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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

'18 killed' in fresh Syria unrest

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 18:19

At least 18 people are killed in fresh clashes in Syria, opposition activists say, as they call for a general strike against the government crackdown.
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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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'Action needed' on foreign fighters

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 7:26
related countries: Australia Australia, Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US and Australia highlight the threat posed by foreign jihadi fighters returning from Syria and Iraq, amid horror in Australia over a graphic image of a young boy.
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'Aid enters' besieged Damascus camp

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 18:11
related places: Damascus

Aid reaches the besieged Palestinian camp Yarmouk in the Syrian capital Damascus for the first time in months, Palestinian officials say.
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'Barrel bombs' fall on Syrian city

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 15:40
related places: Aleppo

Twenty-two people have been killed after Syrian government aircraft dropped barrels packed with explosives in Aleppo, opposition activists say.
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'Bloodiest day' in Syrian unrest

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 22:33

At least 72 protesters are killed by security forces in Syria, rights groups say - the highest reported death toll in five weeks of unrest there.
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'Bomb attack' on Syrian state TV

Monday, August 6th 2012, 10:04
related places: Damascus

An explosion reportedly wounds three people at the Syrian state TV building in Damascus, as Jordan says the Syrian prime minister has defected.
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'Bomb kills' top Syrian ministers

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 18:20
related places: Damascus

Syria's defence minister, President Assad's brother-in-law and the head of the crisis management office are killed in a suicide bombing, state TV says.
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'Bomb' images spark Syria alarm

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 7:04
related places: Aleppo

Renewed fighting is reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as Amnesty International warns that satellite images show increased use of heavy weapons.
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'Ceasefire' in Syria border town

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 9:37
related places: Damascus

Syrian troops who were attacking rebels in the town of Zabadani, close to the capital Damascus, agree to a ceasefire, an opposition leader says.
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'Civilians killed' by Aleppo rockets

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 23:12
related places: Aleppo

At least 12 civilians are killed by rockets in Aleppo, activists say, as opposition groups agree to form a rebel government.
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'Corpses dumped' in Syrian city

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 9:42
related places: Damascus

At least 34 people have been abducted and killed by pro-government militiamen in the city of Homs, activists say.
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'Credibility on the line over Syria'

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 19:35
related countries: United States United States

President Obama says the credibility of the US and international community is on the line over its response to alleged chemical attacks by Syria.
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'Damascus gay girl' blog a hoax

Monday, June 13th 2011, 3:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A blog claiming to be written by a gay woman in Syria is revealed to be the work of an American man living in Scotland.
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'Deadly attack' on Syria's Rastan

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 21:31

Syrian troops heavily bombard the town of Rastan, near Homs, killing at least 15 people, as opposition groups jointly urge President Assad to resign.
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'Deadly blast' hits Syria capital

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 13:07
related places: Damascus

Several people are killed and wounded in an explosion in the south of the Syrian capital, Damascus, state TV reports.
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'Deadly blast' in Damascus suburb

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 10:04
related places: Damascus, Qatana

A car bomb has killed 16 people in the Qatana suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, according to state media, which blamed "terrorists".
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'Deadly blasts' in Syrian capital

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 10:48
related places: Damascus

At least 27 people have been killed in two explosions in the Syrian capital Damascus, officials say, describing them as "terrorist attacks".
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'Deadly car bomb' in Syrian city

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 17:52
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

A car bomb has exploded in the Syrian city of Aleppo, with reports of dead and injured, a day after two blasts in the capital Damascus.
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'Deadly clashes' in Syrian town

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 17:46

At least 35 people are reported to have been killed in the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour as troops and tanks try to restore control.
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'Deadly shelling' in south Syria

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 13:24

Shelling by Syrian troops kills 17, including women, in the southern town of Deraa, activists say, as the UN investigates an alleged massacre near Hama.
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'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 18:27
related places: Aleppo

Activists report a deadly air strike in Aleppo province, as the new UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, tells the BBC his task is "nearly impossible".
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'Deadly strike' on Syria bakery

Monday, December 24th 2012, 0:26

Dozens of people are killed in a government air strike on a bakery in central Syria, activists say, but Damascus blames the attack on a "terrorist group".
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'Death or exchange' fate of seized Syrian soldiers

Friday, July 6th 2012, 0:50

The life or death fate of Syrian soldiers captured by rebels
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'Doctors killed' in Somalia ambush

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 9:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Three Syrian doctors and their Somali colleague are shot dead in an ambush near Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, eyewitnesses tell the BBC.
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'Dozens die' in Syria town attack

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 14:24

At least 90 people, including many children, are killed in a town in Syria's restive province of Homs, opposition activists say, calling it a "massacre".
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'Dozens injured' in Syrian port

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 17:42
related places: Baniyas

Dozens of people are injured in clashes in the Syrian port of Baniyas, where 13 people were killed on Saturday, residents say.
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'Dozens killed' at Syria protests

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 7:13

More than 60 people were killed in Syria during protests after Friday prayers, most of them in the central city of Hama, human rights activists say.
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'Dozens killed' in Syria army attack

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 12:46
related places: Damascus

Syrian government troops killed at least 80 people - including women and children - while seizing a town near Damascus, opposition activists say.
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'Dozens killed' in Syria clashes

Monday, October 10th 2011, 9:08

At least 31 people, including civilians and security forces, have been killed in a series of shootings across Syria, activists say.
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'Dozens killed' in Syrian village

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 18:45

At least 40 people were killed by pro-government gunmen in north-west Syria on Thursday, activists say, prompting opposition claims of a "massacre".
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'Dozens of bodies' found in Syria

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 21:40
related places: Aleppo

The bodies of at least 71 young men, all apparently summarily executed, have been found in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, rebels and activists say.
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'Eight killed' in Syria protests

Friday, May 27th 2011, 17:12

Security forces in Syria open fire on anti-government protesters, killing at least eight people in several shooting incidents, reports say.
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'Fierce battles' in Damascus area

Monday, July 16th 2012, 8:45
related places: Damascus

Heavy fighting is reported around the Syrian capital Damascus, as government forces use mortar fire in clashes with the Free Syrian Army.
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'Fierce clashes' by Syria airport

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 21:46
related places: Damascus

The main Damascus airport road is closed and flights are cancelled amid reports of clashes, as internet and phone services go down across Syria.
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'First UK suicide bomber' in Syria

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 16:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aleppo

UK officials believe a British man may have carried out a suicide bombing in Syria last week, in what would be the first such known attack by a Briton there.
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'Five killed' in Aleppo explosion

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 13:58
related places: Aleppo

At least five people are killed in an explosion in a car wash in a suburb of Syria's second city Aleppo, according to activists.
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'Five shot dead' at Syria funeral

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 17:35

Syrian security forces kill at least five people and wound at least 12 when they fired into a crowd a funeral in the city of Homs, activists say.
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'Four killed' in Lebanon flare-up

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 13:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

At least four people are killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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'Four shot dead' in Syrian port

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 17:18
related places: Baniyas

Four people including a security forces officer are said to have been shot dead in the Syrian port of Baniyas two days after deadly clashes in the south.
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'Fourth US embassy attacker' dies

Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 18:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Damascus

The sole surviving suspect in the raid on the US embassy in Syria's capital, Damascus, dies of his wounds.
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'Fresh crackdown' on Syria unrest

Friday, August 12th 2011, 19:26
related countries: United States United States

Syrian forces renew their crackdown on anti-regime protesters despite mounting international pressure, with activists saying at least 16 people died.
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'Fresh massacre' in Syria's Homs

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 18:28

Syrian security forces kill dozens of people in a 'new massacre' in Homs, activists say, a day after the UN's aid chief visited the city.
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'Friends' raise pressure on Syria

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 11:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

The "Friends of the Syrian People" summit in Istanbul tries to increase pressure on Damascus to implement a UN-Arab League peace plan.
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'Gay girl in Damascus' blogger defends hoax

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:19
related places: Damascus

The student behind a hoax blog which claimed to be written by a gay woman in Syria has defended his actions.
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'Good start' to UN's Syria probe

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 20:17

UN nuclear inspectors say their investigation into claims Syria was developing nuclear weapons is off to a good start.
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'Gunfire disperses' Syria protest

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 13:51

Syrian authorities opened fire on a mass protest in a city centre, witnesses say, hours after warning they would not tolerate an "armed insurrection".
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'Half of Syrians' in urgent need

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 19:02

Western and Arab Gulf states pledge $2.4bn (£1.5bn) to Syria, as the UN warns half the population is in urgent need of humanitarian aid.
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'Half' Syria's chemical arms removed

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 16:06

Almost half of Syria's declared stockpile of chemical weapons has now been removed, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says.
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'Huge protest rallies' in Syria

Friday, July 1st 2011, 23:37
related countries: United States United States

Hundreds of thousands of people reportedly stage fresh anti-government protests across Syria, as rights groups say at least 14 people were shot dead.
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'Hundreds dying' in Syria detention

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 12:51

Nearly 850 people have died in Syrian government detention this year as a result of torture, executions, maltreatment and poor conditions, activists say.
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'Hundreds' evacuated from Syria city

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 21:35

More than 600 civilians are reportedly evacuated from the rebel-held quarter of the Syrian city of Homs, despite mortar fire and shooting in the area.
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'Hundreds' of Britons fight in Syria

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 17:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of British Islamists who have gone to Syria to fight is in the "low hundreds", the head of domestic intelligence service MI5 says.
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'I worked in Homs makeshift hospital'

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 21:10
related countries: France France
related places: Homs

French surgeon tells of operating in Syria's besieged city of Homs
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'Impasse' on Syria power transfer

Monday, January 27th 2014, 17:41

Syrian peace talks in Geneva are deadlocked over the issue of transferring power, the UN mediator says, but there is the "will" to continue.
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'Islamists' held in Kosovo raids

Monday, August 11th 2014, 12:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Forty men suspected of fighting in Iraq and Syria are arrested by police in Kosovo, in an operation targeting Islamist extremists.
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