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Syria: From Arab Spring to civil war

Latest update : 20/11/2013

Peaceful protests in the spring of 2011 raised hopes of political change in Syria, but instead marked the start of a brutal civil war. Fighting between rebel factions and Bashar al-Assad’s regime has since claimed over 100,000 lives, sparked a refugee crisis, sowed divisions among Western powers and threatens to engulf the region.

Syrian opposition conditionally agrees to talks

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Syria's declared chemical weapons facilities destroyed

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American 'freedom fighter' Matthew VanDyke releases film on Syria

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In enemy care: Syrians treated in Israeli hospitals

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Turkey shoots down Syrian helicopter as ‘punitive action’

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US, Russia reach deal on Syria's chemical arms

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UK parliament votes against military action in Syria

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Number of children fleeing Syria hits one million

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France urges ‘force’ if Syria chemical attack confirmed

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SHOWS
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    War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?

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    War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?

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  • DEBATE

    Syria's bloodiest day yet? (Part 2)

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Background
  • 'Kerry more willing to push White House on Syria'
  • Bilal Saab, Director of US-based Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis
  • The challenge of dismantling Syria’s chemical weapons
  • Conflict threatens Syria's archaeological heritage

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