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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

VIDEO: UK medics feared to be in Syria

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 22:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least nine British medical students and doctors are feared to have travelled to Syria to work in areas controlled by Islamic State.
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Fears UK medics crossed into Syria

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 17:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nine British medical students and doctors are feared to have travelled to Syria to work in areas controlled by Islamic State militants.
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'Crew held' in Syria helicopter crash

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 15:51
related places: Idlib

A Syrian government helicopter crashes in Idlib province, with four crew captured and one killed, activists say.
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Kurds targeted in Syria bombings

Friday, March 20th 2015, 20:33

More than 20 people have been killed in a twin bomb attack targeting Kurds marking Persian New Year, or Norouz, in north-eastern Syria, activists say.
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Syria claims downing of US drone

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 12:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Latakia

The Syrian military says it has shot down a US drone near the city of Latakia, a northern stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad.
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US veteran 'tried to join IS'

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 20:19
related countries: United States United States

Prosecutors say Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, a former US airman, tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.
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Syria military 'used chlorine bombs'

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 19:30

Syrian activists accuse government forces of using chlorine in an attack in the country's north-west on Monday, but officials deny the claim.
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Amnesty condemns Syria Raqqa strikes

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 6:21

Syria's government bombed civilians in Raqqa, the stronghold of Islamic State militants, Amnesty International says. alleging possible war crimes.
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'Kidnapped' Dutch kids brought to IS

Monday, March 16th 2015, 22:36
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Chechen woman in the Netherlands takes her two young children against their father's will to join Islamic State militants in Syria, prosecutors say.
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Assad calls for US action on talks

Monday, March 16th 2015, 15:49
related countries: United States United States

Syria's president is awaiting "actions" from the US after Secretary of State John Kerry says negotiations to end the country's war should include him.
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Teen 'planning to head to Syria'

Monday, March 16th 2015, 12:03

An 18-year-old man has been arrested at his Birmingham home on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria to join IS, police say.
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Syria-bound British teenagers bailed

Monday, March 16th 2015, 9:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three teenagers who were stopped from travelling to Syria after UK police alerted Turkish officials are released on bail.
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Turkey returns Syria-bound UK teens

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 23:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three teenagers who were stopped from travelling to Syria after UK police alerted Turkish officials are sent back to the UK.
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Kerry pushes for new Syria talks

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

The US wants to "re-ignite" negotiations with President Bashar al-Assad to end the conflict in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Syria's suffering revealed in satellite images

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 8:46

Satellite images reveal Syria's suffering
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Funeral for German who fought IS

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 5:03
related countries: Germany Germany

About 2,000 people attend a funeral march for German woman Ivana Hoffmann who died fighting Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Volunteering with the Kurds to fight IS

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 0:20

The Westerners who have gone to Syria to fight Islamic State
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VIDEO: Father's tribute to son in Syria

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 18:17

The father of the first Briton to be killed while fighting against Islamic State (IS) has paid tribute to his son.
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First missing UK schoolgirl named

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 17:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bethnal Green, London

A missing London schoolgirl who travelled to Syria ahead of her three friends is named by her father as 15-year-old Sharmeena Begum, from Bethnal Green.
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VIDEO: Britons 'felt compelled' to fight IS

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 22:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former soldier and a City trader from the UK who have join the fight against so-called Islamic State in Syria, say they felt compelled to do so after seeing a IS photos and videos.
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Man held 'for helping UK Syria trio'

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man has been arrested for allegedly helping three British schoolgirls cross into Syria, Turkey's foreign minister says.
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UN powers 'failing' Syrian victims

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 15:00

The United Nations and a global coalition of aid agencies accuse international powers of failing to help the victims of the Syrian conflict.
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'Dozens die' in Syria village battle

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 14:03

At least 50 government soldiers and rebels have died in a battle for control of a strategic mountain village in north-west Syria, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees continue to struggle

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 13:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to Syrian refugees in Lebanon about their struggle to survive, as reports to mark the fourth anniversary of the conflict say civilians have been failed by the UN.
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VIDEO: Has the world failed Syria's civilians?

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 23:51

A report by a global coalition of aid agencies says the United Nations Security Council has failed in its duty to end the four-year-long war in Syria.
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Met 'sorry' over Syria girls letter

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 20:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The head of the Met Police says sorry to the families of three girls missing in Syria after they failed to receive a letter intended for them.
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VIDEO: Ex-hostage on 'fragile' jihadis

Monday, March 9th 2015, 21:35
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A French journalist, Nicolas Henin, who was held hostage for 10 months in Syria by the British militant known as "Jihadi John" describes his captors as "fragile" jihadis.
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Deadly strike on IS oil refinery

Monday, March 9th 2015, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

At least 14 people have been killed in US-led coalition strikes on an oil refinery in Syria run by Islamic State militants, activists say.
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Syria girls' families accuse police

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 7:34

Relatives of three UK schoolgirls believed to be in Syria criticise police for not passing on "vital" information before they disappeared.
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Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'

Friday, March 6th 2015, 17:25

The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike.
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Broken dreams for woman forced to flee IS-held Syria

Friday, March 6th 2015, 1:01

How IS fighter's tip-off led to narrow escape for Syrian woman
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Teacher jailed for Syria 'jihad' plan

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 17:22

A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to fight jihad" is jailed for six years.
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Clashes near Aleppo intelligence HQ

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 14:39
related places: Aleppo

Fierce clashes are reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, near an intelligence facility attacked on Wednesday, as a barrel bomb attack kills 18.
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VIDEO: UN push for localised Syria ceasefire

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 13:28

The BBC's Lyse Doucet has been speaking to the UN's envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura
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Blast hits Aleppo intelligence HQ

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 18:48
related places: Aleppo

Dozens of Syrian security personnel and rebels have been killed in an attack on an intelligence facility in the city of Aleppo, activists say.
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Former UK marine 'killed in Syria'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An ex-Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria, a Kurdish militia says.
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Mother knew Emwazi's voice on video

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 19:23

The mother of Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi says she immediately recognised his voice when she heard him on a hostage video released by Islamic State.
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VIDEO: CCTV of missing girls on way to Syria

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 22:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

CCTV images have emerged showing the three British teenage girls who are believed to have gone to Syria to join Islamic State.
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VIDEO: IS defector: 'Emwazi was a loner'

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 22:41

The BBC speaks exclusively to a former member of Islamic State who met Mohammed Emwazi - dubbed "Jihadi John" - during his early days in Syria.
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'Jihadi John was cold and a loner'

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 22:34

The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, says an IS defector who met him in Syria.
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IS frees 19 abducted Christians

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 21:12

Nineteen of the 220 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped by Islamic State in Syria have been freed, activists say.
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CCTV shows UK girls on way to Syria

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 10:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

New CCTV pictures appear to show three UK girls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.
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VIDEO: Syrian female doctor who fled IS area

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 9:09

In the parts of northern Syria where so called Islamic State has taken control, a brutal code of public floggings and executions is being enforced with particular dangers for women.
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Terror tactics 'flawed' - Davis

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 15:32

The intelligence agencies are accused of using flawed tactics after it emerged they were aware of the man dubbed 'Jihadi John' before he went to Syria.
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PM defends spies over 'Jihadi John'

Friday, February 27th 2015, 16:03

The prime minister defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" from travelling to Syria.
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Islamic State seizure of Syria Christians: What we know

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 22:27

What we know about abduction of Syrian Christians by IS
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Man found with bomb-making equipment

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 17:29

A former Syrian doctor admits having a hoard of explosive ingredients and instructions on how to prepare bombs in Edinburgh.
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VIDEO: Smuggler: 'The girls are now in Syria'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 23:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A people smuggler tells the BBC he spoke to the person who smuggled three UK schoolgirls into Syria.
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New York trio 'tried to join IS'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 22:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

US authorities arrest three foreign nationals living in New York who agents say tried to join the Islamic State in Syria.
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Fears grow for Christians held by IS

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 18:46

There is growing concern over the fate of dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic State militants, amid continuing fighting in north-east Syria.
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Syria barrel bombings 'flout UN ban'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 11:25

The Syrian government dropped barrel bombs on hundreds of sites last year, violating a UN Security Council resolution, Human Rights Watch says.
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Missing UK girls in Syria, police say

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 19:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three missing UK teenagers believed to be heading to join Islamic State militants are thought to have crossed into Syria, police say.
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IS 'abducts 90 Syrian Christians'

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 18:44

Islamic State (IS) militants have abducted dozens of Assyrian Christians from several villages in north-eastern Syria, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syria girls' London school reopens

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 23:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Bethnal Green Academy in east London, which the three missing schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State used to attend, has reopened after half term.
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France stops Syria-bound 'jihadists'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 15:54
related countries: France France

France for the first time confiscates the passports of six of its citizens allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join jihadists.
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Syria trio 'not radicalised' at school

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 13:49

There is no evidence that three girls thought to be going to Syria to join Islamic State were radicalised at Bethnal Green Academy, its principal says.
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Syria girl used sister's passport

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 11:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the three schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State militants flew to Turkey on her older sister's passport, it has been confirmed.
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Syria families 'cannot stop crying'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 20:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Relatives of three missing London girls say there were no signs the teenagers were planning to go to Syria, in emotional interviews appealing for their return.
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VIDEO: 'Syria' girl's sister: She's our baby

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 18:16

Renu Begum, the sister of one of the three girls who are believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State,, urges her to come home, saying she is "our baby".
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Turkey enters Syria to remove tomb

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish forces enter war-torn northern Syria to evacuate troops guarding a historic tomb, demolishing it and moving the remains elsewhere.
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VIDEO: Syria girls 'enticed' on social media

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 13:48

There is still no news of the three schoolgirls who are thought to be trying to cross the border in Syria to join IS.
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