Syrian Conflict

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  • Syrian Protest

    Syrian Protest
    Protest starts Syrian police arrest, several children for protesting. Dozens of protesters are killed because police open fire.
  • Plane Crash

    Plane Crash
    A Turkish reconnaissance jet crashes into the Mediterranean Sea near Syrian airspace. Both Turkish and Syrian officials acknowledge that the jet was downed by Syrian air defenses, but Turkey and Syria provide differing accounts of when and for how long the plane entered Syrian airspace. The incident deepens military tensions between the two countries.
  • Amount of Death

    Amount of Death
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces that the UN estimates that more than 100,000 people have been killed since the start of the conflict.
  • Chemical Weapons Attacks

    Chemical Weapons Attacks
    The Syrian opposition accuses pro-Assad forces of having killed hundreds in chemical weapons attacks in the suburbs of Damascus. Amateur video at the scene of the alleged attacks appears to show victims, including many children, suffering from respiratory distress and convulsions. Other videos show large numbers of dead adults and children with no visible signs of injury. Syrian officials deny having used chemical agents and assert that if such weapons were used, rebel forces are to blame.
  • (ISIL) declares itself a caliphate

    (ISIL) declares itself a caliphate
    After making significant territorial gains in Iraq in addition to its territory in Syria, the extremist militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant declares itself a caliphate, with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its leader.
  • Russia Airstrikes

    Russia Airstrikes
    Russia carries out its first airstrikes in Syria. In areas around the cities of Homs and Hama, targeting the mainstream opposition.
  • Victory in Aleppo

    Victory in Aleppo
    The Syrian government declares victory in Aleppo after the last rebel fighters are evacuated from the city
  • United States strikes Shayrat air base

    United States strikes Shayrat air base
    The United States strikes Shayrat air base, a government-controlled air force base, with dozens of cruise missiles in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack carried out by government forces against rebels in Khān Shaykhūn
  • U.S., U.K., and French forces launch air strikes

    U.S., U.K., and French forces launch air strikes
    U.S., U.K., and French forces launch air strikes targeting chemical weapons facilities near Damascus and Homs in response to a chemical weapons attack in Douma a week prior.
  • Turkey launches a missle

    Turkey launches a missle
    Turkey launches an offensive into the Kurdish region of northeastern Syria, days after the United States says it would not fight such an incursion.
  • Turkey and Russian-backed Syrian government

    Turkey and Russian-backed Syrian government
    Turkey and Russian-backed Syrian government forces come into direct confrontation after dozens of Turkish soldiers are killed. The confrontation ends after a cease-fire is brokered by Turkey and Syria’s ally Russia.