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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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VIDEO: Horror of Syria conflict revealed

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 7:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British film-maker Olly Lambert wins won a prestigious Rory Peck Award award based on filming of the Syria conflict.
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VIDEO: US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 4:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US and UK have suspended all "non-lethal" support for rebels in northern Syria, but not humanitarian aid.
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Syrian refugees hit by Lebanon storm

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 0:23
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN is "extremely concerned" for Syrian refugees in Lebanon as a winter storm brings snow, high winds and freezing temperatures to the country.
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US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 20:37
related countries: United States United States

The US and UK suspend "non-lethal assistance" to rebels in northern Syria - but not humanitarian aid - after an Islamist alliance seizes FSA bases.
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VIDEO: Refugees 'burning shoes to survive'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 19:39

Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift camps along the Syria-Lebanon border are being forced to improvise to survive harsh winter conditions without aid.
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Syria sides fight for keeps as Geneva peace talks loom

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 7:59

Syria sides vie for position as Geneva peace talks loom
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Spanish journalists seized in Syria

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 17:41
related countries: Spain Spain

Two Spanish journalists have been kidnapped in Syria by a radical Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda, the newspaper El Mundo says.
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VIDEO: Syria fighter: 'We are all al-Qaeda'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 4:28
related countries: France France

A 25-year-old man from France talks about being part of the biggest brigade of foreign jihadists fighting in Syria, and why he left them.
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Syria army holds Damascus-Homs road

Monday, December 9th 2013, 17:02
related places: Damascus

Syrian government forces are reported to have taken control of the motorway linking Damascus with the city of Homs, as well as the nearby town of Nabak.
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Syria jihadists 'use Turkey bases'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Foreign jihadist fighters, including Britons, are using safe houses in southern Turkey to go to Syria to fight against government forces, the BBC has learnt.
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VIDEO: Syria jihadists 'use Turkey bases'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 12:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC's Richard Galpin reports on how foreign jihadist fighters are using safe houses in southern Turkey to cross into Syria to fight against government forces.
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Growing suffering of Syria's besieged civilians

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 15:34

Civilian suffering getting worse in besieged Syrian towns
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Deadly rocket attack in north Syria

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 17:51
related places: Aleppo

At least 18 people have been killed in a rocket attack on government-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo, activists say.
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Deadly blast in central Damascus

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 16:13
related places: Damascus

A bomb blast in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least four people, according to reports.
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VIDEO: UN implicates Assad in war crimes

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 2:31

The UN's human rights chief has said an inquiry has produced evidence that war crimes were authorised in Syria at the "highest level", including by President Bashar al-Assad.
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The US airman shot down by Syria

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 1:30
related countries: United States United States

The US airman shot down by Syria in 1983
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UN implicates Assad in war crimes

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 21:18

The UN's human rights chief Navi Pillay says there is evidence Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be responsible for war crimes.
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VIDEO: Syrian migrants rescued from boat

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 19:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian coastguards have rescued more than 120 Syrian migrants from a boat adrift in stormy seas off the southern coast.
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VIDEO: Weapons inspectors in training

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 5:55

A new team of chemical weapons inspectors begins work in Syria on Monday, made up of civilians who have never worked inside an an active war zone.
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Lebanese city hit by deadly clashes

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 22:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

At least 10 people are killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in two days of fighting between supporters and opponents of Syria's President Assad.
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VIDEO: Syrian conflict impacts on nightlife

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 0:17

Ongoing violence may have forced some Syrians to change the way they go out and have fun - but others are refusing to give up their rich social life despite the dangers.
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US ship 'to destroy Syria chemicals'

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 11:48
related countries: United States United States

The organisation charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons confirms some will be "neutralised" aboard a US Navy ship.
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VIDEO: Syria risks 'lost generation'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:31

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres warns that Syria faces the risk of a "lost generation".
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Three killed near Damascus mosque

Friday, November 29th 2013, 15:57
related places: Damascus

A mortar round lands near the historic Umayyad Mosque in the Old City of Damascus, killing at least three people.
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Warning over Syria war's child cost

Friday, November 29th 2013, 5:06

The war in Syria is creating a generation of damaged refugee children, many of whom are forced to work to survive, a UN reports says.
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Plan to destroy Syria weapons at sea

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 19:01
related countries: United States United States

A plan has been drawn up to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea using a mobile plant on a US Navy auxiliary vessel, Newsnight understands.
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Syria opposition head to go to talks

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 10:42

Syria's main opposition leader says he will attend peace talks in Geneva in January, after the government confirms it will also go.
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VIDEO: On the road with Syrian aid group

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 6:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A small group of British Muslims are taking aid convoys overland to some of the most dangerous areas of Syria.
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Syrian government to attend talks

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 16:02

The Syrian government confirms its attendance at peace talks planned for January, but says it is not going to negotiate a handover of power.
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Al-Qaeda's brutal tactics in Syria forces out moderates

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 2:10

Al-Qaeda's brutal tactics in Syria forces out moderates
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FSA 'will fight during peace talks'

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 15:28

The leader of the Western-backed rebel Free Syrian Army says that forces aligned to him will not join the peace conference in Geneva in January.
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Syrian women 'raped and tortured'

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 9:04

Women in Syria are increasingly the targets of violent abuse and torture by government forces and armed groups, a report says.
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Geneva talks 'best chance' for Syria

Monday, November 25th 2013, 18:13
related countries: United States United States

Syrian peace talks planned for January are the "best opportunity" to form a transitional government, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Syria peace talks set for January

Monday, November 25th 2013, 16:13

The United Nations announces that Syria's government and opposition will for the first time attend peace talks - in Geneva on 22 January.
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VIDEO: Syrians finding care in Israel

Monday, November 25th 2013, 5:41
related countries: Israel Israel

People wounded in Syria's civil war have been making the difficult and dangerous journey to Israel for treatment.
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The victims of Syria's war finding care in Israel

Monday, November 25th 2013, 0:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Inside the Israeli hospital quietly treating victims of the Syrian war
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Syria children 'targeted by snipers'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 0:11

More than 11,000 children have died in Syria's civil war in nearly three years, including hundreds targeted by snipers, a new report says.
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Air strikes 'kill dozens' in Aleppo

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 16:44
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government air strikes kill at least 40 people in and around the northern city of Aleppo, with "heavy civilian casualties", activists say.
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Syrian rebels form new Islamic Front

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 18:57

Seven leading Islamist rebel groups in Syria join forces in an effort to show a united front after weeks of major advances by government forces.
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UK fighter 'doing his duty' in Syria

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 0:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man tells the BBC he is fighting in Syria for a group linked to al-Qaeda because it is his duty and Muslims are "being slaughtered".
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Chechens drawn south to fight against Syria's Assad

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 1:58

Chechens drawn to fight against Syria's Assad
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Syrian army captures town of Qara

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 18:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Syrian army takes control of the strategically important town of Qara near the Lebanese border, officials and rebels say.
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Top Syrian rebel commander dies

Monday, November 18th 2013, 15:13
related places: Aleppo

A top Syrian rebel commander has died of wounds he sustained in a government air strike at a rebel-held air base near Aleppo on Thursday, reports say.
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Huge bomb hits Syria government site

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 21:49
related places: Damascus

A massive bomb attack on a Syrian government building near Damascus kills 31 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist group says.
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VIDEO: Syria weapons road map agreed

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 5:07

The global chemical weapons watchdog says it has adopted a detailed plan for the destruction of Syria's stockpile by mid-2014.
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Syria chemical arms plan adopted

Friday, November 15th 2013, 21:33

The global chemical weapons watchdog says it has now adopted a detailed plan for the destruction of Syria's stockpile by mid-2014.
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Albania shuns Syria chemical weapons

Friday, November 15th 2013, 20:49
related countries: Albania Albania

Albania will not allow the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons on its soil, the country's Prime Minister Edi Rama says.
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Anger in Albania over chemical arms

Friday, November 15th 2013, 16:10
related countries: Albania Albania
related places: Tirana

Unconfirmed reports that Albania may take in Syrian chemical weapons for disposal provoke angry protests in the capital Tirana.
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Syrian rebel 'beheaded by mistake'

Friday, November 15th 2013, 13:58

An al-Qaeda affiliated group in Syria has asked for forgiveness after beheading a fellow rebel in a case of mistaken identity, reports say.
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Damascus violence 'kills three'

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 16:18
related places: Damascus

Three people have been killed by bombs and mortar fire near the historic centre of the Syrian capital Damascus, state-run media report.
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Syria rebels in Aleppo call to arms

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 20:11
related places: Aleppo

A jihadist rebel group affiliated to al-Qaeda joins calls for a mass mobilisation in the Syrian city of Aleppo to halt a government advance.
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Inside Syrian city run by al-Qaeda

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 16:25

Activists forced to flee Syrian city after al-Qaeda takeover
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Syria Kurds plan transitional rule

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 0:00

Syria's largest Kurdish party announces plans to form an transitional administration to run Kurdish-majority areas in the northeast.
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Fierce clashes south of Damascus

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 18:15
related places: Damascus

There have been fierce clashes on the outskirts of Syria's capital, Damascus, as government forces continue their offensive on opposition-held areas.
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Sunni cleric shot dead in Lebanon

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 13:46
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A Lebanese Sunni Muslim cleric whose group is allied to Syria's government has been killed in the northern city of Tripoli, security sources say.
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