Syrian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 230

  • 2005-04-26 Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.
  • 2005-04-29 Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation
  • 2005-07-26 Samir Geagea, the Lebanese Forces (LF) leader, is released after spending 11 years in a solitary confinement. His release came after the end of the Syrian occupation to Lebanon.
  • 2006-11-21 Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
  • 2012-01-06 A suicide bomber blows himself up at a police station in Damascus, Syria, killing 26 people and wounding 63
  • 2012-02-25 Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama
  • 2012-03-02 The Red Cross is denied access to provide relief to the Baba Amr district in Homs by the Syrian army
  • 2012-03-12 45 people, including children, are massacred by the Syrian Army in Homs

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2012-04-08 Pope Benedict XVI calls for an end to Syrian blood shed in papal Easter message

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2012-04-10 United Nations deadline for Syrian troop withdrawal passes as violence continues
  • 2012-04-12 A ceasefire in the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising comes into effect
  • 2012-04-16 At least 55 people are killed in the Syrian uprising despite UN presence to oversee ceasefire
  • 2012-04-26 70 people are killed by rocket attacks by the Syrian Army on the city of Hama
  • 2012-05-10 Two bombings in Damascus, Syria, kill 55 people and injure 370
  • 2012-05-25 Up to 116 people are massacred, including women and children, by the Syrian army in Houla, in the Homs province
  • 2012-05-30 A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre

  • 2012-06-20 A Syrian fighter pilot lands in Jordan and defects from the Syrian uprising
  • 2012-06-25 33 Syrian army officers defect to Turkey
  • 2012-06-30 30 people attending a funeral in Zamalka, Syria, are killed on a day that saw 83 civilian deaths
  • 2012-07-12 200 people are killed by the Syrian army in Tremseh
  • 2012-07-18 Violence across Syria results in 97 deaths
  • 2012-07-18 Syrian suicide bombing kills three high profile government officials, including Syria's Minister of Defence
  • 2012-07-26 At least 200 people are killed in a day of violence in Syria
  • 2012-08-03 United Nations General Assembly reproaches The United Nations Security Council over its lack of action in Syria
  • 2012-08-22 47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war
  • 2012-08-25 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
  • 2012-09-09 17 people are killed and at least 40 injured after two car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria
  • 2012-09-12 18 soldiers are killed by a rebel car bomb in Syria
  • 2012-09-20 50 people are killed and dozens injured after a gas station is bombed by the Syrian Army in Ain Issa
  • 2012-09-26 Syrian army massacres 40 civilians in Thiabieh, Damascus
  • 2012-10-03 34 people are killed by a series of bombings in Aleppo, Syria
  • 2012-10-04 Turkey’s parliament approves cross-border military operations in Syria
  • 2012-10-11 A further 83 people are killed throughout Syria by the Syrian army
  • 2012-10-18 Syrian military airstrikes kill 40 people in Maaret al-Numan
  • 2012-10-28 Syrian ceasefire collapses and 128 people are killed in ongoing civil war violence
  • 2012-11-03 Syrian rebels launch a major assault on Taftanaz airbase

  • 2012-11-04 Syrian rebels capture a major oil field in Deir ez-Zor Governorate
  • 2012-11-05 50 Syrian military personnel are killed by a suicide car bomb in Hama
  • 2012-11-10 20 Syrian troops are killed by suicide bombings in Daara
  • 2012-11-13 3 Syrian tanks enter the demilitarized zone of Golan Heights
  • 2012-11-15 At least 95 people are killed in Syrian conflicts
  • 2012-11-26 10 children are killed and 15 people are injured after a Syrian government Jet drops a cluster bomb on a playground
  • 2012-11-28 54 people are killed and 120 are injured by two car bombs in Damascus, Syria
  • 2012-12-04 29 people are killed by a mortar attack in Bteeha, Syria
  • 2012-12-11 125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria
  • 2012-12-23 200 civilians are killed by Syrian government warplanes in Helfaya, Syria
  • 2012-12-29 200 people are executed by the Syrian army in Homs
  • 2013-01-04 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013-01-08 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels
  • 2013-01-15 83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria
  • 2013-01-16 24 people die after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria
  • 2013-01-17 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
  • 2013-01-21 30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria
  • 2013-01-25 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
  • 2013-02-04 20 people are killed after an apartment building was struck by a rocket in Aleppo, Syria
  • 2013-02-21 83 people are killed and 250 are injured in a series of bombing attacks in Damascus, Syria

  • 2013-02-22 29 people are killed and 150 are injured by 3 Syrian army missiles in Aleppo
  • 2013-03-04 40 Syrian soldiers are killed in an ambush in Western Iraq
  • 2013-03-06 Syrian rebels capture Ar-Raqqah, their first major city
  • 2013-03-21 42 people are killed and 84 are injured by a bombing in a mosque in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013-03-29 UN regulation of international arms trade is blocked by North Korea, Iran, and Syria
  • 2013-04-07 15 people, including 9 children, are killed by an air strike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force
  • 2013-04-11 57 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Daraa Governorate, Syria
  • 2013-05-02 100 people are killed by the Syrian Army in a raid on al-Bayda, Baniyas
  • 2013-05-04 77 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Baniyas
  • 2013-07-15 13 people are killed by a car bomb in Deir Atiyah, Syria
  • 2013-07-17 7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013-08-02 40 people are killed after an ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria
  • 2013-08-06 18 people are killed and 55 are wounded by a car bomb explosion in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013-08-06 An alleged chemical weapons attack on Damascus, Syria, is claimed by Syrian rebels
  • 2013-08-17 15 civilians are killed by a Syrian warplane attack in Aleppo
  • 2013-08-23 UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre
  • 2013-08-28 China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons
  • 2013-09-07 14 Syrian rebels and 2 civilians are killed by heavy government shelling of Damascus
  • 2013-09-11 12 Alawite sect members are killed by rebel fighters in central Syria
  • 2013-09-29 16 people are killed by a Syrian Army air strike that hit a secondary school in Raqqa, Syria

  • 2013-10-16 21 people are killed after a minibus hits a land mine in Nawa, Syria
  • 2013-10-18 Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria
  • 2013-10-20 30 people are killed by a suicide truck bomber in Hama, Syria
  • 2013-11-06 8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013-12-29 Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says barrel bombs on Aleppo have killed 517 people since 15th December

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2014-01-06 Truce begins between Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in northern Damascus

President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
President of Syria
Bashar al-Assad
  • 2014-02-01 Syrian civil war death toll reaches 130,000, while 4 million are displaced
  • 2014-02-11 Peace talks resume in Geneva as leaders attempt to bring an end to the civil war in Syria
  • 2014-03-11 Refugees from Syria pour into the Kingdom of Jordan
  • 2014-03-18 US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington & expels all Syrian diplomats
  • 2014-03-19 Israel sends airforce against Syrian military units involved in an attack yesterday on an Israeli patrol in the Golan Heights
  • 2014-04-10 88 civilians are killed by barrel bombs from Syrian war planes in Aleppo, Syria
  • 2014-05-23 Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria
  • 2014-05-29 President Obama approves US military training of 'moderate' Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups
  • 2014-07-16 Bashar al-Assad is sworn in for a third term as President of Syria
  • 2014-10-01 41 children are killed by a suicide bombing on the Akrameh al-Makhzumi school in Homs, Syria
  • 2014-10-02 Siege of Syrian town Kobani and its surrounds by ISIS prompts 130,00 people to flee the area
  • 2014-12-02 The World Food Programme suspends critical food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt because of a lack of funds
  • 2014-12-07 The Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria
  • 2015-07-20 Suicide bomber kills 30 in Turkish town of Suruc near Syrian border
  • 2015-08-21 1st British unmanned drone hit on a UK citizen outside a conflict - ISIS fighter Reyaad Khan in Raqqa, Syria
  • 2015-08-21 European Refugee Crisis: Germany makes it easier for Syrian refugees to claim asylum by suspending their Dublin Regulations
  • 2015-08-23 Destruction by IS of the 1st century AD temple of Baalshamin in ancient ruins of Palmyra confirmed by Syrian officials
  • 2015-09-06 German police confirm more than 13,000 refugees have arrived in Southern Germany in last 2 days fleeing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan

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