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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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The family reunited after being split by Syria conflict

Friday, December 16th 2016, 13:01
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Tomos Morgan met a family in Beirut who were divided during the conflict in Syria.
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Aleppo Syria battle: Evacuation of rebel-held east

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 22:44
related places: Aleppo

Thousands of people are evacuated from a besieged rebel-held enclave in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Aleppo fighting: Orphans in video plea to leave city

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 11:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) releases a video it says is of a group of orphans trapped by the shelling in Aleppo.
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Aleppo battle: Hopes rise for evacuation of rebel-held areas

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 10:41
related places: Aleppo

Hopes rise that the evacuation of rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo will begin soon.
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Aleppo filmmaker: 'This could be my last message'

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 1:12
related places: Aleppo

Milad al-Shehabi is a filmmaker living in the besieged rebel-held district of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Footage shows Aleppo under bombardment

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 18:38
related places: Aleppo

A deal to evacuate rebel fighters and civilians from eastern Aleppo has stalled, with heavy shelling reported in the Syrian city.
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Aleppo battle: Raids on Syria city 'likely a war crime' UN says

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 17:49
related places: Aleppo

The bombing of the last parts of Aleppo held by rebels is probably a war crime, the UN says.
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Aleppo battle: Rebel evacuation delayed

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 9:48
related places: Aleppo

The planned evacuation of rebel fighters and civilians from Aleppo is delayed by new government demands.
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Aleppo battle ends as Syria rebel deal reached

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 22:14
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Russia says fighting ends in eastern Aleppo, as Syrian rebels agree to leave in the coming hours.
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Aleppo battle: UN says civilians shot on the spot

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 16:57
related places: Aleppo

Syrian pro-government forces are entering homes in eastern Aleppo and killing civilians, the UN says.
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Paris attacks planners 'killed in Syria'

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 15:47
related countries: France France, United States United States

Two men who planned the November 2015 Paris attacks are killed in an air strike in Syria, the US says.
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Aleppo battle: Calls to spare lives as fighting nears end

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 8:09
related places: Aleppo

The UN and Red Cross appeal for civilians to be protected, as fighting in Syria's Aleppo nears its end.
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Aleppo battle: Rebels on brink amid rapid losses

Monday, December 12th 2016, 22:22
related places: Aleppo

Syria's army makes major gains in south Aleppo, leaving rebels with only a small pocket in the city.
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Palmyra: 'Chemical gas attack' hits IS-held Syrian area

Monday, December 12th 2016, 19:50

Dozens are reported killed in air strikes and a suspected gas attack in IS territory in Syria.
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Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 22:41
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

The Islamic State group retakes the Syrian city of Palmyra, despite a fierce Russian air assault.
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Islamic State fighters re-enter ancient Palmyra in Syria

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 23:35

Islamic State group fighters re-enter Palmyra, nine months after losing the ancient Syrian city.
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Syria conflict: US urges 'grace' as Aleppo's fall nears

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 16:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

The US calls on Syria and Russia to "show a little grace" in Aleppo as they close in on the rebels.
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Syria conflict: US to send troops to help seize Raqqa from IS

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 11:13
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is sending 200 troops to help Syrian rebels recapture the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
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Syria Aleppo: UN envoy urges political solution to war

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 2:27
related places: Aleppo

A UN envoy warns Syria's war is not confined to Aleppo and urges a political solution.
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Homage to Aleppo

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 1:10
related places: Aleppo

Throughout the long battle for Aleppo, as Syria's most ancient city has been blasted into ruins around him, one man has worked continuously to preserve an image of the city as it once was.
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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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