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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

China 'breaks Turkish passport plot'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 11:49
related countries: China China, Turkey Turkey

China arrested a group of Uighurs and Turks in November over a plot to use fake passports to smuggle people to Syria, state media report.
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Video 'of Paris suspect' in Turkey

Monday, January 12th 2015, 22:16
related countries: France France, Turkey Turkey
related places: Paris

New CCTV appears to show a key suspect in the Paris attacks passing through Turkey, as the cover of the latest Charlie Hebdo issue is released.
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Bomb blast hits northern Lebanon

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 23:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A suicide bomb attack in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has killed at least seven people, in the latest violence linked to Syria's civil war.
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Winter ordeal for Syrian refugees in makeshift camps

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 14:47
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Winter ordeal for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's camps
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees in flip flops in snow

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 12:46
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Thousands of Syrian refugees are spending their fourth winter in tents in Lebanon as heavy snow continues to fall in the area.
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IS police 'kidnapped' in Syria

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 23:10

Reports from Syria say some members of the religious police force set up by the militant group Islamic State have been kidnapped.
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Syria crisis: A new year without hope

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 0:23

Why 2015 offers little chance for an end to Syria's war
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Syria family's scars begin to heal

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 18:09

Physical and emotional scars of injured Syrian girls begin to heal
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Kurds 'seize key Kobane district'

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 16:55

Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State in Kobane, northern Syria, have seized a key district and now control 80% of the town, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syrian war horrors on show in US

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 8:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Syria atrocities on display in the US
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VIDEO: Lebanon backlash over Syrian refugees

Monday, January 5th 2015, 22:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Lebanese authorities have imposed restrictions on Syrian refugees crossing its border, aimed at slowing the influx of asylum seekers escaping civil war.
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Fears over vulnerable Syria refugees

Monday, January 5th 2015, 17:21
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN expresses concern as Lebanon enacts new restrictions on Syrians entering the country, slowing the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war.
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Syria opposition elects new leader

Monday, January 5th 2015, 11:49

Syria's main Western-backed opposition group, the National Coalition, elects businessman Khaled Khoja as its new leader at a meeting in Istanbul.
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VIDEO: Why migrant risked Italy ship crossing

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 12:43
related countries: Italy Italy

A Syrian dental student explains why he chose to make the dangerous journey to Italy on board a ship that was abandoned by its crew at sea.
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VIDEO: Abandoned migrants shelter in Italy

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 15:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Refugees from the Syrian conflict, who were abandoned by people traffickers on an animal cargo ship in the Mediterranean, are being found accommodation in Italy.
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Syria war 'killed 76,000' in 2014

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 19:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Deaths in Syria's conflict hit a record level in 2014 - more than 76,000 - activists say, as figures also reveal a deadly year in Iraq.
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Migrant freighter docks in Italy

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 11:54
related countries: Italy Italy, Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia

A cargo ship said to be carrying 700 clandestine migrants docks in the Italian port of Gallipoli under coastguard control after the crew abandoned ship.
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Syria bombs 'kill dozens in IS area'

Friday, December 26th 2014, 15:10

Syrian aircraft drop barrel bombs on Islamic State-held areas in the north-east, killing some 40 people, activists say.
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VIDEO: Pope highlights plight of war

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 17:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Pope Francis emphasises the plight of victims of war, particularly in Iraq and Syria, in his traditional Christmas blessing.
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Father urges IS to free Jordan pilot

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 15:14
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The father of a Jordanian pilot seized by Islamic State in Syria pleads with the militants to treat his son as a "guest" and release him.
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Pope condemns religious persecution

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 12:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Pope Francis delivers his traditional Christmas Day address, denouncing violence against religious and ethnic minorities - notably in Syria and Iraq.
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VIDEO: Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 0:52
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Islamic state militants have captured a Jordanian pilot after his fighter jet crashed in Syria, Jordan's military has confirmed.
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Jordan plane 'not shot down by IS'

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 21:54
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

The Jordanian air force plane that crashed in Syria was not shot down by Islamic State militants, the US says.
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IS captures Jordan warplane pilot

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 12:36

Islamic State (IS) militants have captured the pilot of a Jordanian warplane that crashed in northern Syria, Jordan's military confirms.
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VIDEO: Doctor's gloom in Syrian siege city

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 17:28
related places: Aleppo

A Red Cross doctor who returned to help treat victims of the Aleppo siege in Syria gives a gloomy assessment of the almost complete breakdown of medical treatment in the city.
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Syria strikes 'kill 1,100 militants'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 15:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Three months of US-led air strikes have killed at least 1,171 people, mostly Islamic State militants in Syria, a UK-based monitoring group says.
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Syria 'approves medicine deliveries'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 6:17
related places: Aleppo

Syria has authorised the delivery of medicine to opposition-held districts of Aleppo and two other areas, the World Health Organization says.
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Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria'

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 23:35

The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.
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The strange normality of life in the middle of Syria's war

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 0:39

How everyday life continues despite Syrian civil war
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Spain targets IS women recruiters

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 10:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Morocco Morocco, Spain Spain

Seven people are detained in a series of raids by Spain and Morocco on a suspected network recruiting women to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
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Syria rebels capture key Idlib bases

Monday, December 15th 2014, 16:40
related places: Idlib

Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria and allied rebel groups have taken control of two key army bases in the northern province of Idlib, activists say.
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Syria battle over Aleppo supply hill

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 18:12
related places: Aleppo

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad close in on a hill controlling a vital rebel supply line into the divided city of Aleppo.
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Three journalists killed in Syria

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:04

Three journalists from the Syrian opposition TV channel Orient News are killed while covering clashes in the country's south-west.
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West to accept more Syrian refugees

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 23:33

The UN says Western countries will increase the number of Syrian refugees they will accept to up to 100,000, but warns this is not enough.
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Syria war: Southern rebels see US as key to success

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 5:22
related countries: United States United States

Will US make or break march of the rebels in Syria's south?
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'Three Turkish border troops killed'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 4:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ceylanpinar

Three Turkish soldiers are killed by gunfire in the town of Ceylanpinar on the border with Syria, Turkish news agencies report.
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Australian recruits 'used' by IS

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 1:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iraq Iraq

At least 20 Australians have been killed fighting alongside militants in Iraq and Syria who use them as "cannon fodder", Australian officials say.
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UN appeals for record $16bn in aid

Monday, December 8th 2014, 19:20

The UN asks for $16.4bn for its aid operations in 2015, much of it for Syria, in its biggest-ever annual request.
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EU pledges aid to Syria refugees

Monday, December 8th 2014, 16:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini pledges more aid to help Syrian refugees in Turkey during a two-day visit there.
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VIDEO: Syria: 'EU can play a role'

Monday, December 8th 2014, 7:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is in Turkey to urge it to participate fully in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus'

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 18:18
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Damascus

The Syrian army accuses Israel of air strikes on areas near Damascus, but there is no confirmation from Israel.
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Mother 'betrayed' by terror sentence

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 17:42

The mother of a man jailed for 12 years and eight months for going to Syria to join rebel fighters tells the BBC she feels betrayed by the length of his sentence.
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VIDEO: UN reinstates Syrian refugees aid

Friday, December 5th 2014, 20:55

The UN World Food Programme says it will reinstate food aid this month to the very poorest Syrian refugees.
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Two men jailed over Syria terror trip

Friday, December 5th 2014, 16:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British men who went to Syria to join rebel fighters have been jailed for 12 years and eight months each.
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Rich nations 'fail Syria refugees'

Friday, December 5th 2014, 13:51

Rights group Amnesty International criticises the world's wealthiest nations for taking in a "pitiful" number of Syria's most vulnerable refugees.
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IS leader's wife held in Lebanon

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 19:07
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Abu Bakr, Baghdadi

Lebanese security forces have detained a wife and child of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the border with Syria, the army says.
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Lebanese soldiers shot near Syria

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 18:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

At least six Lebanese soldiers have been killed in an ambush by gunmen near the border with Syria, officials say.
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VIDEO: Jordan drawn into conflict with IS

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 5:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

In four months, the jihadists who call themselves Islamic State has swept through significant chunks of Syria and Iraq, winning themselves what is in effect a state
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VIDEO: Life in Kobane after airstrikes

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 1:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Alan Johnston reports on life in the Syrian town of Kobane, following airstrikes targeting IS militants in the town.
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WFP suspends Syria refugee food aid

Monday, December 1st 2014, 13:58

The UN's World Food Programme suspends a critical food aid scheme for more than 1.6 million Syrian refugees because of a funding crisis.
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Most-wanted Nazi war criminal 'dead'

Monday, December 1st 2014, 12:48

The chief investigator pursuing top Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner tells the BBC that the he is "99% sure" that he died four years ago in Syria.
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IS steps up key Syrian town assault

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 3:10

Fighting intensifies in the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane, as Islamic State launches at least four suicide attacks against Kurdish defenders.
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Air strikes 'failed to weaken' IS

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 8:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Two months of US-led air strikes have failed to weaken Islamic State militants, Syria's foreign minister says, urging Turkey to tighten border controls.
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Pope call to combat fanaticism

Friday, November 28th 2014, 15:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Pope Francis calls for all faiths to enter a dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.
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Austria arrests 13 jihadi suspects

Friday, November 28th 2014, 12:00
related countries: Austria Austria

Police in Austria arrest 13 people suspected of radicalising young people and recruiting them to fight in Syria.
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Syrian hack attack forces pop-ups

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 15:22

A number of websites have been compromised to display a message from a group identifying itself as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).
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Britons jailed over Syria terror camp

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 17:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.
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Concerns over terror exclusion plans

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 16:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups, as a new counter-terror bill is published
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Raqqa air strikes 'kill dozens'

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 17:58

At least 36 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa, activists say.
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UK fighters in Syria 'not mercenaries'

Monday, November 24th 2014, 2:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria tells the BBC he is not a mercenary.
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