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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

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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British IS fighters 'killed in Syria'

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 0:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British men are reported to have been killed while fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Dutch 'Syria bride' custody extended

Friday, November 21st 2014, 15:38
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A judge in the Netherlands agrees to extend the period police can hold a Dutch teenager who travelled to Syria to marry an Islamist fighter.
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Islamic State video draws attention to Syrian victims

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:57

What do we know about the Syrians beheaded in IS video?
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Second Frenchman in IS video named

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 21:04
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Frenchman

France names another Frenchman in a video showing the killing of Syrian prisoners by IS militants as Muslim convert Mickael Dos Santos, 22.
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Dutch mum rescues daughter from IS

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 17:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Turkey Turkey

A Dutch mother arrives with her daughter in the Netherlands, after travelling to Syria to bring her back from the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa.
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VIDEO: IS defector: 'I joined out of fear'

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 23:13
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC's Paul Wood reports from Turkey's border with Syria, where a defector from Islamic State has been speaking about the brutality of the militant group.
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'Hero boy' video faked by Norwegians

Friday, November 14th 2014, 20:16
related countries: Norway Norway

Norwegian director admits he staged a "Syrian" viral video
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UN says IS imposing rule of terror

Friday, November 14th 2014, 14:49

The militant group Islamic State is committing war crimes and imposing a "rule of terror" in areas it controls in Syria, the UN says.
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Will Aleppo finally fall?

Friday, November 14th 2014, 12:17

Rebels at risk in an icon of Syria's uprising
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VIDEO: 'Progress made in degrading Isil'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 19:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Congress

The US and coalition forces are making progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has told Congress.
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Frenchman jailed for Syria jihad

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 17:40
related countries: France France

A Frenchman is jailed for seven years for joining an Islamist militant group in Syria - the first such sentence in France.
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Woman jailed for funding Syria jihad

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 14:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A London woman convicted of funding her husband's jihad in Syria has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 28 months.
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'Door closing' for Syrian refugees

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 13:13

Syria's neighbours are sharply cutting numbers of refugees they allow in as the world community fails to share the burden, say two prominent NGOs.
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VIDEO: Istanbul misery for Syria refugees

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 10:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkey is home to more than a million Syrian refugees, with many living in camps near the border or in cities such as Istanbul.
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Through teenagers' eyes - unique snapshots of Syrian refugee life

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 5:59

Smartphone snapshots of life in Syrian desert camp
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Syrian conflict story told by refugees

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 1:23

How displacement has become the story of the Syria war
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The bitter struggle for Syria

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 2:09

How Syria's president has survived a brutal war
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New hope in Syria war, says UN envoy

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 17:09

The UN mediator in the Syrian conflict, Staffan de Mistura, tells the BBC he believes there is a fresh opportunity to resolve the country's crisis.
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Syria's disappeared

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 15:18

The story of the people snatched from Syria's streets
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Syria 'to study' Aleppo truce plan

Monday, November 10th 2014, 14:38
related places: Aleppo

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he will study a UN proposal for "local ceasefires" in the war-ravaged northern city of Aleppo.
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US strikes target militants in Syria

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 19:20
related countries: United States United States

The US says it has carried out air strikes against the al-Qaeda-linked Khorasan group in Syria, whom it accuses of planning attacks on the West.
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The 13-year-old on 'righteous path' to Islamic State

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 7:16

Meet the 13-year-old jihadi preparing to join IS in Syria
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VIDEO: Lebanese fear attacks from Syria

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 13:35
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

There is a growing fear that the conflict in neighbouring Syria will spill over into Lebanon, and that has left some communities taking up arms themselves.
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Inside Kobane: Eyewitness account in besieged Kurdish city

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 1:08

Kurdish defenders vow to defy siege in northern Syrian town
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Jihadists edging out US allies in Syria

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 16:55
related countries: United States United States

US' moderate rebel allies no match for jihadists in Syria
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VIDEO: The village hosting Kobane refugees

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 9:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Jiyar Gol visits a Turkish border village and hears from refugees from the besieged Syrian city of Kobane.
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VIDEO: Syria kids' art project goes global

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 8:01

Activists are offering the world a look at events in Syria through the eyes of children in the form of a giant canvas covered with their original art work.
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VIDEO: Tackling extremism at its roots

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 6:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A project in London is trying to stop the number of young people going to fight in Syria and Iraq by tackling extremism.
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VIDEO: Peshmerga fighters 'in Kobane'

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 4:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State.
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Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'

Friday, October 31st 2014, 21:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: 'Peshmerga generate hope' in Kobane

Friday, October 31st 2014, 17:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The arrival of Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga fighters has "generated hope in the Kurdish community" reports Jiyar Gol from the Syria-Turkey border
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Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 18:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
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Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 13:05

Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.
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