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Syria war: Russia announces partial Aleppo ceasefires

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 19:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Russian forces in Syria will suspend operations in the city of Aleppo from Thursday for three hours each day, its defence ministry says.
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Dancing in Damascus: The man who stayed behind

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 19:03

The war in Syria has now been going for five years and while a lot of people escaped, some of them stayed behind.
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From challenge to chance

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 23:35
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan's recent decision to drop work permit restrictions for Syrian refugees is beginning to show positive results, reports the BBC's Yolande Knell.
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Syria conflict: UN says water and power cuts threaten two million

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 11:20
related places: Aleppo

Water and power supplies in the Syrian city of Aleppo must be repaired immediately or children and their families will be at grave risk of disease, says Unicef.
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Britain's secretive and lethal force in Syria

Monday, August 8th 2016, 20:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BBC News has obtained exclusive photographic evidence, showing for the first time British special forces operating inside Syria.
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Prize city

Monday, August 8th 2016, 11:08
related places: Aleppo

The long battle for the Syria's second city of Aleppo has entered what could be a decisive phase. Shashank Joshi, of the Royal United Services Institute, considers why victory here is so important.
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Syria Aleppo: Jets pound rebels in key city

Monday, August 8th 2016, 11:03
related places: Aleppo

Rebel factions who claim to have made gains in Syrian city of Aleppo come under intense air bombardment from pro-government forces.
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Syria rebels 'break government siege' of Aleppo

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 9:59
related places: Aleppo

Rebel groups in Syria say they have broken a government siege of the crucial northern city of Aleppo but the army says it has pushed them back.
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Amateur footage 'shows Aleppo advance'

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 23:42
related places: Aleppo

Rebel factions in Syria say they have broken a weeks-long government siege of Aleppo - amateur footage purports to show their advance towards the city.
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Syrian rebels 'free Manbij civilians'

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 15:22
related places: Manbij

Video posted online claims to show civilians being evacuated from the centre of the Syrian city of Manbij amid heavy gunfire.
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Syrian rebels 'seize key town Manbij from IS'

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 11:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manbij, Arab

A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters has seized most of the key Syrian city of Manbij from so-called Islamic State, monitors say.
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Syria Aleppo siege: Rebels storm artillery base

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 1:23
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

Islamist rebel groups storm an artillery base in the city of Aleppo to try to end a government siege but Damascus says the attack failed.
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UN footage shows aid delivery to Syrian refugees

Friday, August 5th 2016, 17:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The UN says it has used cranes to deliver aid to thousands of Syrian refugees stranded on the border with Jordan.
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Syria war: Stranded refugees get first aid in weeks

Friday, August 5th 2016, 9:31
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The UN says it has, for the first time in weeks, delivered aid to thousands of Syrian refugees stranded on the border with Jordan.
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Islamic State: Obama says group is weakening but still a threat

Friday, August 5th 2016, 0:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Barack Obama says there have been gains against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but warns the group still poses a threat.
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Gay Syrian man beheaded and mutilated in Turkey

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 10:28
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

The headless, mutilated body of a gay Syrian man is identified by gay housemates in Istanbul.
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Syrian refugee Ninorta Bahno crowned 'wine queen' in Germany

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 9:08
related countries: Germany Germany

A Syrian refugee has been crowned "queen" of one of Germany's top wine-making regions, the first asylum seeker to receive such an accolade.
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Fears of Muslim refugees in US West

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 23:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Montana

A proposal to settle 100 refugees in the Western US state of Montana has provoked an outcry. Some residents warn of a culture clash between Syrian refugees and the predominantly white local population.
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Syria 'toxic attack': Aleppo rebels accused by Russia

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 20:39
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The Russian military tells the US it believes rebels in the Syrian city of Aleppo deployed "toxic substances" in an attack on Tuesday.
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Syria conflict: Huge 'tunnel bomb' rocks Aleppo

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 10:36
related places: Aleppo

Rebels from the Free Syrian Army release a video that they say shows fighters planting explosives in a tunnel in the Ramouseh district of Aleppo.
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Syria Aleppo siege: Fighting rages as Russian jets strike

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 8:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Intense fighting continues around the Syrian city of Aleppo, where a rebel offensive is trying to break the government siege of opposition-held areas.
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Syrian conflict: Saraqeb 'attacked with chlorine gas'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 15:01
related countries: Russia Russia

About 30 people are affected in a suspected chlorine gas attack in northern Syria, reports say, close to where a Russian helicopter was shot down.
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Burning issue

Monday, August 1st 2016, 19:43
related places: Aleppo

Syrian children burn rubber tyres to try to reduce air attacks in Aleppo following heavy aerial bombardments by pro-government forces.
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Syria war: Russian helicopter shot down, killing five on board

Monday, August 1st 2016, 15:39
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian military helicopter is shot down in Syria killing all five on board in the deadliest single incident for Russia's military since its air campaign began.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo residents create 'smoke curtain'

Monday, August 1st 2016, 4:01
related places: Aleppo

A 'smoke curtain' to disrupt warplanes above Aleppo was created on Sunday by residents burning tyres, according to Syrian activists.
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German youths teach language to Syrians

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 23:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cologne

Teenagers at a Cologne school are teaching German to Syrian refugees in their spare time, the BBC's Jamsheda Young reports.
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Syria conflict: 'Families leave' besieged Aleppo

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 21:18
related places: Aleppo

Dozens of families have left besieged areas of the city of Aleppo along a humanitarian corridor, Syrian state media say.
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France church attack: Kermiche friend 'detained before assault'

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 13:45
related countries: France France

The friend of a man who killed a priest in France, who had tried to travel with him to Syria, was detained days before the attack, reports say.
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Airstrike on Syria maternity hospital leaves two dead

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 10:08
related places: Idlib

A maternity hospital in Idlib province was hit in an air strike on Friday. Two people are reported to have been killed.
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Syria conflict: Deadly strike on Save the Children maternity hospital

Friday, July 29th 2016, 19:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

An air strike hits a maternity hospital supported by Save the Children in north-western Syria, killing two people and wounding three others.
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Conscious uncoupling

Friday, July 29th 2016, 14:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Syrian jihadists Jabhat al-Nusra's decision to detach itself from al-Qaeda could end up strengthening the group, says David Roberts of King's College, London.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo 'corridors' must be protected - Red Cross

Friday, July 29th 2016, 1:28
related places: Aleppo

Civilians allowed to flee besieged areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo using new humanitarian corridors must be given protection, the Red Cross says.
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Virtual reality

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 23:31

Popular fantasy figures are finding new roles as symbols of Syria's war, as activists use childhood nostalgia to express their sense of loss, writes the BBC's Carine Torbey.
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Out of the sea

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 23:00

Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini was swimming for her life in the sea towards Europe a year ago - now she is about to swim at Rio 2016.
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Syrian Nusra Front announces split from al-Qaeda

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 18:31

The Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra announces it has split from al-Qaeda, but the US says it still views it as a terrorist organisation.
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Syria conflict: 'Exit corridors' to open for Aleppo, says Russia

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 11:15
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Corridors are to be opened to allow civilians and rebels to leave besieged areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Russia says.
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Secret library

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 23:15

Enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with books rescued from bombed buildings - and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.
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Swimming for survival

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 20:55

To escape Syria, Yusra Mardini swam part of the way to Europe. Now she is preparing for the Rio Olympics.
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Syria blast: 'People are buried under the ruins' in Qamishli

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 20:20

A bomb blast has hit the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria.
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Syria: An American doctor's experience in Aleppo

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 17:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo, Chicago

Dr Samer Attar, a surgeon from Chicago, has just returned from his most recent visit to Aleppo in Syria, working in underground hospitals.
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Syria: Deadly IS blast rocks Kurdish city of Qamishli

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 15:58

At least 40 people are killed by a truck bombing in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria, state TV reports.
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The Syrian refugees in 'no man's land'

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 14:13
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Aid agencies say urgent help is needed for more than 85,000 Syrian refugees stuck in "no-man's land" by their country's border with Jordan.
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Turkey's Erdogan criticises EU over Syria refugee deal

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 10:13
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's President Erdogan accuses the EU of dishonesty over a deal to contain the influx of Syrian refugees.
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Pushing boundaries

Monday, July 25th 2016, 23:07

Syria's Kurds have come a long way since declaring self-rule in 2013, but territorial expansion is creating its own problems, writes the BBC's Lina Sinjab.
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Ansbach explosion: Bomber pledged allegiance to IS

Monday, July 25th 2016, 20:55
related countries: Germany Germany

Video showing the Syrian man who blew himself up in Ansbach, Germany, pledging allegiance to so-called Islamic State is found on his phone, officials say.
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Ansbach eyewitness: 'I was screaming my sister's name'

Monday, July 25th 2016, 16:41
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Ansbach

An eyewitness describes the panic after a failed Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up in the German town of Ansbach.
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Ansbach explosion: Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up

Monday, July 25th 2016, 10:02
related countries: Germany Germany

A failed Syrian asylum seeker has exploded a bomb outside a music festival in southern Germany, killing himself and wounding 12 other people.
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Germany machete attack: Syria migrant 'kills woman'

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 18:07
related countries: Germany Germany

A woman is killed and two other people injured in south-western Germany in a machete attack by a Syrian asylum-seeker, police say.
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Left in no-man's land

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 19:41
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Tens of thousands of refugees remained stranded in a closed military zone between Syria and Jordan, with conditions rapidly deteriorating, reports the BBC's Yolande Knell.
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Syria war: Aleppo tunnel bomb 'kills 38 government troops'

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 14:29
related places: Aleppo

Dozens of pro-government troops were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel underneath a building in the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say.
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Choked off

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 23:18
related places: Aleppo

Surrounded by government forces, the Syrian city of Aleppo could be facing its last gasp after holding out for four years, writes Diana Darke.
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Pokemon in Syria

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 19:04

Syrians are using Pokemon to try to get the outside world to focus on the war in their country.
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Syria conflict: Exclusive BBC report from inside IS-held Manbij

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 15:18
related places: Manbij

The BBC gets exclusive access to the Syrian town of Manbij, which Kurdish-led forces are trying to capture from so-called Islamic State.
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Syria conflict: Boy beheaded by rebels 'was not fighter'

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 10:21

A Palestinian boy who was filmed being beheaded by Syrian rebels on Tuesday was not a fighter, a pro-government Palestinian militia says.
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Syria conflict: Rebels 'filmed beheading boy' in Aleppo

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 16:40
related places: Aleppo

Videos emerge online appearing to show Syrian rebels taunting and then beheading a boy they say is a captured pro-government Palestinian fighter.
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Syria conflict: 'Dozens of civilians killed' in US-led strikes near Manbij

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 11:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manbij

At least 56 civilians have been killed in US-led coalition air strikes near the Islamic State stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, activists say.
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Punishment rules found in IS school

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 23:21

The BBC's Jiyar Gol reports from inside an abandoned IS school in northern Syria, where militants left rules for punishment behind.
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Syria conflict: Air strikes 'kill at least 28' in Aleppo

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 23:25
related places: Aleppo

Air strikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo kill at least 28 civilians, including children, according the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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Assad: No talks with Russia about leaving power

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 9:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad says Russia has never talked to him about leaving power as part of any deal to end the conflict in his country.
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Surviving in Darayya: 'We don't have homes anymore'

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 8:33
related places: Damascus, Darayya

The BBC meets families surviving daily shelling in the rebel-held city of Darayya, near Damascus.
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Turkey PM Yildirim hints at mending ties with Syria

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 17:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey

PM Binali Yildirim says Turkey will try to develop good relations with Syria, in an apparent U-turn aimed at securing "regional stability".
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Syria conflict: Russian jets 'bomb refugee camp on Jordan border'

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 10:29
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Russia Russia

Jets bombed a Syrian refugee camp on the border with Jordan, killing at least eight people, activists say.
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University of Anywhere

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 9:24

An online university is offering 500 refugees from Syria's civil war free places on its degree courses.
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Syria conflict: Rebels launch attack in divided Aleppo

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 2:04
related places: Aleppo

Syrian rebel fighters launch an assault on government-held districts of Aleppo, after troops cut their only route into the divided northern city.
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IS loses 12% of territory since January - IHS

Monday, July 11th 2016, 9:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Islamic State group lost 12% of the territory it controlled in Iraq and Syria in the first half of 2016, the defence consultancy IHS says.
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Russian helicopter shot down in Syria

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 7:03
related countries: Russia Russia

So-called Islamic State releases footage of what is believed to be a Russian helicopter being shot down near Palmyra, Syria.
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Marie Colvin's family sues Syria over death in Homs

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 5:00
related countries: United States United States

The family of US reporter Marie Colvin, killed in Syria in 2012, sues the Assad government, alleging she was murdered as part of a policy to kill journalists.
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Two Russian pilots killed in helicopter downing in Syria

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 21:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Two Russian pilots are killed after their military helicopter is shot down by Islamic State fighters near the Syrian city of Palmyra, Moscow says.
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Islamic State conflict: Nato surveillance planes to help US-led coalition

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 17:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Nato has agreed to use surveillance planes in the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg says.
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