Syrian Civil War

How Russia is using Syria in ‘Cold War-style stand-off’ with West
The aftermath of a suspected Russian airstrike in Syria’s northern province of Idle
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How Russia is using Syria in ‘Cold War-style stand-off’ with West

Moscow deploys nuclear bombers to strengthen Bashar al-Assad’s regime - and boost its own power
28 May 2021
Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency
Refugees arriving in Lesbos, Greece, in 2015
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Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency

Copenhagen orders refugees back to Damascus claiming security has ‘improved significantly’
16 Apr 2021
A million trapped Syrians face pitiless government onslaught
IDLIB, SYRIA - FEBRUARY 20: A displaced Syrian girl runs in a refugee camp in Atmeh village near the Syrian-Turkish border on February 20, 2020 in Idlib, Syria. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyi
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A million trapped Syrians face pitiless government onslaught

The UN has warned that ‘the biggest humanitarian horror story of the 21st century’ could be about to happen
21 Feb 2020
Turkey fires on Syrian forces: what is going on?
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Turkey fires on Syrian forces: what is going on?

Turkish airstrikes ‘neutralise’ 76 Assad fighters as Ankara claims retaliation
4 Feb 2020
Who are the Kurds?
Kurds, Kurdistan, PKK, SDF, YPG, Turkey, Syria
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Who are the Kurds?

US accused of ‘betrayal’ after stepping aside for Turkish assault on Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria
10 Oct 2019
How did the Syrian Civil War start?
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How did the Syrian Civil War start?

Trump’s withdrawal of troops from Syria hampers the fight against Islamic State
9 Aug 2019
How Turkey is keeping the Syrian civil war alive
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Bashar al-Assad, Turkey, Syria
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How Turkey is keeping the Syrian civil war alive

Ankara’s refusal to cede ground to Assad’s army in Idlib fuels fears that peace is far from imminent
12 Jul 2019
Almost 71 million displaced: the worst-affected countries
Displaced children at a refugee camp in South Sudan during a UN humanitarian visit in 2018
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Almost 71 million displaced: the worst-affected countries

UN refugee agency says one person is forcibly displaced every two seconds as worldwide total hits record high
19 Jun 2019
Syrian forces ‘targeting hospitals and using cluster bombs’
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Syrian forces ‘targeting hospitals and using cluster bombs’

Amnesty International accuses Assad of ‘crimes against humanity’ as bombing intensifies
29 May 2019
Syrian refugee makes it to Canada after months in airport
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Syrian refugee makes it to Canada after months in airport

Hassan al-Kontar captured his time in the airport over social media, where thousands watched
28 Nov 2018
Japanese journalist freed after three years in Syria
Jumpei Yasuda
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Japanese journalist freed after three years in Syria

The 44-year-old says he is struggling to speak native language following long captivity by militants
25 Oct 2018
Who shot down the Russian military plane over Syria?
A Russian Il-20 surveillance plane has been ‘inadvertently’ shot down by Syria
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Who shot down the Russian military plane over Syria?

Russia, US, France and Israel offer different stories after plane carrying 14 people disappears from radar
18 Sep 2018
Syria votes in local elections as bloody battle looms
Syria vote
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Syria votes in local elections as bloody battle looms

First vote since 2011 comes as Russia-backed government forces prepare major assault on Idlib
17 Sep 2018
Is Germany considering military intervention in Syria?
 Syrian children and adults receive treatment for a suspected chemical attack
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Is Germany considering military intervention in Syria?

Report suggests the nation would join US-led air strikes in the event of another chemical attack
11 Sep 2018
Is Nicaragua the new Syria?
Nicaragua protests
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Is Nicaragua the new Syria?

Nikki Haley warns that Central American nation is travelling ‘down the same path’ to civil war
6 Sep 2018
Isis Beatles: UK ‘won’t block death penalty’ for jihadists
Sajid Javid
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Isis Beatles: UK ‘won’t block death penalty’ for jihadists

Home Secretary will seek ‘no assurances’ that two British fighters are not executed under US law
23 Jul 2018
What is happening in Syria? Assad forces retake rebel city
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What is happening in Syria? Assad forces retake rebel city

City of Deraa, where the uprising began more than seven years ago, falls ‘without a fight’
13 Jul 2018
Investigators to visit Syria chemical attack site
The city of Douma has suffered heavy fighting for the past two months
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Investigators to visit Syria chemical attack site

Announcement follows days of delay amid fears evidence may have been destroyed
17 Apr 2018
Emmanuel Macron ‘convinced Donald Trump’ to stay in Syria
French president Emmanuel Macron says he has convinced Trump to stay in Syrian conflict
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Emmanuel Macron ‘convinced Donald Trump’ to stay in Syria

White House denies change of plans to disengage ‘as quickly as possible’
16 Apr 2018
Syria air strikes: Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘war powers act’
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Syria air strikes: Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘war powers act’

Boris Johnson rebuffs Labour leader’s demand to see legal justification for strikes
16 Apr 2018
Syria strike: UK, US and France punish chemical attack
An RAF jet returns to Akrotiri, near Cyprus, following overnight raids on Syria
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Syria strike: UK, US and France punish chemical attack

Theresa May says the West ‘cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised’
14 Apr 2018
Theresa May ‘seeks full role’ in Syria strikes
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Theresa May ‘seeks full role’ in Syria strikes

Cabinet agree ‘need for action’ to deter Assad’s use of chemical weapons
13 Apr 2018
Syria: PM summons Cabinet as Russian TV jokes of ‘doomsday’
Theresa May
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Syria: PM summons Cabinet as Russian TV jokes of ‘doomsday’

Theresa May says use of chemical weapons cannot go unchallenged
12 Apr 2018
‘Get ready Russia’: Trump tweets Syria missile threat
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‘Get ready Russia’: Trump tweets Syria missile threat

US president brands Assad a ‘Gas Killing Animal’ who enjoys slaughtering his own people
11 Apr 2018
Russia warns US against Syria strike
Russia has warned the US of severe consequences if it takes military action against Syria
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Russia warns US against Syria strike

US, UK and France reportedly planning military response to suspected chemical attack
11 Apr 2018
Major players pledge stability in Syria amid US uncertainty
Erdogan Putin Rouhani
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Major players pledge stability in Syria amid US uncertainty

Major players urge political solution to conflict amid ‘schizophrenic messaging’ about withdrawal of US troops
5 Apr 2018
Syria: 12,000 civilians flee Eastern Ghouta as army advances
Eastern Ghouta
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Syria: 12,000 civilians flee Eastern Ghouta as army advances

Government air strikes prompt mass exodus and mark ‘beginning of the end’ for rebels
16 Mar 2018
Syria crisis: why the UN Security Council is impotent
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Syria crisis: why the UN Security Council is impotent

Organisation has ‘inglorious history of missing chances to avert catastrophe’
22 Feb 2018
Syria: scores of civilians killed in government air strikes
Syria airstrikes
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Syria: scores of civilians killed in government air strikes

Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurds repel Turkish forces in north
20 Feb 2018
Israel and Iran clash in Syria for the first time
The remains of a missile that landed near the Syrian border after Israel's air strike
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Israel and Iran clash in Syria for the first time

Sudden escalation of hostilities could have serious implications for the region
12 Feb 2018
US-led forces kill 100 fighters loyal to Syria’s Assad
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US-led forces kill 100 fighters loyal to Syria’s Assad

Syrian news agency says US targeted forces fighting Islamic State
8 Feb 2018
Russia ‘bears responsibility’ for gas attacks in Syria
Rex Tillerson speaking at an anti-chemical weapons summit in Paris
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Russia ‘bears responsibility’ for gas attacks in Syria

Rex Tillerson calls on Syrian leader to stop using chemical weapons
24 Jan 2018
Turkish ground troops enter northern Syria
Turkish tanks massing at the border with Syria
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Turkish ground troops enter northern Syria

Incursion follows air strikes to remove Kurdish fighters from Afrin
22 Jan 2018
Putin pulls his forces out of Syria
Vladimir Putin has be crucial in keeping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in power
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Putin pulls his forces out of Syria

Analysts suspect he will not relinquish his growing influence in the region
12 Dec 2017
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