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Syria war: IS 'loses control along Turkey border'

Monday, September 5th 2016, 7:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says allied forces have driven so-called Islamic State (IS) from the last stretch of the border with Syria which the militants controlled.
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Syrian troops recapture parts of Aleppo, severing supply line

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 16:54
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

Government forces retake the sites of two military academies seized by rebels last month, severing recently-established rebel supply line.
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Turkey tanks target IS in Syria

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 7:59

Turkey has opened a new line of attack in its operation in northern Syria. Tim Allman reports.
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IS conflict: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 20:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

More Turkish tanks have entered northern Syria in an operation targeting positions held by the Islamic State group, Turkish media reports say.
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Alan Kurdi's father in plea for migrants a year after tragedy

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 22:45

The father of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old boy who drowned a year ago as his family fled Syria, urges Europe to keep its doors open to migrants.
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Syrian boys swim in crater as battle for Aleppo rages

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 12:34
related places: Aleppo

Syrian activists publish photos showing boys swimming in a water-filled crater in the divided city of Aleppo.
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Cluster bombs killed over 400 people in 2015, campaigners say

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 12:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

More than 400 people, most of them civilians, were killed by cluster bombs in 2015 in war-torn countries such as Syria, Yemen and Ukraine.
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IS leader Adnani: Russia says its air strike killed him

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 16:54
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Is

A Russian air strike killed the chief IS strategist in Syria, Moscow says, after the US said it had targeted Abu Muhammad al-Adnani.
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Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 16:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.
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Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo'

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 10:58
related places: Aleppo

The chief strategist of IS, whose calls for attacks against the West led to mass bloodshed, has been killed in Syria, the jihadist group says.
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Syria conflict: Russia questions Syria chlorine attacks probe

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 9:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says it does not accept the findings of a UN-led investigation that said Syria's government had used chlorine in attacks against civilians.
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Syria war: US welcomes pause in Turkish-Kurdish clashes

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 20:52
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

The US welcomes a pause in fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, urging them to focus on fighting so-called Islamic State.
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Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

Monday, August 29th 2016, 19:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.
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Syria war: Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it has killed 25 militants near Jarablus in Syria, while a monitoring group reports 35 civilian deaths in same area.
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Born a refugee: Syria's war babies

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 23:02

More than 300,000 babies have been born as refugees since the start of the Syrian civil war.
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First Turkish death in Syrian campaign

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 22:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey suffers its first loss of life in an intensifying campaign in northern Syria, when a soldier is killed in a Kurdish attack on a tank unit.
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Syrian war: Government regains Darayya after last rebels leave

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 18:36
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian town of Darayya is back in government hands after the last rebels left under a deal to end a four-year siege.
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Why is Darayya important?

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 10:21
related places: Darayya

The evacuation of rebels from the town of Darayya holds strategic and symbolic significance for the Syrian conflict.
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Aleppo residents communicate with family

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 4:04
related places: Aleppo

In Lebanon, Syrian refugee Fatima Tarasho communicates with her family in Aleppo through mobile messaging.
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Syrian war: US and Russia 'achieve clarity on path forward'

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 3:19
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are closer to an agreement on Syria. following talks in Geneva.
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Evacuation of Syrian city Darayya begins

Friday, August 26th 2016, 15:35
related places: Darayya

The rebel-held city of Darayya is being evacuated by government forces after the last rebel fighters agreed to hand over their weapons and leave.
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Syria Darayya: Evacuation of siege town begins

Friday, August 26th 2016, 14:04
related places: Damascus, Darayya

The evacuation of the Damascus suburb of Darayya begins after a deal between the Syrian government and rebel fighters to end four years of siege.
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Darayya siege: Residents and fighters ready to evacuate Syrian town

Friday, August 26th 2016, 12:07
related places: Damascus

Civilians and rebel fighters are expected to begin evacuating from the Syrian town of Darayya under a deal to end a government siege begun in 2012.
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UN envoy: How the world failed Syria

Friday, August 26th 2016, 2:06

The UN's humanitarian envoy to Syria says people could have been spared the brutality of the past five years.
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Turkey warns Syrian Kurds to withdraw east of Euphrates

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 19:10

Turkey threatens further intervention in northern Syria unless Kurdish-led forces withdraw east of the River Euphrates within a week.
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Exclusive footage shows retaken IS stronghold Jarablus

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 18:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Exclusive footage shows the offensive in which Syrian rebels, backed by Turkey, retook the border town of Jarablus from so-called Islamic State.
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US urges action over 'Syrian chemical attacks'

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 13:38
related countries: United States United States

The US leads calls for "strong and swift action" after a UN investigation concludes that the Syrian government used chlorine gas against its own people
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Islamic State group recruiter Hamdi Alqudsi 'loves Australia'

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 1:29
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

A Sydney man who helped seven young men travel from Australia to Syria to fight with Islamic State breaks down in tears and tells a court he is "not a terrorist".
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IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels 'take Jarablus'

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 20:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish forces and US air cover, say they have taken the Syrian town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State.
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Syrian conjoined twins die awaiting transfer abroad

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 15:50
related places: Damascus

One-month-old conjoined twins who were evacuated from a besieged rebel-held suburb of Syria's capital Damascus die while awaiting transfer abroad.
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Turkish tanks roll into northern Syria

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 11:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of Turkey's military operation to drive militants from so-called Islamic State, out of northern Syria.
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Turkey evacuates town amid anti-IS Syria campaign

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 21:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Karkamis

Turkey evacuated Karkamis near Syria, as it prepares an offensive against so-called Islamic State holding Jarablus.
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Turkey shells both IS and Kurdish positions in Syria

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 11:04
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey shells both so-called Islamic State and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, as a complex battle for control of the border region intensifies.
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Turkey wedding bomb: Agony of child victims' families

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 21:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey is reeling from a suicide bombing which targeted a wedding party close to the border with Syria on Saturday killing 54 people, 22 of whom were children.
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Russia 'showed-off' over use of Iran airbase for Syria strikes

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 14:51
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Iran accuses Russia of "showing-off" over its use of an Iranian airbase to bomb Syria as both sides confirm raids from there have stopped for now.
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Omran Daqneesh's brother Ali 'has died in Aleppo'

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 19:50

The elder brother of the Syrian boy whose dazed and bloodied image shocked the world has died of wounds sustained when the family home was bombed, activists say.
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Syrian war: Turkey to play more active role

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 18:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey plans a more active role in efforts to end the Syria war and sees President Assad as an interim but not long-term player.
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Just another image?

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 6:31

The image of a bloodied Syrian boy in an ambulance should not be just a hashtag or viral moment: it must become a movement to end the war, argues Lina Sergie Attar.
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Syrian war: US scrambles jets to Hassakeh

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 3:43
related countries: United States United States

US fighter planes sent to Kurdish-controlled city to protect US special forces from Syrian government bombardments, Pentagon says.
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Photos show IS militants fleeing Manbij with 'human shields'

Friday, August 19th 2016, 9:16
related places: Manbij

Aerial photos have been released showing Islamic State (IS) militants using "human shields" to escape the northern Syrian town of Manbij.
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Injured Syrian boy Omran didn't cry, says doctor

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 20:28

The surgeon who treated a five year old Syrian boy depicted in a viral video says he is OK, has been discharged from hospital and "didn't even cry".
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Battle for Aleppo: Photo of shocked and bloodied Syrian five-year-old sparks outrage

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 16:34
related places: Aleppo

Syrian activists have released haunting pictures of a young boy rescued from a destroyed building after an air strike in the divided second city of Aleppo.
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18,000 die in Syrian custody since 2011

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 9:13

Almost 18,000 people died in government custody in Syria between 2011 and 2015, according to the Human Rights group, Amnesty International.
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Injured boy footage captures Syria horrors

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 8:29
related places: Aleppo

An image of a young boy injured in an air strike in Aleppo has been circulating on social media. The child is believed to be recovering with his family.
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Nearly 18,000 have died in Syria state jails, says Amnesty

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 7:14

Almost 18,000 people died in government custody in Syria in 2011-15, an Amnesty International report says, alleging beatings and rape in prisons.
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From Aleppo to Ambleside

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 23:16
related places: Aleppo

The Walker children in Arthur Ransome's famous book - now a new film - were actually inspired by a family from the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Syria Aleppo attacks: 'The world has turned its back on Syria'

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 23:15
related places: Aleppo

Quentin Sommerville reports on the plight of one of the victims of a suspected chlorine gas attack on Aleppo, a two-year-old girl called Samia.
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Syrian conflict: Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 19:40
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Russia says it has used a base in Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria, the first time it has deployed bombers to a third country.
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Syria conflict: Bus blast kills rebels near Turkey border

Monday, August 15th 2016, 12:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey

More than 30 Syrian rebel fighters are reportedly killed in a suicide bombing on a bus near the Atmeh border crossing with Turkey claimed by IS.
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'It was delicious'

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 21:06
related places: Aleppo

For one man living in Aleppo, the simple taste of a tomato brought joy amid a surge in fighting in the key Syrian city.
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IS conflict: Manbij residents celebrate liberation

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 12:30
related places: Manbij

Residents in the northern Syrian city of Manbij celebrate new freedoms after it was liberated from so-called Islamic State (IS).
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Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij

Friday, August 12th 2016, 19:15
related places: Manbij

Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have liberated the north Syrian town of Manbij from so-called Islamic State, cutting off its route to Europe.
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Conjoined twins born in Syria war zone

Friday, August 12th 2016, 17:20
related places: Damascus

Conjoined twin boys born in Douma have been transferred to a hospital in Damascus.
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Germany 'was warned about Ansbach suicide bomber'

Friday, August 12th 2016, 16:00
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Ansbach

Germany was warned that a Syrian who blew himself up might carry out a "spectacular" suicide attempt if it tried to deport him, the BBC learns.
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Syria conflict: Footage shows 'chlorine attack' aftermath

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 16:53
related places: Aleppo

Exclusive BBC footage shows the aftermath of an apparent chlorine attack in Aleppo, Syria, coming hours after the UN urged a ceasefire to allow aid into the battered city. Some may find these images distressing.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo 'chlorine gas attack' investigated

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 14:41
related places: Aleppo

The UN is investigating evidence of a toxic gas attack on the Syrian city of Aleppo, as footage of people being treated for breathing difficulties emerges.
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Aleppo medics tell of despair

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 13:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The last doctors in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo have urged US President Barack Obama to come to the aid of the 250,000 civilians there.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo hit by clashes despite Russia aid pledge

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 12:08
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Continued clashes are reported in and around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, amid Russian plans to halt military action to allow in humanitarian aid.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 6:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The last doctors in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo urge US President Barack Obama to come to the aid of 250,000 civilians there.
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Aleppo: 'We have no food, we cook leaves off trees'

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 22:44
related places: Aleppo

More than two million people are trapped inside the Syrian city of Aleppo - in desperate need of food and running water as intense fighting continues.
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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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