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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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Major Russian naval force sails to North Sea past Norway

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 14:29
related countries: Norway Norway, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Russian aircraft-carrier leads a powerful flotilla past the Norwegian coast, heading for the UK and finally Syria.
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Aleppo bombing 'kills 14 members of one family'

Monday, October 17th 2016, 11:52
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

Fourteen members of one family die in an air strike on Aleppo, as EU foreign ministers discuss Russia and Syria's continued bombing of the city.
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Syria conflict: IS 'ousted from symbolic town of Dabiq'

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 19:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Dabiq

Turkish-backed rebels in Syria have captured the symbolically important town of Dabiq from so-called Islamic State, say rebel commanders and monitors.
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Syria conflict: West considers new sanctions over Aleppo

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 18:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

The US and UK warn the Syrian and Russian governments that new economic sanctions could be imposed if the bombing of Aleppo continues.
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Road from Damascus

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 23:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Sami Farah, a young Syrian refugee, tells the BBC he is relieved to have a job in Berlin but anxious about his future.
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Syria conflict: Rebels advance on IS stronghold of Dabiq

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 19:50
related countries: Russia Russia, Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Turkish-backed rebels in Syria are advancing on the symbolically important IS stronghold of Dabiq, as US and Russian envoys discuss efforts to achieve a truce.
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Aleppo's Syria Civil Defence manager on the White Helmets

Friday, October 14th 2016, 17:07
related places: Aleppo

Ammar Al Salmo is the manager of the Syria Civil Defence for Aleppo; he co-ordinates White Helmets rescue teams there.
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Syria's Assad: Aleppo a 'springboard' to winning the war

Friday, October 14th 2016, 11:28
related places: Aleppo

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said victory in Aleppo will make the city a "springboard" from which to retake the rest of the country.
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Syria conflict 'top priority' for next UN chief Guterres

Friday, October 14th 2016, 9:03

The UN's newly-elected Secretary General Antonio Guterres tells the BBC he will make ending Syria's civil war his top priority.
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New UN boss Antonio Guterres: Priority to end Syria conflict

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 21:48

The new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has given his first interview in post and says the conflict in Syria is a priority.
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German terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr's jail death a scandal, says lawyer

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 13:40
related countries: Germany Germany

The death in a German jail of a Syrian terror suspect is a legal scandal, his lawyer says, as officials insist the inmate was not an "acute risk".
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West must stop 'pulverisation' of Aleppo - Boris Johnson

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 13:22
related places: Aleppo

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the West must consider new military options against Syrian forces to stop Aleppo being "pulverised".
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Russia insists air strikes in Aleppo are 'carefully targeted'

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 8:46
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin tells the BBC that the Russian military is "careful about selecting targets" in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: Russian war crimes claim 'rhetoric' says Putin

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 6:29
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

President Vladimir Putin dismisses suggestions that Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria's second city Aleppo.
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Syria's Banksy

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 23:08

A young Syrian street artist offers sharp and hopeful commentary on the country's ongoing civil war.
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Syrian terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr found dead in cell in Germany

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 22:52
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Leipzig

Syrian Jaber al-Bakr, suspected of planning a bomb attack on a Berlin airport, has killed himself in his prison cell in Leipzig, officials say.
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Inside the secret camp where Islamic State defectors go

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 22:12

The BBC has had exclusive access to a secret internment camp for former so-called Islamic State militants and their families in Syria.
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Germany urged to reward Syrian refugees who arrested fugitive

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 11:12
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Leipzig

German politicians and media call for the "heroes of Leipzig," three Syrian refugees who overpowered suspected bomb plotter Jaber al-Bakr, to be rewarded.
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Syria conflict: Rebels set up internment camp for IS defectors

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 9:46

An internment camp for former Islamic State militants and their families, including many Europeans, has been established in Syria, the BBC learns.
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Syria conflict: Russia's Putin halts France visit amid row

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 17:26
related countries: France France, Russia Russia

Vladimir Putin halts a visit to France a day after President Francois Hollande suggests Russia could face war crimes charges for its actions in Syria.
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Child brides

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 10:17

As Syrian refugees struggle to provide for their families, many are resorting to selling their children into marriages, reports the BBC's James Longman.
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Germany bomb threat: Jaber al-Bakr 'caught by three Syrians'

Monday, October 10th 2016, 17:55
related countries: Germany Germany

Three Syrian refugees in Germany overpowered a bomb suspect who gave elite commandos the slip and sparked a two-day manhunt, police reveal.
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Syria conflict: France wants Russia on war crimes charges

Monday, October 10th 2016, 17:00
related countries: France France, Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

French President Francois Hollande suggests Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria's second city Aleppo.
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Syria: Why does the town of Dabiq matter?

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 10:06
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Dabiq

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are closing in on the so-called Islamic State's stronghold of Dabiq, but why does the town matter?
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IS 'loses more than a quarter of its territory' in Syria and Iraq

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 6:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

So-called Islamic State (IS) has lost more than a quarter of the territory it once controlled, new data shows.
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Syrian refugees trapped in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

Friday, October 7th 2016, 23:08
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Aleppo

Bekaa Valley has become home to many who have escaped Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: US calls for Russia and Syria war crimes probe

Friday, October 7th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

An investigation into possible war crimes by Russia and the Syrian government for actions in Syria should be carried out, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Syrian city of Aleppo 'faces total destruction by Christmas'

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 18:27
related places: Aleppo

The special UN envoy to Syria has warned that the Syrian city of Aleppo will be totally destroyed by Christmas.
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Life under siege

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 13:40

Some 275,000 people are trapped in rebel-held parts of a city at the centre of Syria's war - where do they get their food and are the children going to school?
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Syria conflict: Eastern Aleppo faces 'total ruin' in two months

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 13:32

Rebel-held eastern parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo may face "total destruction" in two months, with thousands killed, the UN says.
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Syria war: IS bomb kills rebels at Turkey border crossing

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 10:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 29 people, mostly rebels, are reportedly killed in a bombing claimed by so-called Islamic State near Syria's border with Turkey.
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Syria conflict: Aid convoy attack was air strike, UN expert says

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 16:00

Analysis of satellite imagery taken after a deadly attack on an aid convoy in northern Syria last month shows it was an air strike, a UN expert says.
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Respect us!

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 1:24
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia and the US are seemingly on a collision course over Syria and a host of other issues, writes Steve Rosenberg.
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The bombing of Aleppo's children

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 23:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Nearly 100 children in rebel-held Aleppo have been killed in the past week by Russian and Syrian airstrikes.
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Syria conflict: Russia sends missile system to Tartus base

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 18:20
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Tartus

Russia sends an S-300 air defence missile system to its naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus, amid growing tension with the US over the conflict.
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IS suicide bomber kills 30 at Kurdish wedding in Syria

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 10:26

At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a Kurdish wedding in north-eastern Syria that is claimed by so-called Islamic State.
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Syria conflict: Militant leader 'killed in air strike'

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 9:38

A senior leader of the al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, is reportedly killed in an US air strike in north-western Syria.
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