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News: Syria

We have started to collect the most important news related to Syria in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Syria – overview

Syria: news

VIDEO: Explosions as coalition strikes IS

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 20:20

The Syrian town of Kobane is still under siege, two weeks after Islamic State fighters began their assault.
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Fresh strikes around key Syrian town

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 15:31
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
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VIDEO: Chaotic scenes at exit point for Syrians

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 15:28
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Paul Adams reports from the Syrian-Turkish border where thousands of refugees are attempting to reach safety.
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Syria peacekeeping 'impossible'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 12:14
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says it will not participate in "impossible or unclear" UN peacekeeping missions after a rebel ambush in the Syrian Golan Heights.
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BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 10:20
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

BBC World News America wins two News and Documentary Emmys for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).
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Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 23:54

Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries
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Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 21:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
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Monday, September 29th 2014, 17:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Antwerp

Forty-six people go on trial in Antwerp on charges of belonging to a group that sent jihadists to Syria, in the largest case of its kind in Belgium.
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VIDEO: Turkey stops Kurds from Syria fight

Monday, September 29th 2014, 14:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The refugee crisis from Kobane in Syria has revived tensions between the Turkish government and Turkish Kurds, as Turkey prevents Kurds from leaving the country to fight against Islamic State in Syria.
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Obama: US underestimated rise of IS

Monday, September 29th 2014, 8:54
related countries: United States United States

President Obama acknowledges that US agencies underestimated the threat posed by the Islamist insurgency in Syria.
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VIDEO: 'Underestimated' - Obama on IS rise

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President Obama says American intelligence underestimated the growing strength of Islamic State militants occupying large parts of Syria and Iraq.
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Turkey's PKK peace process 'at risk'

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 19:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's role in Syria may put peace deal with its Kurds at risk
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Coalition planes bomb IS refineries

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 17:06
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US-led coalition aircraft target four makeshift oil refineries under Islamic State control in Syria, with explosions reported near the Turkish border.
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Al-Nusra threat over air strikes

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 9:48
related countries: United States United States

Syrian militant group al-Nusra Front denounces US-led air strikes as "a war against Islam", as the campaign against Islamic State continues.
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US jets join IS Syria border battle

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 23:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

US-led coalition air strikes hit Islamic State targets near the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on the border with Turkey, the Pentagon confirms.
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US-led air strikes 'damaging IS'

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 5:48
related countries: United States United States

The US armed forces head says air strikes are damaging Islamic State in Syria but will not alone defeat it, as jihadists close in on a Kurdish town.
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IS battles for Syrian border town

Friday, September 26th 2014, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

Islamic State militants advance on the Syrian border town of Kobane, where they are battling Kurdish fighters, as the US-led air campaign continues.
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US air strikes 'destroy IS tanks'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 15:03
related countries: United States United States

US-led air strikes on Islamic State militants have destroyed four tanks during a fourth night of bombardments in Syria, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Watching fight against IS from Turkey

Friday, September 26th 2014, 14:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Karaca

The view from on top of a hill from the Turkish border village of Karaca overlooking Syria shows just how close the country is to the frontline of IS.
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'Over 3,000 Europeans join jihadis'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 11:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The EU's anti-terrorism chief tells the BBC the number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000.
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VIDEO: Refugees coaxed off cruise ship

Friday, September 26th 2014, 9:35
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Police in Cyprus have persuaded nearly 300 migrants, thought to be Syrian refugees, to disembark from the cruise ship that had rescued them.
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Police end Cyprus migrant stand-off

Friday, September 26th 2014, 8:44
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Police in Cyprus persuade nearly 300 migrants, thought to be Syrian refugees, to disembark from the cruise ship that had rescued them.
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VIDEO: Cyprus ship migrants 'won't leave'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 5:29
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Almost 350 people, said to be Syrian refugees, are refusing to disembark from a cruise ship that rescued them from a small boat stranded off Cyprus.
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VIDEO: British jihadist 'was normal lad'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 22:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Aleppo, Brighton

A British jihadist who knew Ibrahim Kamara, the 19-year-old from Brighton believed to have been killed in a US airstrike on Aleppo earlier this week, speaks about their time in Syria.
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VIDEO: Syria refugees stranded in no man's land

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 21:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey

There has been renewed fighting around the Syrian town of Kobane - intensifying the surge of refugees trying to cross into Turkey.
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US releases IS oil strike images

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon releases footage and still photos of its air strikes on oil refineries controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria.
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Lebanon raids Arsal refugee camps

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 19:13
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

At least one person was killed and two wounded during a search for militants at refugee camps near Lebanon's border with Syria, the Lebanese army says.
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US hits IS oil targets in Syria

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:53
related countries: United States United States

The US-led coalition targets oil refineries controlled by Islamic State militants in Syria while Kurdish forces battle them on the ground.
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Gulf female pilot in strikes on IS

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 15:42
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates' first female air force pilot took part in air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, UAE officials confirm.
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VIDEO: US targets Syrian oil refineries

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 12:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

World leaders at the UN discuss the Islamic State crisis, as US and Arab jets bomb targets in Syria for a second day.
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UN aims to block jihadist recruits

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 6:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The UN Security Council orders states to block the flow of jihadists to Iraq and Syria, as US jets bomb Islamic State (IS) militants.
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Obama condemns IS 'network of death'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 20:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President Obama urges a global drive against the Islamic State's (IS) "network of death", as US air strikes intensify in Iraq and Syria.
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French lament 'jihadi' arrest fiasco

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 15:32
related countries: France France, Turkey Turkey

A French minister criticises Turkey after plans to arrest suspected jihadis returning from Syria collapse when they are put on the wrong flight.
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Air strikes on IS in Iraq and Syria

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 14:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US military says its warplanes have hit more Islamic State (IS) vehicles and arms dumps in Iraq and Syria.
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VIDEO: Refugees 'crossing back into Syria'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 12:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem says after witnessing thousands of refugees fleeing IS militants in Syria over recent days, today he saw people crossing back into the country from Turkey.
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VIDEO: US and Arab allies target IS in Syria

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 23:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Arab

US President Barack Obama has hailed the support of Arab nations in air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants, saying: "This is not America's fight alone."
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VIDEO: Syria conflict 'enters new phase'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 22:53
related countries: United States United States

Syria was told of the US air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets before they were launched - but President Assad's regime did not condemn the operation.
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IS 'not America's fight alone'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 22:07

President Obama hails the support of Arab nations in air strikes which reportedly killed dozens of Islamic State and jihadist militants in Syria.
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Views on Syria from a small US town

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 17:46
related countries: United States United States

Views on Syria air strikes from a small US town
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US strikes Islamic State in Syria

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 14:04
related countries: United States United States

The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.
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Israel downs Syrian fighter jet

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 10:31
related countries: Israel Israel

A Syrian fighter jet which apparently strayed into Israeli airspace over the occupied Golan Heights is shot down by the Israelis.
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VIDEO: US launches air strikes on Syria

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 2:49
related countries: United States United States

The US and allied nations have launched a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Thousands of Kurds flee Syria

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 22:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Mark Lowen speaks to refugees on Turkey's border with Syria, as the Turkish government says more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed over in the last three days to try to escape IS militants.
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UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 19:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.
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Turkey clamps down on Syria border

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 12:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the arrival of at least 130,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.
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VIDEO: Turkey fires tear gas to repel Kurds

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 21:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish security forces have fired water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees on the border.
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Turkish troops clear border Kurds

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 11:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish troops fire water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered at the border in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees.
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VIDEO: 66,000 cross from Syria into Turkey

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 18:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Since parts of the border were opened 66,000 people have crossed from Syria into Turkey in just 24 hours, a Turkish government official tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: French launch first strikes on IS

Friday, September 19th 2014, 22:49
related countries: France France, Iraq Iraq

French fighter jets have launched their first air strikes against Islamic State in northern Iraq as Kurds in northern Syria flee attacks by IS militants.
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Syrian heritage destruction revealed in satellite images

Friday, September 19th 2014, 16:31

Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war
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Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds

Friday, September 19th 2014, 12:20

Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.
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Obama hails Congress vote on Syria

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 23:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.
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Senate backs arming Syria rebels

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 22:38
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate passes a bill authorising a plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.
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VIDEO: Syrian army 'at war with IS extremists'

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 13:13

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has travelled with the Syrian army to the front line where forces are fighting what they call religious extremists.
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Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up'

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:17

Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.
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Muslim call for release of hostage

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Muslim leaders call for the immediate release of Alan Henning, the UK hostage threatened with death by Islamic State extremists in Syria.
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US House approves Obama Syria plan

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 23:47
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives approves President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.
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Obama: No US combat mission in Iraq

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 22:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President Barack Obama has said US troops fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria "do not and will not have a combat mission".
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