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News: Syria

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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UK planned to train Syrian rebels

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 21:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK drew up plans to train and equip a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel army to defeat President Bashar al-Assad, BBC Newsnight has learned.
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US woman 'tried to support Isis'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 1:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Denver

A Denver woman was arrested for allegedly trying to provide support to Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (Isis), it has emerged.
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Syria chemical arms leave Italy

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 0:38
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

A US ship carrying deadly material from Syria's chemical weapons programme leaves Italy in the final phases of the destruction of the arsenal.
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VIDEO: Syrian chemical weapons delivered

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 8:56

The process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile is to enter a new phase.
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UK police squeeze Syria aid convoys

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 23:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK police suspicion squeezes Syria aid convoys
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Isis leader issues call to Muslims

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 17:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The leader of the Isis jihadist group calls on Muslims to travel to Iraq and Syria to help build an Islamic state, in a new audio message.
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VIDEO: Isis bulldozes into 'Islamic state'

Monday, June 30th 2014, 12:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Jihadist militant group Isis has said it is establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.
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Isis rebels declare 'Islamic state'

Monday, June 30th 2014, 9:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Jihadist militant group Isis declares the establishment of a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.
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Imams urge fighters to shun Syria

Friday, June 27th 2014, 15:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Imams from mosques around the UK use Friday prayers to urge young British men to avoid travelling to Syria to fight in the country's civil war.
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Obama seeks $500m for Syria rebels

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 20:41

President Barack Obama asks the US Congress for $500m (£294m) to train and equip what he described as "moderate" Syrian opposition forces.
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VIDEO: Assad 'responsible' for rise of Isis

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 17:11

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the Syrian regime are directly to blame for the rise of Islamist militant group Isis.
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Iraqi PM welcomes Syrian air strikes

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 14:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki tells the BBC he supports an air strike on Islamist militants at a border crossing between Iraq and Syria.
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VIDEO: 'Emergency Cinema' tells Syrian stories

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 23:01
related places: Damascus

A group of filmmakers based in Damascus are gaining attention for their short videos about ordinary Syrians.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees 'beaten in Lebanon'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 5:41
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's policy has been to allow all Syrians refuge within the country, but the BBC has spoken to one man who says he was mistreated by the Lebanese army.
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UK teenager was 'radicalised by imam'

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 6:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The father of a Briton who travelled to Syria tells the BBC he believes his son was radicalised by an imam at a UK mosque.
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Israeli air strikes target Syria

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 16:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it has carried out air strikes against military targets in Syria, after a teenager was killed by firing from Syria in the occupied Golan Heights.
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Last of Syrian chemical arms removed

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:43

The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons have been shipped out of the country for destruction, the international watchdog OPCW says.
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Iraq 'loses western border control'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 4:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Jordan Jordan

Iraq's government loses control of its western borders after Sunni militants seize crossings into Syria and Jordan, reports say.
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Tracking all Syria Britons 'impossible'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 4:27

Security services will not be able to monitor all of the Britons who return to the country after fighting in Syria, a former MI6 counter-terrorism official says.
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Syria truce over 'desperate' camp

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 22:14

The Syrian government and rebel groups reportedly agree a truce for Yarmouk refugee camp, where 18,000 are living in desperate conditions.
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UK Syria fighters a 'long-term threat'

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 17:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in the UK will have to deal with the threat of British fighters returning from Syria for "many years", a senior Scotland Yard officer tells the BBC.
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Israeli teen 'killed by Syria fire'

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 11:55
related countries: Israel Israel

A teenager becomes the first Israeli to be killed by firing from Syria in the occupied Golan Heights since the start of the Syria conflict, Israel says.
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VIDEO: Europe 'is safety' for Syrian refugees

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 7:21
related countries: Italy Italy

Europe has seen an increasing number of refugees in recent months, with many coming across the Mediterranean from Africa and heading for Italy.
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Family 'heartbroken' by jihad video

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 17:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The father of a British man who has appeared in a video aimed at recruiting fighters for the Islamist militant group Isis says he is "heartbroken" his son left the UK to fight in Syria.
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VIDEO: Obama dismisses Syria arms 'fantasy'

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 7:40
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has dismissed the idea that supplying US arms to Syrian rebels would have toppled President Assad, calling it a "fantasy".
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MI5 focus on tracking Syria fighters

Friday, June 20th 2014, 21:41

Tracking British jihadists in Syria is now the top priority for MI5, as footage appears to show British men trying to recruit people to fight in Iraq.
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Car bomb 'kills dozens' in Syria

Friday, June 20th 2014, 13:08

A car bomb kills at least 34 people in a Syrian government-controlled village in central Hama province, state media say.
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'Abuses' by Kurdish rulers in Syria

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 15:08

Human Rights Watch says Kurdish authorities ruling parts of northern Syria have committed rights abuses including arbitrary arrests and beatings.
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Chemical use in Syria 'systematic'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 13:19

A team from the world's chemical weapons watchdog believes toxic chemicals such as chlorine are being used in a "systematic manner" in Syria.
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Defiance inside Damascus rebel suburb

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 11:41
related places: Damascus

Finding defiance on both sides of the fight in Damascus
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Spain arrests eight in 'ISIS cell'

Monday, June 16th 2014, 15:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Spain Spain

Spanish police have detained eight people on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria and Iraq, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'ISIS cell' arrested at Spain apartment

Monday, June 16th 2014, 14:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Spain Spain

Tom Burridge reports on the arrest of eight people on suspicion of recruiting militants in Spain to fight in Syria and Iraq
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VIDEO: Orphan, and head of family, aged 10

Monday, June 16th 2014, 11:57
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen is the first western journalist to enter the government-held part of Aleppo by road from Damascus. He meets those left behind.
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Blair: 'We didn't cause Iraq crisis'

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 13:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Western inaction over Syria is behind the current insurgency in Iraq, says Tony Blair, but critics accuse the ex-PM of "washing his hands" over the crisis.
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VIDEO: 'Common approach for Iraq and Syria'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 0:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for a core group of countries to work together to help Iraq and Syria resolve the conflicts in their countries.
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Ex-envoy: Syria 'to be failed state'

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 18:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Syria could become a "failed state" similar to Somalia, former UN envoy to the country Lakhdar Brahimi warns.
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ISIS 'kills 7 children' in Syria

Friday, June 6th 2014, 0:26

Seven children were among 15 civilians summarily killed by jihadist rebels in a feud with Kurds in the north, Amnesty International says.
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Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 9:00

President Bashar al-Assad has won a third term in office after securing 88.7% of votes cast in Syria's election, the parliamentary speaker says.
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VIDEO: Syria votes in presidential election

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 22:18

Presidential elections have been held in government-controlled areas of Syria.
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Syria votes in contentious election

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 21:29

Government-held areas of Syria have held a presidential election, which critics of the government have dismissed as a farce.
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Syrian exiles resigned to Assad reality

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 11:47

Exiled Assad opponents prepare for lifetime struggle
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VIDEO: Ballot boxes in a blasted landscape?

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 6:51

Syrians are due to head to the polls in a presidential election, despite the country's ongoing civil war.
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France arrests Syria jihad suspects

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 9:24
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: Four

Four people are held in France on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria, after the arrest of a man over murders at Brussels' Jewish Museum.
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In pictures: War artist George Butler with Syrian refugees

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 1:16

War artist George Butler on the subject of Syrian refugees
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US man was Syria suicide bomber

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 0:52
related countries: United States United States

A US man carried out a suicide bombing in Syria, in what is thought to be the first such attack by an American citizen, the state department confirms.
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Syrian exiles in Lebanon voting frenzy

Friday, May 30th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Chaos as Syrian voters in Beirut face more than one choice
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Aleppo barrel bomb toll nears 2,000

Friday, May 30th 2014, 11:11
related places: Aleppo

Almost 2,000 people have been killed by Syrian government air attacks in the northern city of Aleppo so far this year, activists say.
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Syria refugees vote in election

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 18:45
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Lebanon Lebanon

Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan are being given the chance to vote on Wednesday in the presidential election due to be held on 3 June.
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VIDEO: Inside 'Syrian' Calais refugee camp

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 6:56
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Hundreds of migrants from around the world are set to be evicted from their makeshift camp in the French port of Calais.
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Syria weapons inspectors 'attacked'

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:39

A convoy of chemical weapons inspectors and UN staff that was travelling to a site of an alleged chlorine gas attack in Syria comes under attack.
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VIDEO: 'Rubbish' help for Syrian refugees

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 5:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Architecture students in Beirut are trying to help some of the Syrian refugees that have resorted to picking up the city's rubbish for recycling purposes, by designing more user-friendly carts.
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Jordan and Syria expel envoys in row

Monday, May 26th 2014, 17:47
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Damascus

Jordan expels the Syrian ambassador over "repeated insults" and Syria responds by ejecting the Jordanian charge d'affaires to Damascus.
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Britons accused of Syria atrocities

Monday, May 26th 2014, 9:38

Britons make up the majority of foreign fighters in Syria's most violent terrorist group, a senior rebel commander says.
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VIDEO: Pope Francis urges Syria resolution

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 0:35

Pope Francis has called for an "urgent" solution to the Syrian conflict at the start of a three-day visit to the Middle East.
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Syrian refugees find renewed dignity

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 23:19

How new camp is restoring a sense of pride to Syrian refugees
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'Mortar attack' on pro-Assad rally

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 8:07

Mortar fire has hit a pro-Assad rally in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, killing at least 20 people, state media and activists say.
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Syria war crimes move blocked at UN

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 15:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia and China veto a UN Security Council resolution that would have referred the conflict in Syria to the International Criminal Court.
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Syria 'breaks Aleppo prison siege'

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 10:50
related places: Aleppo

Syrian forces have broken a year-long rebel siege of a prison in the northern city of Aleppo, reports say.
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