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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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'We've all become illegal'

Monday, September 12th 2016, 1:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The open and increasingly normalised violation of the law by the authorities in Lebanon is making Syrian refugees more vulnerable, reports Rami Ruhayem.
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Pizza and vodka

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 22:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

Pizza and vodka at midnight - Barbara Plett Usher reports on the late-night manoeuvring in Geneva that led to the US-Russia truce deal for Syria.
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Turkey 'has duty' to defeat Islamic State group in Syria

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 11:56

Turkey has a duty to defeat the so-called Islamic State (IS) in neighbouring Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.
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Syria conflict: Bombs rain down as truce hopes rise

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 1:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria reportedly kill at least 100 people after the US and Russia announce plans for a truce.
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Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 11:26
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Washington, Kerry

The US and Russia reach an agreement on Syria, starting with a cessation of hostilities on Monday and followed by joint action against so-called Islamic State.
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Quiz

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 1:25
related countries: United States United States

After a third-party candidate in the US election was embarrassed by a question on the Syrian conflict, pit your wits against US politicians.
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Arrested women in Paris 'were guided by IS'

Friday, September 9th 2016, 21:58
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Three women arrested near Paris on suspicion of planning attacks, were guided remotely by IS in Syria, investigators say.
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Syria war: Ceasefire deal being held up by US, says Russia

Friday, September 9th 2016, 21:13
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia says agreement on a ceasefire deal in Syria is being held up by the United States.
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Syria war: Rebel-held Aleppo has 'days' of fuel left - UN

Friday, September 9th 2016, 20:15
related places: Aleppo

Fuel supplies could run out within days in a rebel-held part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, the UN warns, as international talks continue in Geneva.
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'Ten more years'

Friday, September 9th 2016, 13:10
related places: Damascus

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen finds little optimism in the Syrian capital Damascus, with some grimly forecasting 10 more years of war.
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Syria conflict: Senior militant leader 'killed' near Aleppo

Friday, September 9th 2016, 6:27
related places: Aleppo

A senior commander of the Syrian militant group formerly known as al-Nusra Front has been killed near Aleppo, rebel sources say.
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What is Aleppo? Gary Johnson foxed by Syria question

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 16:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

One of the third-party candidates for the US presidency, Gary Johnson, is ridiculed after asking "What is Aleppo?" in response to a question on the Syrian city.
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US presidential candidate: 'What is Aleppo?'

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 16:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The Libertarian Party candidate for US president stumbled when asked about the Syrian city of Aleppo during a TV interview.
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Islamic State group: Turkey and US 'ready to invade capital'

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 22:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggests he and the US are ready to drive so-called Islamic State from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
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Syria conflict: Opposition unveils transition plan

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 11:50

Syria's opposition sets out a plan for a transition that would see President Assad stand down - something his government says he will never do.
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Syria conflict: Government helicopters 'drop chlorine' on Aleppo

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 8:00
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces are accused of dropping barrel bombs containing chlorine on a suburb of Aleppo, injuring 80 people.
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Saudi Arabia FM's thoughts on fresh attempt to end Syria conflict

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 6:12
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has told the BBC's Lyse Doucet the new attempt would test President Assad and his allies but said he wasn't optimistic.
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Footage shows Aleppo 'chlorine gas attack' aftermath

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 22:22
related places: Aleppo

Rebels in Aleppo say Syrian government forces have carried out a chlorine gas attack in the city.
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IS rocket attack kills Turkish soldiers in Syria

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 17:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Two Turkish soldiers have been killed and five injured in a rocket attack by so-called Islamic State in northern Syria, the Turkish army says.
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Syria conflict: IS claims wave of bombings that kills dozens

Monday, September 5th 2016, 15:36

At least 40 people die in bombings in mainly government-held areas of Syria, state media say, with the IS group saying it was responsible.
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Syria war: IS 'loses control along Turkey border'

Monday, September 5th 2016, 7:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says allied forces have driven so-called Islamic State (IS) from the last stretch of the border with Syria which the militants controlled.
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Syrian troops recapture parts of Aleppo, severing supply line

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 16:54
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

Government forces retake the sites of two military academies seized by rebels last month, severing recently-established rebel supply line.
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Turkey tanks target IS in Syria

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 7:59

Turkey has opened a new line of attack in its operation in northern Syria. Tim Allman reports.
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IS conflict: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 20:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

More Turkish tanks have entered northern Syria in an operation targeting positions held by the Islamic State group, Turkish media reports say.
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Alan Kurdi's father in plea for migrants a year after tragedy

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 22:45

The father of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old boy who drowned a year ago as his family fled Syria, urges Europe to keep its doors open to migrants.
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Syrian boys swim in crater as battle for Aleppo rages

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 12:34
related places: Aleppo

Syrian activists publish photos showing boys swimming in a water-filled crater in the divided city of Aleppo.
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Cluster bombs killed over 400 people in 2015, campaigners say

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 12:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

More than 400 people, most of them civilians, were killed by cluster bombs in 2015 in war-torn countries such as Syria, Yemen and Ukraine.
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IS leader Adnani: Russia says its air strike killed him

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 16:54
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Is

A Russian air strike killed the chief IS strategist in Syria, Moscow says, after the US said it had targeted Abu Muhammad al-Adnani.
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Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 16:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.
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