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IS suicide bomber kills 30 at Kurdish wedding in Syria

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 10:26

At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a Kurdish wedding in north-eastern Syria that is claimed by so-called Islamic State.
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Syria conflict: Militant leader 'killed in air strike'

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 9:38

A senior leader of the al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, is reportedly killed in an US air strike in north-western Syria.
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Syria conflict: US suspends talks with Russia

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 23:11
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Kremlin

The US suspends talks with Russia over Syria, accusing Moscow of failing to "live up" to its commitments under a truce deal - a claim denied by the Kremlin.
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Syria conflict: Hospital in rebel-held Aleppo 'bombed again'

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 18:16
related places: Aleppo

The main trauma hospital in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo has reportedly been hit in an air strike for the third time in a week.
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Syrian rebels advance on symbolic IS-held town of Dabiq

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 12:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Dabiq

At least 15 Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are killed in clashes with Islamic State militants, as they move on the group's stronghold of Dabiq.
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Syria conflict: Besieged areas of Aleppo a 'living hell'

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 14:12
related places: Aleppo

Civilians in rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo are enduring a "living hell", the UN humanitarian chief says, as fighting rages on.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo bombing shuts largest hospital

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 1:03
related places: Aleppo

Russian and Syrian air raids on the rebel-held east of Aleppo have forced the closure of the largest hospital in the area and killed two people, a medical charity says.
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Syria conflict: Surveying the damage to Aleppo's hospital

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 17:02
related places: Aleppo

An air raid on the rebel-held eastern half of the Syrian city of Aleppo has hit the area's largest hospital for the second time in a matter of days, a medical charity says.
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Syria conflict: US says Russia driving rebels into extremists' camp

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 9:26
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the opposition into the hands of extremists, the US state department says.
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US protecting Syria jihadist group - Russia's Lavrov

Friday, September 30th 2016, 19:46
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Lavrov

The US is trying to spare an al-Qaeda-linked Syrian group in case it is needed to unseat the country's president, the Russian foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Month-old baby girl pulled from rubble in Idlib

Friday, September 30th 2016, 14:16
related places: Idlib

A rescuer sobs as he pulls out alive a month-old baby girl from what is reported to be the aftermath of an air strike in Idlib, Syria.
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Syria: The kids playing football in Aleppo's ruins

Friday, September 30th 2016, 10:19
related places: Aleppo

New drone footage shows children playing football amid the ruins of rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria.
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Winning hearts

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 15:12
related countries: Canada Canada

A picture of a newly-arrived Syrian refugee fixing a bride's broken wedding dress in Canada is winning hearts across the world.
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Syria war: Those bombing Aleppo 'must answer to God' - Pope

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 13:53
related places: Aleppo

Pope Francis urges all sides of the Syria conflict to protect civilians, and says those responsible for bombing them will be "accountable to God".
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Trump Jr's Skittles graphic deleted from Twitter

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 10:29

A controversial graphic that compared Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, posted by Donald Trump's son, is deleted from Twitter.
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Bags of joy

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 23:27
related countries: Finland Finland

Finnish-Syrian father-of-six Rami Adhan has become known as the "toy smuggler" for taking large bags of toys into Syria for children suffering in the war.
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Syria conflict: US pledges $360m in additional aid

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

The US government promises to provide $364m (£276m) more in humanitarian aid to people affected by the conflict in Syria.
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Syria conflict: Obama 'deeply concerned' about Aleppo

Monday, September 26th 2016, 18:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

US President Barack Obama expresses deep concern about the "sickening bloodshed" in rebel-held parts of Aleppo, amid an assault by Syrian government forces.
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Syria conflict: US and UK rhetoric 'unacceptable' - Russia

Monday, September 26th 2016, 15:47
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Russia criticises the US and UK for using "unacceptable" rhetoric in speeches on Syria at the UN, after being accused of "barbarism".
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Meet the cat man of Aleppo

Monday, September 26th 2016, 13:21
related places: Aleppo

Meet Mohammad Alaa Jaleel. He lives in Aleppo, Syria, where many have fled, leaving behind their cats.
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Syria conflict: Aid reaches Madaya and other besieged towns

Monday, September 26th 2016, 10:10
related places: Aleppo, Madaya

Aid has been delivered to four besieged towns in Syria for the first time in almost six months, the Red Cross says, but the bombardment of Aleppo continues.
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Syria conflict: US accuses Russia of 'barbarism' in Aleppo

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 17:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The US ambassador to the UN accuses Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: Russia 'may have committed war crime' - Johnson

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 12:36
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aleppo

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggests that Russia may have committed a war crime in Syria, if it was behind an attack on an aid convoy near Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: UN chief 'appalled' by Aleppo escalation

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 9:04
related places: Aleppo

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is "appalled by the chilling military escalation" in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, with the UN Security Council due to meet.
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Syria conflict: Air strikes leave Aleppo 'without water'

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 11:56
related places: Aleppo

Intensified attacks on the Syrian city of Aleppo have left nearly two million people without water and at risk of disease, the UN says.
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Syria conflict: US-Russia plans 'must be saved' - Lavrov

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 21:10
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Aleppo, Lavrov

US-Russian plans to end Syria's conflict must be saved, Russia's foreign minister tells the UN, as bombs continue to rain down on Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo pounded as military presses offensive

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 17:43
related places: Aleppo

Warplanes pound the city of Aleppo as Syria's military presses its new offensive to retake rebel-held areas.
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Dodging bombs and bullets

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 15:21

Robert Mardini, Middle East Director at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), speaks out against a growing catalogue of attacks on aid workers in the Syrian war.
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Syria war: Army declares new offensive in eastern Aleppo

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 23:12
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian government announces a fresh offensive against rebel-held eastern Aleppo following the collapse of a week-long ceasefire.
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Syria conflict: Warplanes set rebel-held Aleppo ablaze

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 20:16
related places: Aleppo

Rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo saw the heaviest air strikes in months overnight, activists say, with entire streets set ablaze.
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Footage 'shows warplanes attack Aleppo'

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 19:44
related places: Aleppo

Unverified footage purports to show warplanes attacking the town of Kafr Dael in Aleppo, Syria.
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Assad: Coalition attack on Syria troops 'intentional'

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 12:12

Four coalition planes attacked Syrian troops in Deir al-Zour for an hour, Bashar al'Assad has said, so it was not an accident.
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Obama reads boy's letter on Syria

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 10:13
related countries: United States United States

A six-year-old American boy writes to Barack Obama, and offers a place in his family to the Syrian refugee whose photo shocked the world.
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US boy offers home to Syrian refugee in letter to Obama

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 9:57
related countries: United States United States

A letter and video from a six-year-old US boy offering a place in his family to a Syrian refugee whose photo shocked the world goes viral.
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Syria conflict: UN 'ready to resume' aid convoys

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 1:15

The UN says it is ready to resume aid convoys in Syria after halting operations in response to a deadly attack on an aid mission on Monday.
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Syria aid convoy attack: What happened?

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 23:39

Paul Adams examines the impact that the Syria air strike on the UN aid trucks have had on the global community.
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Syria war: John Kerry urges planes to be grounded

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 20:59
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls for all planes to be grounded in key areas of Syria to save a truce, after an attack on an aid convoy.
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Syria aid convoy attack: US 'holds Russia responsible'

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 10:11

The US has said it holds Russia responsible for a deadly attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday.
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The Syrian children working in Turkey's shoe factories

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 4:19

Dozens of Syrian children work in shoe factories in Gaziantep, southern Turkey. Some of them have been talking about their lives.
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Syria conflict: UN suspends all aid after convoy hit

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 19:06
related places: Aleppo

The UN suspends all aid convoys in Syria after an attack on its lorries near Aleppo, as Russia and Syria deny any involvement.
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Donald Trump Jr compares Syrian refugees to Skittles

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 15:50

Donald Trump's eldest son causes uproar on social media by comparing Syrian refugees to the fruit-flavoured sweets Skittles.
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Aid workers 'in shock' over Syria attack

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 12:58

Aid worker Stephen Ryan says his organisation is in shock following an attack on an aid convoy in Syria.
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Video 'shows aid convoy attack near Aleppo'

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 9:32
related places: Aleppo

Syrian activists release a video they say shows the aftermath of an airstrike on an aid convoy near Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 6:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The US government has expressed "outrage" over an attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo which, according to activists, killed 12 people.
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Lyse Doucet reunites with Syrian refugee family in Canada

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 0:00
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Damascus

Lyse Doucet is reunited with a Syrian family she met in Damascus in 2014. The youngest tells Doucet what's changed since her family moved to Canada.
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Syria conflict: Aid convoy hit by 'air strike' near Aleppo

Monday, September 19th 2016, 22:35
related places: Aleppo

Aid trucks are hit by an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say, hours after the army declared the current cessation of violence was over.
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Syria conflict: Hopes fade for truce as violence flares

Monday, September 19th 2016, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

A week-old truce in Syria brokered by the US and Russia appears close to unravelling, with alleged violations by government and rebel forces mounting.
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Syria conflict: Australian PM regrets loss of life in US-led strike

Monday, September 19th 2016, 4:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States

Australia's PM expresses "regret" over the US-led airstrike on Syria, involving Australian planes, which killed dozens of government soldiers.
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John Kerry: Syria's Bashar al-Assad must be more responsible

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 23:54
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad needs to be more responsible for a truce to work.
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Syria conflict: US air attack endangers truce - Russia

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

A US-led air attack that reportedly killed dozens of Syrian government soldiers endangers the already shaky ceasefire, Russia says.
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Syria conflict: US air strikes 'kill dozens of government troops'

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 6:47
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US-led coalition admits its planes carried out an attack in eastern Syria that the Russian army says killed dozens of Syrian troops fighting IS.
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Writer Nadine Kaadan helps Syrian children understand war

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 23:01

Helping children in Syria understand why life is so hard.
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Syrian family living in cemetery in Eastern Aleppo

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 20:07

A woman explains how her family has come to live in these conditions in the besieged city.
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Syria conflict: Russia fears collapse of ceasefire

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 18:46
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia's military says rebel groups have increased attacks in Syria despite a truce, as Syria accuses US-led forces of targeting its positions.
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US special forces 'chased from Syria town al-Rai'

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 16:38
related countries: United States United States

Footage has emerged of FSA rebels appearing to chase US special forces out of the northern Syrian town of Al-Rai.
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How is this road crucial in Syria truce?

Friday, September 16th 2016, 19:33
related places: Aleppo

The UN is still waiting to deliver aid to the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, four days after a ceasefire came into effect.
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Aleppo head teacher: 'We don't want rice, we need medicine'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 16:50
related places: Aleppo

The ceasefire in Syria may be mostly holding but no aid is arriving in Aleppo. Oum Mudar is a head teacher in the city.
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Syria war: Russia 'could resume strikes' on rebel groups

Friday, September 16th 2016, 10:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia warns it could resume air strikes on "moderate" rebel groups in Syria unless the US does more to distance them from extremists.
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New Syrian ceasefire plan 'test for everyone' says Russia

Friday, September 16th 2016, 8:06
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia's deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov spoke to the BBC about the ceasefire plan for Syria, drawn up by Russia and the US earlier this week.
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Syria's survivors

Friday, September 16th 2016, 3:26
related places: Aleppo

How can you even imagine Syria's 400,000 dead? For Jeremy Bowen, the stories of two children in Aleppo brought home the waste of war.
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Syrian refugee: 'She's not afraid any more'

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 22:11

Fergal Keane speaks to 16-year-old Syrian refugee a year on from her journey. Camera: Tony Fallshaw and Rob Magee.
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Syria truce: Russia accuses US of failing to abide by deal

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 16:42
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia says the US is failing to fulfil its obligations under a truce deal in Syria, as the UN warns of a "problem" with aid deliveries.
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Shot in the spine amid Syria ceasefire

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 22:09
related places: Aleppo

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports from a hospital in western Aleppo, as the ceasefire holds for a third day. This video contains some distressing detail.
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Syria ceasefire: Aleppo district 'pulverised'

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 16:02
related places: Aleppo

Two days into a ceasefire in Syria, the BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports from a "pulverised" neighbourhood in west Aleppo, which was once held by Syrian rebels.
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Syria ceasefire: Inside Aleppo's ruined covered market

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 19:02

As a ceasefire in Syria largely holds, the BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reports from the city's old market place.
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Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 15:35
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany investigates three Syrians arrested on suspicion of working for so-called Islamic State over links to last year's Paris attackers.
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Syria ceasefire: 'No civilian deaths on first day'

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 14:20

A seven-day truce appears to be largely holding in Syria, with monitors saying no civilian deaths have been recorded in the first 15 hours.
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The doctors 'breaking the siege' in Aleppo via Skype

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 13:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aleppo

BBC Newsnight meets the UK doctor who is directing life-saving surgery in the Syrian city of Aleppo via Skype.
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Joy in Jarablus as IS militants forced to retreat

Monday, September 12th 2016, 22:04
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Residents in the Syrian town of Jarablus celebrate as Islamic State militant are forced to retreat by Turkey-backed rebel troops.
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Syria war: Cessation of hostilities comes into effect

Monday, September 12th 2016, 21:06

An internationally-brokered cessation of hostilities begins in Syria, but it is unclear whether rebel factions will abide by it.
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