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New fighting rocks Syria's second city

Friday, April 29th 2016, 17:02
related places: Aleppo

A mosque and a medical facility are reportedly targeted in Syria's second city of Aleppo, as the government announces a "regime of calm" in other regions.
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Syria's Aleppo 'catastrophic' - UN

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 19:08
related places: Aleppo

The situation in Syria's city of Aleppo is catastrophic, the UN says, after attacks on targets including a hospital kill dozens.
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MSF-backed Syria hospital bombed

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 13:01
related places: Aleppo

At least 14 patients and three doctors die in an air strike on a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.
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US and Russia urged to save Syria talks

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 8:12
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The UN's special envoy calls on the US and Russia to urgently intervene "at the highest level" to salvage Syria's struggling peace process.
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Syrian town in 'extremely dire' state

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 21:57

UN aid officials warn that situation in Syrian town of Daraya is extremely dire, with shortages of food, medicine, and clean water.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee carries flame through camp

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 21:50
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A Syrian refugee who was a sportsman before losing part of his leg in a bombing has carried the Olympic flame through an Athens refugee camp.
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Syrian refugee carries Olympic flame

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 16:50
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A Syrian refugee who was a sportsman before losing part of his leg in a bombing carries the Olympic flame through an Athens refugee camp.
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US to send more special forces to Syria

Monday, April 25th 2016, 11:12
related countries: United States United States

The US president says he is to send up to 250 more special forces troops to Syria to support local militias against so-called Islamic State.
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The Idomeni grandmother who helps migrants

Monday, April 25th 2016, 4:03
related countries: Greece Greece

Syrian migrants taken in by Greek granny on a pension
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Obama rejects ground troops for Syria

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama rules out US ground troops for Syria and tells the BBC military efforts alone cannot solve the country's problems.
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EU-Turkey migrant deal is 'working'

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 8:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The EU-Turkey migrant deal is producing results, European Council President Donald Tusk says, after visiting a camp on the Turkish-Syrian border.
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VIDEO: Syria ground troops would be 'a mistake'

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 4:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Western

US President Barack Obama has said that "it would be a mistake" for any Western state to send ground troops into Syria.
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Merkel visits migrants in Turkish camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 18:47
related countries: Germany Germany, Turkey Turkey

Germany's Angela Merkel and top EU officials visit a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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VIDEO: Merkel visits Turkey migrant camp

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 16:37
related countries: Germany Germany, Turkey Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials are visiting a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
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VIDEO: IS claims capture of Syrian pilot

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 3:58
related places: Damascus

The so-called Islamic State group says it has captured a Syrian air force pilot alive, after a warplane came down in countryside east of the capital, Damascus.
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US admits Iraq-Syria civilian deaths

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 20:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: February

Twenty civilians were killed in US air strikes aimed at Islamic State militants between September and February in Iraq and Syria, the US military admits.
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Brussels bomber 'guarded IS hostages'

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 12:48
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Journalists who were held hostage by so-called Islamic State say one of the Brussels airport bombers was their prison guard in Syria.
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Is opportunity for peace in Syria lost?

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 1:10

Syrian peace hopes fade amid acrimony in Geneva
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VIDEO: Refugees chosen by Pope: 'We are famous'

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 0:20
related countries: Greece Greece

Pope Francis' decision to bring 12 refugees from Syria on his own plane back from the Greek island of Lesbos made headlines around the world, and two of them have told the BBC their story.
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Largest Syria aid convoy reaches Rastan

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 16:38

The largest aid convoy so far in Syria has entered the besieged rebel-held town of Rastan in Homs province, the Red Cross says.
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'Largest' Syria evacuation carried out

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 9:14

Relief agencies evacuate 500 wounded people from four besieged Syrian towns, in what is described as the largest such operation so far in the conflict.
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Strikes on Syria markets 'kill dozens'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 18:40
related places: Idlib

At least 44 people have been killed and dozens hurt in Syrian government air strikes on markets in two rebel-held towns in Idlib province, activists say.
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Palmyra's arch recreated in London

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 16:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London gets replica of Syrian monument destroyed by IS
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IS rockets kill children in Turkey

Monday, April 18th 2016, 16:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Kilis

Rockets fired from northern Syria have killed four Syrians - three of them children - in the Turkish border town of Kilis, local officials say.
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Syria rebels vow retaliatory attacks

Monday, April 18th 2016, 14:28

Rebels say they have begun a new battle in north-western Syria in response to alleged truce violations by the army, jeopardising UN-led peace talks.
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Pope takes Syrian migrants to Vatican

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 22:31
related countries: Greece Greece

Pope Francis takes 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Syrian attempts suicide on Lesbos

Friday, April 15th 2016, 17:25
related countries: Greece Greece

A Syrian man reportedly attempts to kill himself in a detention camp for migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos ahead of a visit by Pope Francis.
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Putin talks up Syrian army strength

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 13:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Syrian forces are able to carry out "serious offensive operations" despite a withdrawal of most Russian forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.
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VIDEO: Aleppo's underground doctors

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 23:03
related places: Aleppo

Footage from inside a hospital in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo shows the risky conditions doctors must work in.
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VIDEO: What attracts EU workers to the UK?

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 20:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

While the crisis of refugees fleeing Syria has dominated the headlines, more migrants heading for the UK are coming from southern Europe.
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Syria fighting threatens peace talks

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 7:51
related places: Aleppo

The UN is to convene a new round of indirect talks in Geneva aimed at ending the war in Syria, as fighting in Aleppo province threatens a fragile truce.
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Russian helicopter crashes in Syria

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 8:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Two Russian pilots die in a military helicopter crash near the central Syrian city of Homs, Russia's defence ministry says.
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IS recaptures town from Syrian rebels

Monday, April 11th 2016, 10:07

Islamic State (IS) militants have retaken a strategically important town in northern Syria from rebel forces, activists say.
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IS 'killed 21 Syrian Christians'

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 20:53

Islamic State militants killed 21 Syrian Christians in the central town of al-Qaryatain, the head of the Syrian Orthodox Church tells the BBC.
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US journalist abducted in Syria freed

Friday, April 8th 2016, 16:27
related countries: United States United States

A US freelance photographer who has been held in Syria for almost four years is released, the State Department says.
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Syrian rebels capture key town from IS

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 23:28

Syrian rebels have seized control of the strategically important northern town of al-Rai from so-called Islamic State (IS).
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IS 'abducts hundreds of Syrian workers'

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 16:09
related places: Damascus

At least 200 people are reported missing after an attack by suspected Islamic State militants on a cement factory east of Damascus.
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VIDEO: Minesweeping in Palmyra, Syria

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 21:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian mine disposal teams are beginning to clear mines from the Syrian city of Palmyra following its recapture from the Islamic State group.
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Syrian army attacks south of Aleppo

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 17:38
related places: Aleppo

Government forces in Syria launch a counter-offensive to retake a village south of the city of Aleppo recently captured by jihadist militants.
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IS 'used mustard gas' on Syrian troops

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 11:54

State media in Syria accuse militants from so-called Islamic State of using mustard gas against government forces in the north-east.
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Syrian forces 'recapture town from IS'

Monday, April 4th 2016, 8:17

Syrian forces have retaken the central town of al-Qaryatain from so-called Islamic State (IS), in a further strategic blow to the militant group, state media say.
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Air strike 'kills al-Nusra spokesman'

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 21:08

The spokesman for the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front is among 20 or so jihadists killed in an air raid in Syria, activists report.
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Alawites distance themselves from Assad

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 23:01

Leaders of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect in Syria release a document distancing themselves from his regime.
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'Mass grave' in recaptured Syrian city

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 22:04

Syrian troops have found a mass grave containing about 40 bodies in the city of Palmyra following its recapture from IS group, state news agency Sana reports.
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VIDEO: Syrian migrant: 'Deportation is a big mistake'

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 4:20
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

The Greek parliament has passed a law allowing migrants arriving in the country to be returned to Turkey.
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VIDEO: Inside Palmyra after recapture from IS

Friday, April 1st 2016, 12:23

Pictures have emerged revealing the extent of the damage caused by Islamic State militants during their occupation of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
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Turkey 'forcibly returning Syrians'

Friday, April 1st 2016, 9:47

Turkey has forced thousands of refugees to return to Syria in breach of international law, a new report by Amnesty International says.
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US 'appalled' by Damascus air strikes

Friday, April 1st 2016, 9:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US says it is "appalled" by reports that Syrian government air strikes killed more than 30 people in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus on Thursday.
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Assad: 'Opposition' could join government

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 15:13

Syria's president says "opposition forces" could form part of a new government, the shape of which could be agreed at peace talks in Geneva.
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VIDEO: The Syrian refugee who's become a star in Germany

Monday, March 28th 2016, 23:59
related countries: Germany Germany

The Syrian who's become a big hit in Germany
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Syrian army 'presses on from Palmyra'

Monday, March 28th 2016, 18:47
related countries: Russia Russia

The Syrian army, backed by Russian air strikes, is said to be continuing its offensive against so-called Islamic State after recapturing the ancient city of Palmyra.
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Pictures reveal IS damage to Palmyra

Monday, March 28th 2016, 8:04

Hours after Syrian troops recaptured Palmyra, images emerge showing the extent of damage wrought by Islamic State group militants.
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Recapture of Palmyra tightens noose on IS

Monday, March 28th 2016, 0:40

Recapture of Syrian city pushes back IS, but strengthens Assad
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VIDEO: Ancient Syrian city 're-captured from IS'

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 19:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Syrian government forces have re-captured the ancient city of Palmyra from so-called Islamic State (IS), say state media and a monitoring group.
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Assad hails Palmyra recapture from IS

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 19:00

The Syrian president praises the army's recapture of the ancient city of Palmyra from IS as new images of the damage caused by the militants emerge.
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Syria government forces 'enter Palmyra'

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 20:34

Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes seize several neighbourhoods in Palmyra, state TV says.
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Syria army 'retakes Palmyra citadel'

Friday, March 25th 2016, 16:31

Syrian government forces advance further into IS-held Palmyra, reportedly capturing a castle perched on a hill above the ruins of the ancient city.
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IS senior leader 'killed in Syria'

Friday, March 25th 2016, 15:47
related countries: United States United States

The US announces it has killed a number of leading Islamic State (IS) militants in the past week, including the purported second-in-command.
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VIDEO: US and Russia in Syria peace process pledge

Friday, March 25th 2016, 7:04
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he has agreed with Russia to accelerate work towards a political transition in Syria.
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Refugees rescue far-right politician

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 23:40
related countries: Germany Germany

A far-right German politician is rescued by two Syrian refugees after he crashes his car in a tree, German media report.
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VIDEO: The comedians mocking so-called Islamic State

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 0:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The comedians mocking militants inside Syria and Iraq
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Russia warns US over Syria violations

Monday, March 21st 2016, 15:29
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia says it will unilaterally start using force against those violating the partial truce in Syria, if the US does not agree to joint rules by Tuesday.
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Sunday, March 20th 2016, 0:14
related places: Damascus

The 70s pop song that still gets Syrians dancing
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Paintings of hope for Syria's children

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 0:49

The children's magazine that's still printed in Syria today
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Russia strikes 'target IS at Palmyra'

Friday, March 18th 2016, 22:51
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

Russia says it is conducting up to 25 air strikes a day on Islamic State around the ancient city of Palmyra , but US officials cast doubt on the claims.
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VIDEO: Meet the Syrian refugee rapper

Friday, March 18th 2016, 0:03

Nineteen-year-old Tammam from Syria has been using hip hop as a way to document his experience.
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Video emerges of Japanese hostage

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 10:36
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese government says it believes a video posted on Facebook is of the journalist Jumpei Yasuda, missing in Syria.
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Russia's Syria operation: Mission complete?

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 18:06

Does Russia's surprise pullback mean mission accomplished?
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