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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

Syria barrel bombings 'flout UN ban'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 11:25

The Syrian government dropped barrel bombs on hundreds of sites last year, violating a UN Security Council resolution, Human Rights Watch says.
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Missing UK girls in Syria, police say

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 19:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three missing UK teenagers believed to be heading to join Islamic State militants are thought to have crossed into Syria, police say.
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IS 'abducts 90 Syrian Christians'

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 18:44

Islamic State (IS) militants have abducted dozens of Assyrian Christians from several villages in north-eastern Syria, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syria girls' London school reopens

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 23:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Bethnal Green Academy in east London, which the three missing schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State used to attend, has reopened after half term.
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France stops Syria-bound 'jihadists'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 15:54
related countries: France France

France for the first time confiscates the passports of six of its citizens allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join jihadists.
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Syria trio 'not radicalised' at school

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 13:49

There is no evidence that three girls thought to be going to Syria to join Islamic State were radicalised at Bethnal Green Academy, its principal says.
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Syria girl used sister's passport

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 11:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the three schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State militants flew to Turkey on her older sister's passport, it has been confirmed.
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Syria families 'cannot stop crying'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 20:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Relatives of three missing London girls say there were no signs the teenagers were planning to go to Syria, in emotional interviews appealing for their return.
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VIDEO: 'Syria' girl's sister: She's our baby

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 18:16

Renu Begum, the sister of one of the three girls who are believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State,, urges her to come home, saying she is "our baby".
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Turkey enters Syria to remove tomb

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish forces enter war-torn northern Syria to evacuate troops guarding a historic tomb, demolishing it and moving the remains elsewhere.
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VIDEO: Syria girls 'enticed' on social media

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 13:48

There is still no news of the three schoolgirls who are thought to be trying to cross the border in Syria to join IS.
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Authorities 'failed' over Syria girls

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 12:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The family of a Glasgow woman who may have encouraged three London girls to join militants in Syria say security services "failed" to stop them leaving.
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VIDEO: Turkish army vehicles evacuate tomb

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 11:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish troops cross into Syria to evacuate and destroy Suleyman Shah's mausoleum - an enclave where the forefather of the Ottoman empire was buried.
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VIDEO: Families appeal to 'Syria bound' girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 22:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two families of two of the three London schoolgirls believed to be on their way to Syria to join so-called Islamic State, have issued direct appeals to them to return home.
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Come home, families urge Syria girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 21:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Relatives of three London girls believed to be heading to Syria appeal to them to return, as the family of a Glaswegian woman express their horror at reports she may have recruited them.
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PM concern for 'Syria-bound' girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 13:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

David Cameron calls the disappearance of three London schoolgirls feared to be travelling to join Islamic State extremists in Syria as "deeply concerning".
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VIDEO: UK schoolgirls 'on way to Syria'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Three missing east London schoolgirls are feared to be travelling to Syria via Turkey, police say.
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Three UK girls 'heading to Syria'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Fears grow over three London schoolgirls who have flown to Turkey, amid concerns they may cross the Syrian border and join the Islamic State terrorist group.
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UN may name Syria 'war criminals'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 21:39

UN investigators say they are considering revealing the names of an estimated 200 individuals suspected of committing war crimes in Syria.
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US and Turkey agree Syria rebel deal

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 21:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey and the US sign an agreement to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces, US officials say.
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Syria rebels 'advance into Raqqa'

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 19:15

Syrian Kurdish fighters and rebel forces have advanced into Raqqa province, capturing 19 villages from Islamic State, a monitoring group says.
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Syria 'agrees to halt Aleppo raids'

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 14:29
related places: Aleppo

Syria's government is prepared to halt aerial attacks on Aleppo for six weeks as part of a local ceasefire plan, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura says.
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VIDEO: Are looted antiquities funding IS?

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 7:04

A BBC investigation has gathered evidence of how looted antiquities are being smuggled from Syrian territory controlled by Islamic State militants.
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Syrian army 'blocks key Aleppo road'

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 11:36
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces have captured several villages north of Aleppo as they seek to cut a key supply route for rebels inside the city, activists say.
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Israeli hospital rebuilds injured Syrian man's face

Monday, February 16th 2015, 2:34
related countries: Israel Israel

War victim benefits from advanced surgery in Israel
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What does Assad really think about Syria's civil war?

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 2:08

What does Syria's president really think about his country's civil war?
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Did an elderly Syrian woman really call IS fighters 'donkeys'?

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 1:51

Did elderly Syrian woman really call IS fighters 'donkeys'?
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Damascus strikes 'kill nearly 200'

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 16:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Air strikes carried out by Syria's air force have killed almost 200 people in the past 10 days, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
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Belgium jails Islamist group members

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:06
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian court jails the leader of a group that sent jihadists to Syria to 12 years in jail, in a case with 46 suspects - the largest such case in Belgium.
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VIDEO: Verdict due in Sharia4Belgium trial

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 6:25
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian court is due to return the verdicts of 46 people accused of belonging to a Belgian Islamist group that sent young Muslim men to fight in Syria.
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VIDEO: 'Kayla touched the heart of the world'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 22:12
related countries: United States United States

The aunts of aid worker Kayla Mueller pay tribute to the 26-year-old, who was held by Islamic State militants in Syria, and whose death has been confirmed by the US.
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Syria 'informed on anti-IS strikes'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 18:31
related countries: United States United States

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad tells the BBC he receives indirect messages from the US-led coalition about air strikes against Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Assad defends four years of war

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 6:04

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denies dropping "indiscriminate weapons" such as barrel bombs on rebel-held areas, following the uprising against his rule.
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Japan stops Syria-bound journalist

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 10:35
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan seizes the passport of a journalist to prevent him from travelling to Syria, after two Japanese hostages were killed by militants there last month.
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Air strike kills US hostage, says IS

Friday, February 6th 2015, 20:14
related countries: United States United States

Islamic State militants say US hostage Kayla Jean Mueller was killed in a Jordanian air strike on Syria, without providing evidence.
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British 'fake death' jihadist jailed

Friday, February 6th 2015, 15:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British jihadist who travelled to Syria then faked his own death to try to return to the UK undetected is given a 12-year custodial sentence.
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Dozens killed in Damascus fighting

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 16:31
related places: Damascus

Heavy fighting in and around the Syrian capital Damascus kills at least 40 people and wounds many more, state media and observers say.
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UN alarm over 'IS logo' on food aid

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 12:43

The UN says it is "extremely concerned" by pictures which appear to show the logo of the Islamic State militant group on its food aid to Syria.
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French police arrest terror suspects

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 11:35
related countries: France France
related places: Lyon, Paris

Terror raids in Paris and Lyon lead to the arrest of eight men suspected of recruiting fighters for Islamist militants in Syria.
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Fake 'femmes fatales' aid Syria hack

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 12:38

Fake "femme fatales" have been used to steal battle plans and other data from Syrian opposition groups, a report suggests.
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Damascus bus bomb blast kills four

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 14:29
related places: Damascus

A bomb explodes on a bus in Syria's capital Damascus, killing at least four people and injuring dozens more, activists and media reports say.
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VIDEO: Awaiting return to war-torn Kobane

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:11

Days after Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants from Kobane in northern Syria, people who fled the town are now waiting to return.
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VIDEO: Syrian children photograph lives

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 0:30
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian children have contributed to an exhibition about their lives in refugee camps in Lebanon.
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Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:46

Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.
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Assad rejects talks with 'puppets'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 13:25
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad dismisses the country's Western-backed opposition as "puppets", as a new round of peace talks begins in Moscow.
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Lebanon soldiers die in border clash

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 23:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Five Lebanese government soldiers are killed in clashes with militants near the Syrian border, the Lebanese army says.
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Syria air strike 'kills dozens'

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 16:57
related places: Damascus

More than 30 people are killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes near the capital Damascus, activists say.
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Kerry hails anti-IS coalition effort

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq have halted or reversed the momentum of Islamic State militants, the top US diplomat says at talks in London.
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VIDEO: Brown's plea to help Syrian refugees

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN envoy and former prime minister Gordon Brown has said he wants to provide Syrian refugees in Lebanon with hope and is calling on the international community to help
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Dozens killed in Syria air strike

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 19:04

Dozens of people are killed in a suspected Syrian government air strike on a village held by Islamic State in eastern Syria, activists say.
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Jihadist admits terror offences

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 17:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British jihadist who faked his death in an attempt to return from Syria to the UK undetected admits four terrorism offences.
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'Israeli strike' killed Iran general

Monday, January 19th 2015, 13:08
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards confirm that a general was killed in a suspected Israeli air strike in the Syrian Golan Heights.
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VIDEO: 'My son was a jihadi. Now he's home'

Monday, January 19th 2015, 7:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A woman whose son came back to Britain after fighting in Syria says returning fighters need more support.
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'Israel strike' kills Hezbollah men

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 22:31
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

An Israeli air strike kills six members of Hezbollah in Syrian sector of Golan Heights, the Lebanese militant movement says.
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Syrian army 'plane crash' kills 35

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 17:25
related places: Idlib

At least 35 Syrian soldiers die when their plane crashes in Idlib province, with authorities blaming bad weather and rebels claiming to have shot it down.
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IS 'executes 15 people in Syria'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Islamic State militants are reported to have publicly killed 15 people over the past 24 hours in Syria and pushed two men to their deaths in Iraq.
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US troops to train Syria rebels

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:38
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is to send 400 troops and hundreds of support staff to train moderate rebels against Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
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Italian aid worker hostages freed

Friday, January 16th 2015, 5:28
related countries: Italy Italy

Two young Italian aid workers who had been taken hostage in northern Syria last year arrive safely home following their release.
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IS 'beheads guerrilla' in east Syria

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 17:05

Islamic State (IS) is reported to have beheaded a man accused of setting up a guerrilla cell in eastern Syria that attacked its fighters.
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VIDEO: Life on board USS Carl Vinson

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 0:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

USS Carl Vinson is an aircraft carrier at the centre of air operations against IS militants in Syria and Iraq.
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UN warns over refugees in Jordan

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 20:08
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The UN refugee agency urges the international community to help alleviate the "desperate living conditions" of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
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