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Syrian asylum seeker in Austrian court charged with 20 murders

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 12:14
related countries: Austria Austria

An asylum seeker appears in an Austrian court after speaking of killings that took place in Syria.
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Syria crisis: Footage shows girl 'Aya' rescue

Monday, February 20th 2017, 18:49

Footage released by Syria Civil Defence shows a girl being pulled alive from rubble, apparently in Damascus amid reported air strikes.
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Meet the British woman fighting IS

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 11:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Blackburn

This 27-year-old is the first-known British woman to travel to Syria's front line against so-called Islamic State.
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Rebranding exercise

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 2:06

The Syrian jihadist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham has merged with four smaller factions and formed a new alliance called Tahrir al-Sham.
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The battle of al-Bab

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 2:17

Multiple players in the Syrian war are hinging their next move on the fate of the IS-held town al-Bab.
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Syria war: Russian 'friendly fire' kills Turkish soldiers

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 17:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

President Putin sends condolences over the "tragic incident" and both countries plan to investigate.
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US says it killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives in Syria air strikes

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 9:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Idlib

Air strikes near Idlib killed 11 al-Qaeda members, the Pentagon says.
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Feisty FM

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 0:34

It takes a special kind of person to run a radio station in an area controlled by Islamist militants in northern Syria. Raed Fares, who has never lost his sense of humour despite being gunned down by IS.
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Dresden's anti-war sculpture denounced by protesters

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 20:35
related countries: Germany Germany

Demonstrators in the German city say the Syria bus installation should be turned into scrap metal.
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Thousands executed in prison, claims charity

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 6:32

Amnesty International says as many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria.
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Syria conflict: Army cuts IS supply route into al-Bab

Monday, February 6th 2017, 14:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The town of al-Bab is now almost entirely surrounded by Turkish-backed Syrian rebels.
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US sends armoured vehicles to anti-IS fighters in Syria

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 14:57
related countries: United States United States

Fighters battling so-called Islamic State in Syria receive their first delivery of armoured vehicles from the US.
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Syria conflict: Air strikes disrupt Raqqa water supply

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 11:36
related countries: United States United States

US air strikes reportedly cut off the water supply in Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
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On the run from IS in no man's land

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 6:39
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The BBC visited a settlement of 80,000 people stranded between Jordan and Syria.
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Aleppo's online student

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 10:21

A young woman in Syria refuses to let a war and lack of electricity stop her ambition to be a student.
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'I don't belong here'

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 0:04
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian and Pakistani students in the US react to President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven countries.
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Football returns to Aleppo after five years of war

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 0:48
related places: Aleppo

Syrian football fans attend their first live football match in war-torn Aleppo, after years of war.
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Trump and Putin make counter-terror top priority in first call

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 23:46

The Kremlin said both sides agreed to combat terrorism - especially so-called Islamic State in Syria.
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'Some days we wish we were back under shelling'

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 17:27
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

Syrian refugees in Jordan express sadness at President Trump's order to temporarily ban refugees from entering the US.
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Syria regains Damascus water supply plant

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 15:06
related places: Damascus

A deal with rebels in the Wadi Barada area may end weeks of shortages in the capital.
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Syria war: Rebels unite after attack by Idlib jihadists

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 15:06
related places: Idlib

Inter-factional fighting is reported to be some of the fiercest in Syria in recent times.
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Bana Alabed: Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 21:43
related places: Aleppo

"You must do something for the children of Syria," writes a girl famous for her tweets from Aleppo.
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Syrian peace talks: Who's there?

Monday, January 23rd 2017, 19:29
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Astana

Negotiations are under way in Kazakhstan's capital Astana- but who is and isn't taking part?
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Syria: IS destroys part of Palmyra's Roman Theatre

Friday, January 20th 2017, 12:42

IS militants destroy part of the Roman Theatre's facade and a nearby monument.
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Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 13:20

Islamic State jihadists behead four people and shoot eight dead in the ancient Syrian city, monitors say.
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Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey 'in first joint air strikes on IS'

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 18:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Is

Moscow says nine of its jets and eight of Turkey's pounded so-called Islamic State targets.
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Syrian conflict: What's left of Aleppo's Great Mosque?

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 21:13
related places: Aleppo

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has visited the site of Aleppo's Umayyad Mosque to see what's left after the war in Syria.
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A walk through Aleppo

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 19:26
related places: Aleppo

The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen shares his images - and thoughts - from a journey through ruins of Syria's Aleppo.
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Can-do attitude

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 0:14
related countries: Germany Germany

A disabled young Syrian creates a new life in Germany helping other Arab immigrants.
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Obama's Syria legacy: Measured diplomacy, strategic explosion

Friday, January 13th 2017, 2:39

How did a man who took office espousing a new era of engagement with the world end up a spectator to this century's greatest humanitarian catastrophe?
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Syria accuses Israel of bombardment

Friday, January 13th 2017, 1:39
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Damascus

Reports suggest a military airport west of the capital Damascus was hit by rockets.
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Syria conflict: Seven dead in Damascus bombing

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 21:01
related places: Damascus

The attack kills at least seven in a high security area of the capital, destroying several cars.
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Thursday, January 12th 2017, 18:48
related countries: Germany Germany

A Syrian migrant who took a selfie with the German chancellor is to take Facebook to court.
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Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner 'died in Syria squalor'

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 15:46
related places: Damascus

SS captain died in 2001 while living in misery a dilapidated Damascus basement, magazine claims.
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Syrian war: Assad says Aleppo bombing was justified

Monday, January 9th 2017, 15:01
related places: Aleppo

Syria's president justifies the heavy bombing of east Aleppo, recaptured by his forces last month.
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Aqueducts and arbours

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 1:45

From ancient to modern times, Syria's Wadi Barada has been a vital water source, says Diana Darke.
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Aleppo dentist

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 0:47
related places: Aleppo

A Syrian who fled conflict in Aleppo ended up in Somaliland, after searching on Google for a place with no dentist.
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Chaos and carnage after Syria bomb attack

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 15:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 43 people have been killed in a car bomb blast in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz, near the Turkish border.
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Syria conflict: Bomb kills dozens in Azaz on Turkish border

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 14:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 43 people die in a car bomb blast in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz, near the Turkish border.
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Syria conflict: Russia 'withdrawing aircraft carrier group'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 10:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia begins reducing its forces in Syria, starting with its aircraft carrier group, the military says.
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British doctors travel to Syria with 'People's Convoy'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 7:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aleppo

A team of British doctors has travelled to the Syria/Turkey border with a convoy filled with medical supplies in order to set up a children's hospital near Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: Car bomb kills 11 in government-held town

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 16:31

A car bombing kills 11 people in the Syrian government-held coastal town of Jableh, state media report.
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IS conflict: Iraqi forces launch offensive near Syria border

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 13:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq launches a new offensive aimed at driving IS militants from western towns near the Syrian border.
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Syria conflict: Why British surgeon cannot forget this girl

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 23:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British surgeon David Nott operates on refugees in Syria - but there's one patient he can't forget.
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Syrian war: Peace talks under threat amid rebel warning

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 11:43
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Syrian rebel groups suspend preparations for peace talks, alleging government ceasefire violations.
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Safe haven?

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 3:05
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia has so far resettled about half of the 12,000 Syrian refugees it agreed to take last year.
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Syria conflict: UN welcomes Russia-Turkey truce efforts

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 20:35
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Russia Russia

The UN votes to back efforts by Russia and Turkey to end fighting in Syria and hold new peace talks.
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New path for Syria

Friday, December 30th 2016, 23:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish policy towards Syria has changed the conflict - but what does that mean for the opposition?
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Syria conflict: Clashes reported despite truce

Friday, December 30th 2016, 21:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Fighting is reported in parts of Syria despite a nationwide truce coming into force early on Friday.
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Syria conflict: Ceasefire agreed, backed by Russia and Turkey

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 17:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

The Syrian government and rebels agree a nationwide ceasefire, backed by Russia and Turkey.
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Syria conflict: Turkey plans for ceasefire before new year

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 11:05
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it is working with Russia on a ceasefire across Syria to take effect before the new year.
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Syria conflict: Turkey and Russia 'agree ceasefire plan'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 16:13
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Turkey's foreign minister says it has agreed with Russia a proposal for a ceasefire in Syria.
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US says claim it supported IS in Syria is 'ludicrous'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 1:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

The US says there is no basis for the Turkish president's claim that it supported IS in Syria.
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Pope Francis's Christmas message calls for an end to Syrian war

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 12:59

Pope Francis uses his Christmas blessing to call for international efforts to end the war in Syria.
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Pope Francis sends message of peace to Syria

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 11:57

Crowds gathered at the Vatican to hear Pope Francis give his Christmas message, in which he acknowledged the suffering of the people in Syria.
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Syrian girl with severe burns gets life-changing surgery

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 5:53
related countries: Germany Germany

Three-year-old Fatima has been given a chance at a new beginning after being offered life-changing surgery in Germany.
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Desperate measures

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 1:03
related places: Madaya

Desperate calls for help from rebel-held Madaya, besieged by Syrian government forces and allies.
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IS 'burns Turkish soldiers alive' in Syria execution video

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 0:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey

So-called Islamic State releases a video which claims to show two Turkish soldiers burned alive.
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Aleppo battle: Syrian city 'back under government control'

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 21:53
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian city of Aleppo is back fully under government control, the military says.
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Russia used Syria as live-fire training - US general

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 13:00
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US army's commander in Europe criticises Russia's "disregard for civilians" in Syria.
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IS conflict: 14 Turkish soldiers dead in worst day's loss yet

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 22:20
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey sees its worst losses yet since intervening in Syria, with 14 soldiers killed in clashes with IS.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo evacuations resume after 24-hour delay

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 20:24
related places: Aleppo

The final phase of the evacuation of rebel-held Aleppo resumes, after being stalled for a day.
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Bana Alabed, Aleppo's tweeting girl, meets Turkey's President Erdogan

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 12:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Aleppo

Syrian seven-year-old Bana Alabed, who tweeted about life in Aleppo, meets Turkey's President Erdogan.
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Good morning Syria!

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 0:44

A radio station staffed by Syrian exiles in Istanbul broadcasts news, dramas and comedy shows back to Syria. But they say the most important thing they provide is hope.
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Aleppo evacuation: Syrian army warns rebels to leave

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 14:13
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian army calls on the last remaining rebels to leave eastern Aleppo, as evacuations continue.
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Aleppo evacuation: Orphans among thousands to leave Syria city

Monday, December 19th 2016, 14:59
related places: Aleppo

Thousands of Syrians, including 47 orphans, leave besieged Aleppo in one of the biggest evacuations yet.
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Aleppo battle: Hundreds leave Syria city as evacuations resume

Monday, December 19th 2016, 8:13
related places: Aleppo

Hundreds, including seven-year-old Twitter girl Bana Alabed, leave east Aleppo in new evacuations.
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Aleppo battle: Rebels burn Syria evacuation buses

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 20:47
related places: Aleppo, Idlib

The burning of buses sent to evacuate Shia villages in Syria appears to halt latest Aleppo evacuation plan.
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Aleppo evacuation: Thousands stranded in desperate conditions

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 11:34
related places: Aleppo

Reports emerge of civilians forced to sleep in freezing streets as they await evacuation from Aleppo.
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Aleppo evacuation: Thousands wait to leave as 'new deal reached'

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 18:01
related places: Aleppo

Thousands of Syrians in Aleppo and other enclaves wait to be evacuated amid reports of a new deal.
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Syria Aleppo: Thousands wait as exodus from city halts

Friday, December 16th 2016, 21:06
related places: Aleppo

The evacuation of east Aleppo is halted as Syrian rebels are accused of failing to respect a deal.
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