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Darayya siege: Residents and fighters ready to evacuate Syrian town

Friday, August 26th 2016, 12:07
related places: Damascus

Civilians and rebel fighters are expected to begin evacuating from the Syrian town of Darayya under a deal to end a government siege begun in 2012.
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UN envoy: How the world failed Syria

Friday, August 26th 2016, 2:06

The UN's humanitarian envoy to Syria says people could have been spared the brutality of the past five years.
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Turkey warns Syrian Kurds to withdraw east of Euphrates

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 19:10

Turkey threatens further intervention in northern Syria unless Kurdish-led forces withdraw east of the River Euphrates within a week.
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Exclusive footage shows retaken IS stronghold Jarablus

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 18:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Exclusive footage shows the offensive in which Syrian rebels, backed by Turkey, retook the border town of Jarablus from so-called Islamic State.
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US urges action over 'Syrian chemical attacks'

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 13:38
related countries: United States United States

The US leads calls for "strong and swift action" after a UN investigation concludes that the Syrian government used chlorine gas against its own people
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Islamic State group recruiter Hamdi Alqudsi 'loves Australia'

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 1:29
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

A Sydney man who helped seven young men travel from Australia to Syria to fight with Islamic State breaks down in tears and tells a court he is "not a terrorist".
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IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels 'take Jarablus'

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 20:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish forces and US air cover, say they have taken the Syrian town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State.
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Syrian conjoined twins die awaiting transfer abroad

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 15:50
related places: Damascus

One-month-old conjoined twins who were evacuated from a besieged rebel-held suburb of Syria's capital Damascus die while awaiting transfer abroad.
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Turkish tanks roll into northern Syria

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 11:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of Turkey's military operation to drive militants from so-called Islamic State, out of northern Syria.
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Turkey evacuates town amid anti-IS Syria campaign

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 21:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Karkamis

Turkey evacuated Karkamis near Syria, as it prepares an offensive against so-called Islamic State holding Jarablus.
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Turkey shells both IS and Kurdish positions in Syria

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 11:04
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey shells both so-called Islamic State and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, as a complex battle for control of the border region intensifies.
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Turkey wedding bomb: Agony of child victims' families

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 21:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey is reeling from a suicide bombing which targeted a wedding party close to the border with Syria on Saturday killing 54 people, 22 of whom were children.
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Russia 'showed-off' over use of Iran airbase for Syria strikes

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 14:51
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Iran accuses Russia of "showing-off" over its use of an Iranian airbase to bomb Syria as both sides confirm raids from there have stopped for now.
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Omran Daqneesh's brother Ali 'has died in Aleppo'

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 19:50

The elder brother of the Syrian boy whose dazed and bloodied image shocked the world has died of wounds sustained when the family home was bombed, activists say.
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Syrian war: Turkey to play more active role

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 18:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey plans a more active role in efforts to end the Syria war and sees President Assad as an interim but not long-term player.
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Just another image?

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 6:31

The image of a bloodied Syrian boy in an ambulance should not be just a hashtag or viral moment: it must become a movement to end the war, argues Lina Sergie Attar.
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Syrian war: US scrambles jets to Hassakeh

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 3:43
related countries: United States United States

US fighter planes sent to Kurdish-controlled city to protect US special forces from Syrian government bombardments, Pentagon says.
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Photos show IS militants fleeing Manbij with 'human shields'

Friday, August 19th 2016, 9:16
related places: Manbij

Aerial photos have been released showing Islamic State (IS) militants using "human shields" to escape the northern Syrian town of Manbij.
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Injured Syrian boy Omran didn't cry, says doctor

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 20:28

The surgeon who treated a five year old Syrian boy depicted in a viral video says he is OK, has been discharged from hospital and "didn't even cry".
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Battle for Aleppo: Photo of shocked and bloodied Syrian five-year-old sparks outrage

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 16:34
related places: Aleppo

Syrian activists have released haunting pictures of a young boy rescued from a destroyed building after an air strike in the divided second city of Aleppo.
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18,000 die in Syrian custody since 2011

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 9:13

Almost 18,000 people died in government custody in Syria between 2011 and 2015, according to the Human Rights group, Amnesty International.
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Injured boy footage captures Syria horrors

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 8:29
related places: Aleppo

An image of a young boy injured in an air strike in Aleppo has been circulating on social media. The child is believed to be recovering with his family.
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Nearly 18,000 have died in Syria state jails, says Amnesty

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 7:14

Almost 18,000 people died in government custody in Syria in 2011-15, an Amnesty International report says, alleging beatings and rape in prisons.
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From Aleppo to Ambleside

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 23:16
related places: Aleppo

The Walker children in Arthur Ransome's famous book - now a new film - were actually inspired by a family from the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Syria Aleppo attacks: 'The world has turned its back on Syria'

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 23:15
related places: Aleppo

Quentin Sommerville reports on the plight of one of the victims of a suspected chlorine gas attack on Aleppo, a two-year-old girl called Samia.
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Syrian conflict: Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 19:40
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Russia says it has used a base in Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria, the first time it has deployed bombers to a third country.
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Syria conflict: Bus blast kills rebels near Turkey border

Monday, August 15th 2016, 12:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey

More than 30 Syrian rebel fighters are reportedly killed in a suicide bombing on a bus near the Atmeh border crossing with Turkey claimed by IS.
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'It was delicious'

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 21:06
related places: Aleppo

For one man living in Aleppo, the simple taste of a tomato brought joy amid a surge in fighting in the key Syrian city.
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IS conflict: Manbij residents celebrate liberation

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 12:30
related places: Manbij

Residents in the northern Syrian city of Manbij celebrate new freedoms after it was liberated from so-called Islamic State (IS).
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Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij

Friday, August 12th 2016, 19:15
related places: Manbij

Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have liberated the north Syrian town of Manbij from so-called Islamic State, cutting off its route to Europe.
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Conjoined twins born in Syria war zone

Friday, August 12th 2016, 17:20
related places: Damascus

Conjoined twin boys born in Douma have been transferred to a hospital in Damascus.
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Germany 'was warned about Ansbach suicide bomber'

Friday, August 12th 2016, 16:00
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Ansbach

Germany was warned that a Syrian who blew himself up might carry out a "spectacular" suicide attempt if it tried to deport him, the BBC learns.
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Syria conflict: Footage shows 'chlorine attack' aftermath

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 16:53
related places: Aleppo

Exclusive BBC footage shows the aftermath of an apparent chlorine attack in Aleppo, Syria, coming hours after the UN urged a ceasefire to allow aid into the battered city. Some may find these images distressing.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo 'chlorine gas attack' investigated

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 14:41
related places: Aleppo

The UN is investigating evidence of a toxic gas attack on the Syrian city of Aleppo, as footage of people being treated for breathing difficulties emerges.
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Aleppo medics tell of despair

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 13:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The last doctors in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo have urged US President Barack Obama to come to the aid of the 250,000 civilians there.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo hit by clashes despite Russia aid pledge

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 12:08
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Continued clashes are reported in and around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, amid Russian plans to halt military action to allow in humanitarian aid.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 6:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The last doctors in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo urge US President Barack Obama to come to the aid of 250,000 civilians there.
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Aleppo: 'We have no food, we cook leaves off trees'

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 22:44
related places: Aleppo

More than two million people are trapped inside the Syrian city of Aleppo - in desperate need of food and running water as intense fighting continues.
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Syria war: Russia announces partial Aleppo ceasefires

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 19:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Russian forces in Syria will suspend operations in the city of Aleppo from Thursday for three hours each day, its defence ministry says.
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Dancing in Damascus: The man who stayed behind

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 19:03

The war in Syria has now been going for five years and while a lot of people escaped, some of them stayed behind.
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From challenge to chance

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 23:35
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan's recent decision to drop work permit restrictions for Syrian refugees is beginning to show positive results, reports the BBC's Yolande Knell.
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Syria conflict: UN says water and power cuts threaten two million

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 11:20
related places: Aleppo

Water and power supplies in the Syrian city of Aleppo must be repaired immediately or children and their families will be at grave risk of disease, says Unicef.
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Britain's secretive and lethal force in Syria

Monday, August 8th 2016, 20:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BBC News has obtained exclusive photographic evidence, showing for the first time British special forces operating inside Syria.
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Prize city

Monday, August 8th 2016, 11:08
related places: Aleppo

The long battle for the Syria's second city of Aleppo has entered what could be a decisive phase. Shashank Joshi, of the Royal United Services Institute, considers why victory here is so important.
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Syria Aleppo: Jets pound rebels in key city

Monday, August 8th 2016, 11:03
related places: Aleppo

Rebel factions who claim to have made gains in Syrian city of Aleppo come under intense air bombardment from pro-government forces.
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Syria rebels 'break government siege' of Aleppo

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 9:59
related places: Aleppo

Rebel groups in Syria say they have broken a government siege of the crucial northern city of Aleppo but the army says it has pushed them back.
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Amateur footage 'shows Aleppo advance'

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 23:42
related places: Aleppo

Rebel factions in Syria say they have broken a weeks-long government siege of Aleppo - amateur footage purports to show their advance towards the city.
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Syrian rebels 'free Manbij civilians'

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 15:22
related places: Manbij

Video posted online claims to show civilians being evacuated from the centre of the Syrian city of Manbij amid heavy gunfire.
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Syrian rebels 'seize key town Manbij from IS'

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 11:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manbij, Arab

A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters has seized most of the key Syrian city of Manbij from so-called Islamic State, monitors say.
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Syria Aleppo siege: Rebels storm artillery base

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 1:23
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

Islamist rebel groups storm an artillery base in the city of Aleppo to try to end a government siege but Damascus says the attack failed.
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UN footage shows aid delivery to Syrian refugees

Friday, August 5th 2016, 17:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The UN says it has used cranes to deliver aid to thousands of Syrian refugees stranded on the border with Jordan.
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Syria war: Stranded refugees get first aid in weeks

Friday, August 5th 2016, 9:31
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The UN says it has, for the first time in weeks, delivered aid to thousands of Syrian refugees stranded on the border with Jordan.
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Islamic State: Obama says group is weakening but still a threat

Friday, August 5th 2016, 0:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Barack Obama says there have been gains against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but warns the group still poses a threat.
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Gay Syrian man beheaded and mutilated in Turkey

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 10:28
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

The headless, mutilated body of a gay Syrian man is identified by gay housemates in Istanbul.
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Syrian refugee Ninorta Bahno crowned 'wine queen' in Germany

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 9:08
related countries: Germany Germany

A Syrian refugee has been crowned "queen" of one of Germany's top wine-making regions, the first asylum seeker to receive such an accolade.
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Fears of Muslim refugees in US West

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 23:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Montana

A proposal to settle 100 refugees in the Western US state of Montana has provoked an outcry. Some residents warn of a culture clash between Syrian refugees and the predominantly white local population.
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Syria 'toxic attack': Aleppo rebels accused by Russia

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 20:39
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The Russian military tells the US it believes rebels in the Syrian city of Aleppo deployed "toxic substances" in an attack on Tuesday.
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Syria conflict: Huge 'tunnel bomb' rocks Aleppo

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 10:36
related places: Aleppo

Rebels from the Free Syrian Army release a video that they say shows fighters planting explosives in a tunnel in the Ramouseh district of Aleppo.
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Syria Aleppo siege: Fighting rages as Russian jets strike

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 8:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Intense fighting continues around the Syrian city of Aleppo, where a rebel offensive is trying to break the government siege of opposition-held areas.
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Syrian conflict: Saraqeb 'attacked with chlorine gas'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 15:01
related countries: Russia Russia

About 30 people are affected in a suspected chlorine gas attack in northern Syria, reports say, close to where a Russian helicopter was shot down.
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Burning issue

Monday, August 1st 2016, 19:43
related places: Aleppo

Syrian children burn rubber tyres to try to reduce air attacks in Aleppo following heavy aerial bombardments by pro-government forces.
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Syria war: Russian helicopter shot down, killing five on board

Monday, August 1st 2016, 15:39
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian military helicopter is shot down in Syria killing all five on board in the deadliest single incident for Russia's military since its air campaign began.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo residents create 'smoke curtain'

Monday, August 1st 2016, 4:01
related places: Aleppo

A 'smoke curtain' to disrupt warplanes above Aleppo was created on Sunday by residents burning tyres, according to Syrian activists.
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German youths teach language to Syrians

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 23:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cologne

Teenagers at a Cologne school are teaching German to Syrian refugees in their spare time, the BBC's Jamsheda Young reports.
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Syria conflict: 'Families leave' besieged Aleppo

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 21:18
related places: Aleppo

Dozens of families have left besieged areas of the city of Aleppo along a humanitarian corridor, Syrian state media say.
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France church attack: Kermiche friend 'detained before assault'

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 13:45
related countries: France France

The friend of a man who killed a priest in France, who had tried to travel with him to Syria, was detained days before the attack, reports say.
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Airstrike on Syria maternity hospital leaves two dead

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 10:08
related places: Idlib

A maternity hospital in Idlib province was hit in an air strike on Friday. Two people are reported to have been killed.
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Syria conflict: Deadly strike on Save the Children maternity hospital

Friday, July 29th 2016, 19:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

An air strike hits a maternity hospital supported by Save the Children in north-western Syria, killing two people and wounding three others.
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Conscious uncoupling

Friday, July 29th 2016, 14:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Syrian jihadists Jabhat al-Nusra's decision to detach itself from al-Qaeda could end up strengthening the group, says David Roberts of King's College, London.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo 'corridors' must be protected - Red Cross

Friday, July 29th 2016, 1:28
related places: Aleppo

Civilians allowed to flee besieged areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo using new humanitarian corridors must be given protection, the Red Cross says.
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