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Syria and The Arab Spring Timeline

By ksk814
  • Hafez al-Assad becomes the president of Syria

  • Hafez al-Assad dies in Damascus

  • Bashar al-Assad is elected president

  • Syrian protests begin

    Syrian protests begin against the arrest and torture of 15 school-age children.
  • UN releases death estimate

    The UN releases a death estimate of 70,000 Syrians.
  • Record Number of Bodies found in Syria

    566 bodies were found in the Damascus suburb of Jadidat al-Fadel, killed over a six day period.
  • SOHR releases an overall death estimate

    SOHR (Syrian Organization of Human Rights) releases an overall death estimate of 120,000 people.
  • The Assad regime is accused by Itai Brun

    Itai Brun, the head of research for Israel's military intelligence, accused the Assad regime of using chemical weapons against it's own people.