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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

Police 'role in radicalising sisters'

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 1:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bradford

UK police were "complicit" in the radicalisation of three sisters thought to be in Syria with their nine children, lawyers for the families say.
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IS fighters 'laying mines in Palmyra'

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 13:28

Activists say Islamic State fighters in Syria are planting bombs in Palmyra, an ancient city that has some of the Middle East's most important ruins.
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VIDEO: Stranded on the Italy-Austria border

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 8:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Refugees from Syria, and many other people who have migrated to Europe in search of a better life, have been left stuck at national borders across the continent.
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Syria mother 'wanted girls out of UK'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 17:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of three sisters believed to have taken their children to Syria "didn't want her daughters to grow up in England", a friend says.
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Sisters 'split to cross Syria border'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 13:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three Bradford sisters and their nine children have crossed the border into Syria in two separate groups, an IS smuggler tells the BBC.
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Syria's Druze under threat as conflict spreads

Friday, June 19th 2015, 10:14

Syria's Druze under threat as conflict spreads
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VIDEO: Is Iran paying Afghan mercenaries?

Friday, June 19th 2015, 5:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

It is thought hundreds of unemployed men from Afghanistan, supported by the Iranian government, have taken up arms alongside President Assad's forces in Syria.
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The jobless Afghans 'paid by Iran' to fight for Assad

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 19:45
related countries: Iran Iran

The jobless Afghans who say Iran pays them to fight in Syria
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Warrant out for Australia 'IS medic'

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 5:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

An arrest warrant is issued for an Australian doctor who travelled to Syria and joined Islamic State (IS).
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Bradford sisters questioned in March

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 21:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bradford

The three sisters and nine children from Bradford feared to be going to Syria missed a flight in March due to security checks, the BBC learns.
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Syrian rebels set sights on Quneitra

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 11:25
related countries: Israel Israel

A rebel alliance in southern Syria has begun an offensive against government forces in Quneitra province, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
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Syrian air force strikes 'kill 16'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 22:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least 16 people, including 13 children, die after Syrian air force jets bomb a town in the Deraa province, says a UK-based monitoring group.
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Husbands appeal to 'Syria' family

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 18:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The husbands of three UK sisters feared to have travelled to Syria with their children say they "miss and love" them as they appeal for them to come home.
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Kurds deal IS 'biggest setback yet'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 16:17

Syrian Kurds say they are securing the border city of Tal Abyad after seizing it from IS, in what activists say is the militants' biggest setback.
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Fathers fear for 'Syria' children

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 13:50

The husbands of three sisters and their nine children who are feared to have travelled to Syria are said to be "distraught and confused".
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VIDEO: Refugees flee as Kurds 'take IS town'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 23:02

Syrian Kurdish fighters say they have taken control of the Islamic State-held town of Tal Abyad, cutting off a major supply route for the jihadist group.
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Syrian Kurds 'seize IS-held town'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 21:18

Syrian Kurdish fighters say they have taken control of the Islamic State-held town of Tal Abyad, cutting off a major supply route for the jihadist group.
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Fears missing family is Syria-bound

Monday, June 15th 2015, 20:04
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Three sisters from Bradford are feared to have travelled to Syria with their nine children after going on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
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VIDEO: Syrians flee Tal Abyad fighting

Monday, June 15th 2015, 6:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey has allowed dozens of Syrian refugees who have fled fighting between Kurdish and IS fighters to enter its territory.
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Al-Nusra kills Syria Druze villagers

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 13:21

At least 20 Druze villagers have been shot dead by the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in north-western Syria, activists say.
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Briton defends fighting against IS

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 2:38

A Briton who fought against Islamic State forces in Syria tells the BBC he believes he can justify his actions if the police decide to question him.
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VIDEO: Back in UK after fighting IS in Syria

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 19:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Harry has been shot and seen friends die, but he says he did the right thing in joining Kurds fighting the jihadist group.
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Syria film wins documentary award

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 19:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British film-maker who was arrested while making a feature about a Syrian family wins the top award at the UK's leading documentary festival.
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Will Aleppo fall to Islamic State?

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 16:18
related places: Aleppo

Can Syrian city of Aleppo be prevented from falling to IS?
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Syria rebels 'seize major army base'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 13:02

Rebels in Syria say they have captured a major army base in the south of the country, the latest in a string of defeats suffered by the government.
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US army shuts website after hacking

Monday, June 8th 2015, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

The US army temporarily takes down its website after a hacking attack, claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army group.
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'Dozens killed' in Syria air strikes

Monday, June 8th 2015, 12:46

At least 49 civilians, including six children, have been killed in government air strikes on a village in north-western Syria, activists say.
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VIDEO: Migrants' 27-day journey through Europe

Monday, June 8th 2015, 6:17
related countries: Germany Germany, Greece Greece

The BBC follows a Syrian family after they arrived on the Greek island of Leros, until they reached Germany 27 days later.
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British Museum 'guarding' Syria loot

Friday, June 5th 2015, 9:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Museum is guarding a precious artefact that was looted from Syria, in the hope of returning it when the country is stable.
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Syrians 'stranded in Jordan desert'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 13:50
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Hundreds of Syrian refugees are stranded in remote desert areas because Jordan is restricting informal border crossings, Human Rights Watch says.
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VIDEO: Islamic State 'tortures' Syrian boy

Monday, June 1st 2015, 22:34

The group calling itself Islamic State is using children as young as 12 on the battlefield in the on-going conflict there.
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Video 'shows IS torturing Syria boy'

Monday, June 1st 2015, 11:01

A graphic mobile phone video obtained by the BBC appears to show militants from Islamic State torturing a 14-year-old Syrian boy.
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Syria 'barrel bomb strikes kill 72'

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 18:20
related places: Aleppo

At least 72 people have been killed in Syria's northern Aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters, activists say.
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Turkish paper probed on arms claims

Friday, May 29th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish prosecutors launch an investigation after a newspaper releases footage it says proves the security services sent arms to Syrian rebels.
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Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 20:43
related places: Idlib

An Islamist rebel coalition has seized one of the last cities in western Idlib province held by the Syrian government, activists say.
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IS 'kills 20 men at Palmyra site'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 14:59

Islamic State militants killed 20 men at the ancient theatre at the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra, central Syria, a monitoring group says.
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Tajik special ops chief 'joins IS'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 12:22

Tajikistan's special forces chief appears in a video claiming to have joined Islamic State forces in Syria.
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Al-Nusra 'told not to attack West'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:03

Al-Qaeda has ordered its affiliate in Syria not to use the country to launch attacks on the West, the leader of al-Nusra Front says.
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IS women discover 'harsh realities'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 5:28

Young women travelling to Syria to join Islamic State often end up "domestically isolated in severe conditions", new research claims.
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EU states 'must take 40,000 migrants'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 14:13
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Greece Greece, Italy Italy

The European Commission urges EU states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who land in Italy and Greece in the next two years.
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IS 'driven from Assyrian villages'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 13:21

Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages they had seized in north-eastern Syria in February, activists say.
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UK and Russia to resume Syria talks

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 5:14
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.
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IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra

Monday, May 25th 2015, 15:18

Islamic State's capture of Palmyra in Syria threatens the last surviving colony of the northern bald ibis in the Middle East, experts says.
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VIDEO: Can Saudi coalition defeat IS?

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 22:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The recent, dramatic gains by Islamic State fighters across Syria and Iraq are prompting fresh doubts over whether the coalition strategy to defeat them is working.
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VIDEO: The Iraqi refugees displaced by IS

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 14:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

As thousands of people are forced to flee as Islamic State fighters advance in Iraq and Syria. John Simpson visits a camp for displaced people in west Baghdad.
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VIDEO: The Hezbollah site taken from Islamist rebels

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 11:23
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Middle East correspondent Jim Muir reports from a strategic site on Lebanon's border with Syria which was recently captured by Hezbollah forces from the al-Nusra Front.
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Key Iraq-Syria crossing 'falls to IS'

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 10:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Islamic State militants reportedly seize the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing with Iraq, after taking ancient Palmyra.
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'Children died' in US air strike

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 0:36
related countries: United States United States

A US air strike on Syria probably killed two children, the Pentagon says, acknowledging civilian casualties for first time.
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Syria 'trapped civilians in Palmyra'

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 21:02

Syrian troops prevented civilians from leaving the ancient city of Palmyra as it fell to Islamic State militants, the United Nations says.
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Islamic State seizes Syria's Palmyra

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 16:05

Islamic State militants in Syria seize the ancient city of Palmyra, monitors say, putting its World Heritage site at risk of destruction.
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IS 'closes in' on Syria's Palmyra

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 17:32

Islamic State fighters seize part of the Syrian town next to the ancient city of Palmyra as pro-government forces evacuate local residents.
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Canada detains 'IS-bound' youths

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 5:11
related countries: Canada Canada, Iraq Iraq

Ten youths have been arrested by Canadian police on suspicion of planning to travel to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State.
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Syria rebels 'seize key Idlib base'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 22:50
related places: Idlib

Rebels fighting Syria's government seize the last major army base in north-western Idlib province, an activist group says.
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VIDEO: Clooney: Syria 'incredibly complex'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 6:10

George Clooney has told the BBC that he intends to do more to help the people of Syria - but without being formally involved in politics.
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IS 'withdraws' from Syria's Palmyra

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 17:10

Islamic State militants have been pushed back from the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, officials and a monitoring group say.
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US special forces in Syria raid

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 20:38
related countries: United States United States

US special forces have killed an Islamic State commander with a key role in oil and gas operations in a rare raid in eastern Syria, the Pentagon says.
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Heavy fighting at ancient Syria site

Friday, May 15th 2015, 14:52

Syrian government forces try to drive back Islamic State militants from the ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East.
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IS advances on ancient Syrian site

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 21:00

Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East, is reported to be under threat from advancing Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Is Syria's war edging towards an outcome?

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 23:05

Why break-up of Syria could hold the key to ending the war
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VIDEO: Rescued Syria migrant's journey to Germany

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 22:15
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

As the British government says it will opt out of European plans for a quota system for migrants, Damian Grammaticas meets one Syrian who has reached Germany.
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Turkey PM in unapproved Syria visit

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu crosses into Syria on an unauthorised visit to see the tomb of the grandfather of the Ottoman empire's founder.
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US begins training Syrian rebels

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 22:45
related countries: United States United States

The US military is training a small group of Syrian rebels in an effort to build a force confronting Islamic State, the Pentagon says.
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