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Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting'

Friday, December 9th 2016, 0:46
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.
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Aleppo battle: ‘Forgotten’ civilians moved from Syria frontline

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 14:11
related places: Aleppo

The Red Cross evacuates 148 disabled and injured civilians from the frontline in Aleppo.
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Aleppo battle: Assad says victory in city would be 'huge step'

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 1:29
related places: Aleppo

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says a victory in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending the war.
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Aleppo battle: Syria rebels call for truce to evacuate civilians

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 21:59
related places: Aleppo

Syrian rebels call for truce to allow civilian evacuations after withdrawing from Aleppo's old city.
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Syria rebels 'withdraw from Old City' of Aleppo

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 16:56
related places: Aleppo

Syrian rebels have left the last areas they held in Aleppo's old city, while calling for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians
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Aleppo battle: Syrian army presses advance against rebels

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 0:52
related places: Aleppo

Syrian troops press their advance on rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo after new gains.
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Canada's Justin Trudeau has tearful reunion with Syrian refugee

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 19:31
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wiped away tears at a reunion with a Syrian refugee who he welcomed at Toronto Pearson International airport last year.
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Aleppo battle: Syria forces 'seize more rebel-held areas'

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 17:19
related places: Aleppo

Syrian troops make fresh advances in Aleppo and now control 70% of rebel-held areas, reports say.
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Syria: Celebrations as families return to homes in Aleppo

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 7:15
related places: Aleppo

Families loyal to Syrian President Assad celebrate as they return to Aleppo after the government retakes territory.
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Aleppo battle: Russia and China veto UN truce resolution

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:45
related countries: China China, Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Russia and China veto a draft UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo.
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Precious objects

Monday, December 5th 2016, 3:27

People who have fled the war in Syria tell us what objects they carried with them when they left their homes.
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Aleppo siege: Syria rebels lose 50% of territory

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 18:59
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government troops control 50% of territory in east Aleppo, a military spokesman tells the BBC.
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Syria conflict: US coalition admits killing civilians in Manbij

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 20:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manbij

The US-led coalition has admitted to killing 54 civilians in air strikes on Syria in recent months.
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Syria war: Aleppo risks becoming giant graveyard - UN

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 18:55
related places: Aleppo

A UN envoy warns Aleppo could become "one giant graveyard" as Syrian state forces advance on rebels.
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'Rebel-held Aleppo is a disaster area'

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 16:32
related places: Aleppo

A women living in rebel-held Aleppo tells BBC Arabic what it has been like since Syrian troops stepped up their offensive to take control of the city.
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Syria conflict: 'Israeli jets' strike outside Damascus

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 11:02
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Damascus

Israeli jets fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace that struck near Damascus, Syrian state media say.
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Islamic State conflict: Turkey says two soldiers missing in Syria

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 21:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish military officials say they have lost contact with two of their soldiers in northern Syria.
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Syria conflict: US admits mistakes led to strike on state forces

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 17:14
related countries: United States United States

The US admits mistakes led to a deadly coalition strike on Syrian forces intended to target IS.
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Aleppo battle: UN alarm as 16,000 civilians flee government advance

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 16:43
related places: Aleppo

Some 16,000 civilians have fled the Syrian government's advance into rebel-held Aleppo, the UN says.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo defeat 'not the end for rebels'

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 1:23
related places: Aleppo

The fall of rebel-held eastern Aleppo would not mean the end of the Syrian uprising, the opposition says.
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Syria conflict: Rebels lose third of east Aleppo territory

Monday, November 28th 2016, 18:09
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces capture more than a third of rebel-held territory in eastern Aleppo.
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Syria war: Thousands uprooted from rebel-held east Aleppo

Monday, November 28th 2016, 7:24
related places: Aleppo

Thousands of civilians flee rebel-held eastern Aleppo, as the Syrian army continues its offensive.
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Syria war: Army makes rapid gains in rebel-held east Aleppo

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 22:31
related places: Aleppo

Syria's army is making rapid advances into eastern Aleppo, forcing thousands of civilians to flee.
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Aleppo civilians into Syrian government-controlled areas

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 12:19
related places: Aleppo

Syrian civilians flee into government-controlled areas of Aleppo as troops make gains against rebels.
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Syria government forces retake largest Aleppo rebel district

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 10:35
related places: Aleppo

Syrian forces retake the largest rebel-held district in eastern Aleppo, with civilians fleeing the offensive.
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IS conflict: US soldier killed in Syria blast

Friday, November 25th 2016, 11:19
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier is killed in the fight against IS in Syria, officials say, the first such casualty.
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'Error of judgement'

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 14:15

The White Helmets face a backlash after video emerges of volunteers staging a Mannequin Challenge in Syria.
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IS conflict: Turkish soldiers killed in Syria attack

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 11:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Three Turkish soldiers are killed in an attack in Syria that Turkey says was a Syrian government air strike.
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Syria war: Assad officials offer Aleppo rebels football match

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 15:25
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian government drops leaflets inviting rebels in Aleppo to a "friendly" football match.
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Syria war: UN resumes aid to Syrians on Jordan border

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 21:55
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The UN resumes aid to some 85,000 Syrian refugees on Jordan's border - the first deliveries since August.
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Syrian conflict: Surgeon says life in Aleppo 'like a holocaust'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 15:27
related places: Aleppo

A surgeon has told the BBC's World Have Your Say about the destruction of many hospitals in Aleppo, and described life in the besieged city as "like a holocaust".
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Turkey seeks arrest of Syrian Kurdish political leader

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 14:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Turkey issues an arrest warrant for a Syrian Kurdish leader over a deadly bombing in Ankara.
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Refugee cafe

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 0:57
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Oberhausen

The BBC visits Oberhausen in Germany and finds how earlier migrants are helping new arrivals from Syria.
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Arming the enemy

Monday, November 21st 2016, 22:36

Weapons for Western-backed rebels in Syria are ending up in the hands of IS, reports Gordon Corera.
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On the weapons trail: How does IS arm itself?

Monday, November 21st 2016, 22:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Weapons meant for Western-backed rebels in Syria are ending up in the hands of so-called Islamic State in neighbouring Iraq - but how are they getting there?
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Syria conflict: Almost one million living under siege - UN

Monday, November 21st 2016, 21:53

The number of people living under siege in Syria doubles this year to almost a million, the UN says.
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Syria war: Aleppo self-rule plan rejected by government

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 16:24
related places: Aleppo

A UN self-rule plan to end heavy fighting in the city of Aleppo is rejected by the Syrian government.
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Using dance therapy to treat Syrian child refugees

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 14:35

Some Syrians in Istanbul are being treated for what they have been though in a unique way.
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Syria conflict: Moment of blast at rebel Aleppo hospital

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 4:49
related places: Aleppo

Dramatic pictures show the moment a hospital in rebel-held east Aleppo in Syria was hit by a bomb.
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'A way out'

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former professional goalkeeper Fahd Saleh is building a new life in England after fleeing Syria and the threat of torture.
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Bombing of Aleppo 'most intense ever'

Friday, November 18th 2016, 16:20
related places: Aleppo

Rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo are heavily bombed as the UN warns of a bleak winter.
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Syria conflict: Strikes on rebel-held Aleppo 'kill 25'

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 16:40
related places: Aleppo

At least 25 people are killed in the latest bombardment of rebel-held Aleppo, Syrian activists say.
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Minnesota court jails leader of Islamic State plot for 35 years

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 0:19

A Minnesota man who plotted to fight in Syria for the so-called Islamic State is jailed for 35 years.
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Syria conflict: Children's hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 22:01
related places: Aleppo

A children's hospital is reportedly hit as the Syrian government bombards rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
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Aleppo: Mother films bombing from rooftop

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 15:31

Fatemah Alabed is an English teacher living in East Aleppo - she has three children. She filmed the scene as Syrian jets resumed their bombing of the city.
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Syria conflict: Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 12:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Manbij

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia is to pull its forces from the town of Manbij, as demanded by Turkey.
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Syria conflict: Air strikes resume on rebel-held Aleppo

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 19:38
related places: Aleppo

Aircraft bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo for the first time in three weeks, Syrian activists say.
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Syrian rebel in Austria on 20 civil war murder charges

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 18:08
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria charges a Syrian rebel accused of executing Syrian government soldiers with 20 murders.
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Syria conflict: Food rations run out in rebel-held Aleppo

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 14:51
related places: Aleppo

The last food rations are being distributed in besieged rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo, the UN says.
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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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