrian jets resumed their bombing of the city.
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Syria conflict: Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 12:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Manbij

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia is to pull its forces from the town of Manbij, as demanded by Turkey.
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Syria conflict: Air strikes resume on rebel-held Aleppo

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 19:38
related places: Aleppo

Aircraft bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo for the first time in three weeks, Syrian activists say.
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Syrian rebel in Austria on 20 civil war murder charges

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 18:08
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria charges a Syrian rebel accused of executing Syrian government soldiers with 20 murders.
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Syria conflict: Food rations run out in rebel-held Aleppo

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 14:51
related places: Aleppo

The last food rations are being distributed in besieged rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo, the UN says.
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Syria conflict: Coalition strike 'kills 20 civilians near Raqqa'

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

A US-led coalition strike kills 20 civilians in a village north of IS-held Raqqa - Syrian activists.
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Children pulled from from Syria rubble

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 0:05

Syrian Civil Defence footage shows children being rescued from rubble following an airstrike in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria.
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Belgian jihadist Atar 'co-ordinated' Paris and Brussels attacks

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 19:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: Brussels, Paris

A jihadist in Syria is thought to have organised the attacks on Paris and Brussels, sources say.
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Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS 'capital' Raqqa

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 18:28
related countries: United States United States

A US-backed force announces an operation to capture Raqqa, Islamic State's "capital" in Syria.
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Syria conflict: Ceasefire for Aleppo rebels ends

Friday, November 4th 2016, 18:09
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

A 10-hour Russian-Syrian truce to allow rebels to leave eastern Aleppo comes to an end.
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Syria conflict: Rebels ramp up attacks on government-held Aleppo

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 23:46
related places: Aleppo

Syrian rebels intensify attacks on the government-held part of Aleppo, reportedly killing 12 people.
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German prosecutors arrest Syrian man over 'Islamic State ties'

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 20:12
related countries: Germany Germany

German prosecutors arrest a Syrian man who they suspect of links to the so-called Islamic State.
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Syria conflict: Russia tells rebels to leave Aleppo

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 1:17
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Russia and Syria tell rebel forces in Aleppo to leave by Friday evening.
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Belgium asylum row: Bailiffs threaten minister's furniture

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 18:30
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian minister jokes that bailiffs took his furniture when he refused a court order to give a Syrian family asylum.
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Denmark freezer: Remains of three Syrian refugees found

Monday, October 31st 2016, 15:11
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The bodies of a Syrian refugee and her two daughters are found in a freezer in a flat in Denmark.
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Aleppo siege: UN envoy Mistura 'appalled' by rebel attacks

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 21:52
related places: Aleppo

The UN special envoy for Syria condemns the targeting of civilians in the city of Aleppo by rebels.
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Syria conflict: Rebel groups launch Aleppo offensive

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 3:35
related places: Aleppo

Rebel groups in Syria have launched a major offensive to try to break the government siege of eastern Aleppo, the city at the heart of Syria's civil war.
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Syria rebels 'in push to break Aleppo siege'

Friday, October 28th 2016, 18:47
related places: Aleppo

Rebels in Syria announce an offensive aimed at breaking the government's siege of eastern Aleppo.
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Syrian family: 'Accepted for asylum, then denied'

Friday, October 28th 2016, 11:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Longman speaks to a Syrian family accepted for asylum in the UK twice - but then turned down twice.
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Syria conflict: UN urges inquiry into deadly air strike on school

Friday, October 28th 2016, 8:11

UN chief Ban Ki-moon demands an immediate inquiry into an air strike that killed children in Syria.
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Syrian family granted asylum in UK stuck in Lebanon

Friday, October 28th 2016, 3:23
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Syrian family accepted for asylum in the UK have their relocation plans cancelled twice.
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Russia warships: Kuznetsov battle group 'refuels off North Africa'

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 17:52
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian naval battle group is reportedly refuelling at sea off North Africa en route to Syria.
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Syria conflict: Schoolchildren killed in Idlib air raids

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 16:58
related places: Idlib

More than 20 people, many of them schoolchildren, die in air strikes in rebel-held Syria.
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Syria conflict: Helicopter 'drops bombs on Turkish-backed rebels'

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 12:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it believes a Syrian government aircraft has attacked Turkish-backed rebels battling IS.
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Spain urged not to allow refuelling of Russian warships

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 11:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Spain Spain

Spain is urged by Nato allies not to allow refuelling of Russian warships bound for Syria.
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Trump: Clinton's foreign policy plan would start WW3

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 6:52

Donald Trump says presidential rival Hillary Clinton's Syria plan would lead to "World War Three".
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'Aleppo toy smuggler' Rami Adham rejects fraud claims

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 23:01
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Aleppo

A Finnish-Syrian man known for smuggling toys into Aleppo rejects fraud allegations after Finnish police launch an investigation.
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Sew to survive

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 0:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Panorama has gone undercover in Istanbul and found evidence that Syrian refugee children are making clothes for leading British brands.
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Syria war: Aleppo ceasefire ends with clashes

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 20:33
related places: Aleppo

Heavy clashes are reported in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo soon after a three-day ceasefire ended late on Saturday.
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Syria blamed for chemical weapons attack in 2015

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 7:21
related places: Idlib

Syrian government forces carried out a third chemical weapons attack last year, a confidential report to the UN Security Council finds.
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Russian warships pass through English Channel

Friday, October 21st 2016, 16:52
related countries: Russia Russia

A flotilla of Russian warships is passing through the English Channel en route to Syria.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo a slaughterhouse, UN rights chief says

Friday, October 21st 2016, 15:29
related places: Aleppo

The UN human rights chief describes the Syrian city of Aleppo as a "slaughterhouse" where "crimes of historic proportions" are being committed.
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Russia EU Ambassador: 'We are not targeting Syrian civilians'

Friday, October 21st 2016, 14:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, tells the BBC it is not Russia's intention to target civilians in Syria.
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Mosul: Islamic State is 'a brutal opponent', says US general

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 21:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Mosul

The head of the coalition forces for Iraq and Syria tells the BBC that the Islamic State group is "a brutal opponent" in the fight for Mosul.
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US General in BBC exclusive: IS 'brutal opponent that must be stopped'

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 15:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The Islamic State group is "a brutal opponent that has to be stopped", the head of the coalition forces for Iraq and Syria has told the BBC in an exclusive interview.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo 'humanitarian pause' begins

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 12:41
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

A "humanitarian pause" in attacks on rebel-held eastern Aleppo - part of a plan to allow civilians and fighters to leave - comes into effect.
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Syria conflict: Jihadists reject Aleppo evacuation offer

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 15:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

A jihadist group rejects a Russian proposal to withdraw from the Syrian city of Aleppo during a "humanitarian pause" on Thursday.
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Syria First Lady Asma Al-Assad 'rejected offer of asylum'

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 19:05

Syria's Asma al-Assad says she rejected an offer to escape the war with her children because it was an attempt to undermine her husband, Bashaar.
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