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B. 05-30 Iraq troops in 'final assault' on Islamic State in Falluja Falluja, Sunni Triangle
2. 05-29 Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns Syria
D. 05-28 Islamic State: Iraqi army makes gains in Falluja offensive Falluja, Sunni Triangle
E. 05-24 Russian attack helicopters destroyed in Syria Tiyas, Syria
05-24 Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa Raqqa, Northern Syria
G. 05-22 Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation Falluja, Sunni Triangle
H. 05-22 EgyptAir: Submarine searches for missing flight data recorders Egypt
8. 05-21 Top US commander makes secret visit to northern Syria Northern Syria
9. 05-17 Yemen conflict: Houthis 'carry out wave of detentions' Yemen

Recent Summary.     Click for More > Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation Map of Falluja Iraq  Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of a military operation to retake Falluja from so-called Islamic State (IS)   Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed   Mustafa Amine Badreddine has been killed in an Israeli operation in Syria, the Lebanon-based Shia militant organisation says   Clashes broke out in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh   Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to fighting. Azerbaijan said 12 of its soldiers had been killed Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out   Syria conflict: Temporary truce comes into effect   The 'cessation of hostilities' began at midnight with early reports suggesting that guns had fallen silent over major battlefields At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion Iraq declares Ramadi liberated from ISIS Russia warplane shot down in Syria Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria Israel starts Gaza ground offensive ISIS seizes second city of Mosul Syrian rebels allege chemical attack Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Last US troops withdraw from Iraq Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza Hamas hails 'liberation' of Gaza Iran seizes 15 British sailors Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war U.S. Launches War Against Iraq Intifada started by Sharon visit Alexandria bombarded by the British
Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa Map of Raqqa Syria
May. 24   Northern Syria
  A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has begun a campaign to expel Islamic State (IS) militants from land north of Raqqa
May. 22   Sunni Triangle
May. 12   Damascus
Apr.2   Azerbaijan
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Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns   Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa Map of Raqqa Syria


May 2016 ... more > Top ^
Yesterday  Sunni Triangle  Iraq troops in 'final assault' on Islamic State in Falluja
Yesterday   Syria
Sat.  Sunni Triangle  Islamic State: Iraqi army makes gains in Falluja offensive
May. 24   Northern Syria  
  A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has begun a campaign to expel Islamic State (IS) militants from land north of Raqqa
May. 22   Sunni Triangle     Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation Map of Falluja Iraq
  Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of a military operation to retake Falluja from so-called Islamic State (IS)
 Egypt  EgyptAir: Submarine searches for missing flight data recorders May. 12   Damascus   Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed Map of Damascus airport Syria
  Mustafa Amine Badreddine has been killed in an Israeli operation in Syria, the Lebanon-based Shia militant organisation says


April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.29  Syria  Syria conflict: Temporary partial truce comes into effect Apr.28   Northern Syria Syria conflict: Aleppo in 'catastrophic' state says UN
Apr.2   Azerbaijan     Clashes broke out in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh Map of Nagorno-Karabakh Azerbaijan
  Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to fighting. Azerbaijan said 12 of its soldiers had been killed


March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.14   Syria     Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out   In a surprise move, Russian President has ordered his military to start withdrawing the 'main part' of its forces in Syria from Tuesday

February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.26   Syria     Syria conflict: Temporary truce comes into effect
  The 'cessation of hostilities' began at midnight with early reports suggesting that guns had fallen silent over major battlefields
Feb.17   Turkey   At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion   A large explosion has left at least 61 more injured. A vehicle full of explosives was detonated as military buses were passing by Feb.15  Northern Syria  Hospital strike deliberate, says MSF Feb.10  Northern Syria  Aleppo fighting displaces 50,000 people Feb.5  Northern Syria  Syria war: Thousands fleeing fighting mass at Turkey border

year 2015 Top ^



December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.28   Western Iraq     Iraq declares Ramadi liberated from ISIS
Map of Ramadi Iraq  The Iraqi city of Ramadi has been 'liberated' from so-called Islamic State, the Iraqi military has declared. There are still pockets of resistance in the city Dec.2  Syria  UK launches first Syria air strikes

November 2015 ... more > Top ^
Nov.24  Northern Syria  Turkey Russia jet: Marine killed in pilot rescue bid   Northern Syria   Russia warplane shot down in Syria
Map of Latakia Syria  Russian President Vladimir Putin has bitterly condemned the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border

September 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sep.30   Northern Syria     Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria   Russian defence officials say their aircraft carried out about 20 missions against the so-called Islamic State group (IS) on Wednesday

July 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jul.24  Northern Syria  Turkish warplanes bomb ISIS positions in Syria Jul.1   Sinai 64 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's checkpoints


May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.20   Syria Islamic State 'in control' of Syria's Palmyra
May.15   Western Iraq Militants seize Ramadi stronghold

April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Apr.24   Armenia Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks
Apr.5  Yemen  Houthi rebels make gains in Aden

March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Mar.6  Western Iraq  Iraqi army drives IS from key town

February 2015 ... more > Top ^
Feb.22  Northern Syria  Turkey enters Syria to remove tomb

January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.28  Northern Israel  Three killed as Israel and Hezbollah clash on border Jan.22   Yemen Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold


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Dec.24  Northern Syria  IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria Oct.29   Northern Syria Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey border crossing
Oct.24  Sinai  Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 26 troops Oct.7  Northern Syria  Air strikes help Syria town curb IS Sep.22  Northern Syria  U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time Sep.20   Northern Syria 45,000 'flee Islamic State' into Turkey Aug.26   Gaza Israel, Hamas officials say extended cease-fire reached Aug.18  Mosul  Iraq crisis: Mosul dam recaptured from militants Aug.4  Gaza  Israeli troops withdraw from Gaza Aug.3  Gaza  Airstrike hits UN school in Gaza as Israeli troops start redeploying Aug.1  Gaza  No cease-fire: Israel pounds Gaza after Hamas kidnapped Israeli soldier Jul.31  Gaza  New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas Jul.29  Gaza  Hamas rejects Palestinian cease-fire call Jul.25   Gaza Humanitarian ceasefire between Israel, Hamas takes effect Jul.17   Gaza   Israel starts Gaza ground offensive   The Israeli military has begun a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, extending its 10-day-old Operation Protective Edge Jul.16  Gaza  Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid Jul.15  Gaza  Cease-fire effort collapses as rockets, airstrikes continue Jul.8  Gaza  Hamas fires rockets at Israeli cities after Gaza offensive Jul.6   Gaza Israeli strikes kill Gaza militants Jun.29   Iraq ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Jun.28  Sunni Triangle  Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit Jun.22  Western Iraq  Iraq 'loses western border control' Jun.20  Iraq  More than a million Iraqis have fled their homes as ISIS continues siege Jun.17  Baghdad  Baghdadis stockpile food in fear of ISIS advance Jun.16  Baghdad  US deploys 275 'military personnel' Jun.11  Sunni Triangle  Militants seize Tikrit after taking Mosul Jun.10   Mosul     ISIS seizes second city of Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul Mar.23  Turkey  Turkish PM says jets shoot down Syrian warplane

year 2013 Top ^

Aug.21   Damascus     Syrian rebels allege chemical attack
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside Jan.30  Syria  Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border

year 2012 Top ^

Nov.21   Gaza Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
Nov.19  Gaza  Gaza death toll 'rises over 100' Nov.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced Oct.3  Turkey  Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths Aug.5  Sinai  Police die in Egypt border attack Jul.28   Northern Syria Syrian forces hammer Aleppo Jul.18  Syria  Top Syrian officials killed Jun.22  Northern Syria  Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter May.26   Syria U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre May.21   Yemen Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops Apr.11  Syria  Syria ceasefire comes into effect Feb.22  Syria  Two Western journalists killed in Syria Feb.8  Syria  Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling Jan.2  Southern Iran  Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.17   Iraq Last US troops withdraw from Iraq   The last convoy of US troops to leave Iraq has entered Kuwait, nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein Dec.4  Iran  Iran shoots down American drone Oct.18   Israel Shalit back in Israel after swap
Sep.30  Yemen  U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed Aug.18  Southern Israel  7 Israelis dead in string of attacks Jul.31  Syria  Army, protesters clash, killing 71 Jun.3  Yemen  Yemen's presidential compound attacked Feb.21  Egypt  Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal'

year 2010 Top ^

Aug.31   Iraq U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
May.30   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship   More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats

year 2009 Top ^

Jun.29  Baghdad  US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities Jan.21  Gaza  Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal Jan.17   Jerusalem Israel declares unilateral cease-fire
Jan.9  Gaza  Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting Jan.3   Gaza Israeli ground troops enter Gaza

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.27   Gaza     Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza   At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes' Jul.16  Israel  Israel swaps prisoners for bodies Jun.18   Gaza Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
Mar.25  Basra  Iraq forces battle Basra militias Feb.28  Gaza  Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip Feb.22  Northern Iraq  Turkish troops enter Iraq Jan.22   Gaza Palestinians blow up border wall Jan.7  Iran  Iran boats threatened US ships

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.1   Northern Iraq Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq
Sep.6  Syria  Israeli airstrike targeted nuclear reactor Jun.14   Gaza     Hamas hails 'liberation' of Gaza   The militants have hailed a series of military victories over rivals Fatah as a new 'liberation' of the territory May.20  Northern Lebanon  Islamic militants, security forces battle Mar.23   Iran     Iran seizes 15 British sailors   The naval patrol seized sailors who had boarded a vessel suspected of smuggling cars off the coast of Iraq Jan.27   Gaza Battle rages on after 25 dead

year 2006 Top ^

Aug.14   Southern Lebanon Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
Jul.12   Southern Lebanon   Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war   Guerrillas killed 3 Israeli soldiers and captured 2 more, prompting airstrikes and military raids inside southern Lebanon Jun.8  Iraq  U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi

year 2005 Top ^

Apr.26  Lebanon  Last Syrian soldiers left Lebanon Jan.30  Iraq  Iraqis vote amid violence

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.9  Sunni Triangle  U.S., Iraqis enter Falluja's center

year 2003 Top ^

Dec.14  Sunni Triangle  Saddam captured Jul.22  Mosul  Saddam's sons killed in raid Apr.9  Baghdad  Baghdad falls to US forces Mar.19   Iraq     U.S. Launches War Against Iraq   After air raid sirens went off across Baghdad, anti-aircraft fire and explosions were heard

year 2002 Top ^

Apr.3  West Bank  Bethlehem church under siege

year 2000 Top ^

Sep.30   Jerusalem     Intifada started by Sharon visit   Palestinians and Israelis clash, spurred by visit of right-wing Israeli leader to a joint Jewish/Muslim holy site May.24  Southern Lebanon  Israel retreat complete Jul. 11, 1882   Egypt     Alexandria bombarded by the British   In July 1882, the city came under bombardment from British naval forces and was occupied Aug. 1, 1798  Egypt  Nelson wins Battle of the Nile Jul. 21, 1798   Egypt Battle of the Pyramids



  At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion   A large explosion has left at least 61 more injured. A vehicle full of explosives was detonated as military buses were passing by 64 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's checkpoints   Clashes broke out in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh Map of Nagorno-Karabakh Azerbaijan




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2015
Nov.24  Northern Syria  Turkey Russia jet: Marine killed in pilot rescue bid
Jul.1   Sinai
2014
Oct.24  Sinai  Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 26 troops
2011
Aug.18  Southern Israel  7 Israelis dead in string of attacks
2008
Jul.16  Israel  Israel swaps prisoners for bodies




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2016
Apr.2   Azerbaijan
  Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to fighting. Azerbaijan said 12 of its soldiers had been killed
2015 Jan.28  Northern Israel  Three killed as Israel and Hezbollah clash on border 2012 Oct.3  Turkey  Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths Aug.5  Sinai  Police die in Egypt border attack 2008 Jan.22   Gaza Palestinians blow up border wall 2006 Jul.12   Southern Lebanon   Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war   Guerrillas killed 3 Israeli soldiers and captured 2 more, prompting airstrikes and military raids inside southern Lebanon 2000 May.24  Southern Lebanon  Israel retreat complete



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2015 Apr.24   Armenia Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks
2012 May.26   Syria U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre 2003 Dec.14  Sunni Triangle  Saddam captured



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2009 Jan.3   Gaza Israeli ground troops enter Gaza
2008 Feb.22  Northern Iraq  Turkish troops enter Iraq 2005 Apr.26  Lebanon  Last Syrian soldiers left Lebanon 2004 Nov.9  Sunni Triangle  U.S., Iraqis enter Falluja's center 2003 Apr.9  Baghdad  Baghdad falls to US forces



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2016 May. 22  Egypt  EgyptAir: Submarine searches for missing flight data recorders 2011 Feb.21  Egypt  Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal' 2008 Jan.7  Iran  Iran boats threatened US ships 2007 Mar.23   Iran   Iran seizes 15 British sailors   The naval patrol seized sailors who had boarded a vessel suspected of smuggling cars off the coast of Iraq 1882 Jul. 11, 1882   Egypt   Alexandria bombarded by the British   In July 1882, the city came under bombardment from British naval forces and was occupied 1890 Aug. 1, 1798  Egypt  Nelson wins Battle of the Nile



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2016 May. 12   Damascus   Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed
Map of Damascus airport Syria
  Mustafa Amine Badreddine has been killed in an Israeli operation in Syria, the Lebanon-based Shia militant organisation says
2012 Nov.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike
Map of Gaza City Israel  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced



Middle East, War & Army Missiles Timeline ... See World Missiles timeline Top ^
2014 Jul.15  Gaza  Cease-fire effort collapses as rockets, airstrikes continue Jul.8  Gaza  Hamas fires rockets at Israeli cities after Gaza offensive 2012 Jan.2  Southern Iran  Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz



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2007 Jun.14   Gaza   Hamas hails 'liberation' of Gaza   The militants have hailed a series of military victories over rivals Fatah as a new 'liberation' of the territory Jan.27   Gaza Battle rages on after 25 dead




Middle East, War & Army Drone Timeline ... See World Drone timeline Top ^
2011 Dec.4  Iran  Iran shoots down American drone Sep.30  Yemen  U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed



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2015 Dec.2  Syria  UK launches first Syria air strikes Nov.24   Northern Syria   Russia warplane shot down in Syria
Map of Latakia Syria  Russian President Vladimir Putin has bitterly condemned the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border Sep.30   Northern Syria   Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria   Russian defence officials say their aircraft carried out about 20 missions against the so-called Islamic State group (IS) on Wednesday Jul.24  Northern Syria  Turkish warplanes bomb ISIS positions in Syria 2014 Dec.24  Northern Syria  IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria Oct.7  Northern Syria  Air strikes help Syria town curb IS Sep.22  Northern Syria  U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time Jul.6   Gaza Israeli strikes kill Gaza militants Mar.23  Turkey  Turkish PM says jets shoot down Syrian warplane 2013 Jan.30  Syria  Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border 2012 Jun.22  Northern Syria  Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter 2008 Dec.27   Gaza   Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza   At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes' 2007 Sep.6  Syria  Israeli airstrike targeted nuclear reactor 2006 Jun.8  Iraq  U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi



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2014 Jun.16  Baghdad  US deploys 275 'military personnel' 2010 Aug.31   Iraq U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
2003 Mar.19   Iraq   U.S. Launches War Against Iraq   After air raid sirens went off across Baghdad, anti-aircraft fire and explosions were heard



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2016 Yesterday  Sunni Triangle  Iraq troops in 'final assault' on Islamic State in Falluja Sat.  Sunni Triangle  Islamic State: Iraqi army makes gains in Falluja offensive May. 24   Northern Syria   Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa
Map of Raqqa Syria
  A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has begun a campaign to expel Islamic State (IS) militants from land north of Raqqa
May. 22   Sunni Triangle   Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation Map of Falluja Iraq
  Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of a military operation to retake Falluja from so-called Islamic State (IS)
2015 Dec.28   Western Iraq   Iraq declares Ramadi liberated from ISIS Map of Ramadi Iraq  The Iraqi city of Ramadi has been 'liberated' from so-called Islamic State, the Iraqi military has declared. There are still pockets of resistance in the city May.20   Syria Islamic State 'in control' of Syria's Palmyra May.15   Western Iraq Militants seize Ramadi stronghold Apr.5  Yemen  Houthi rebels make gains in Aden Mar.6  Western Iraq  Iraqi army drives IS from key town Jan.22   Yemen Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold 2014 Oct.29   Northern Syria Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey border crossing Aug.18  Mosul  Iraq crisis: Mosul dam recaptured from militants Jun.29   Iraq ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Jun.28  Sunni Triangle  Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit Jun.22  Western Iraq  Iraq 'loses western border control' Jun.11  Sunni Triangle  Militants seize Tikrit after taking Mosul Jun.10   Mosul   ISIS seizes second city of Mosul   Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul 2012 Jul.28   Northern Syria Syrian forces hammer Aleppo Jul.18  Syria  Top Syrian officials killed May.21   Yemen Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops 2011 Jun.3  Yemen  Yemen's presidential compound attacked 2008 Mar.25  Basra  Iraq forces battle Basra militias 2007 Dec.1   Northern Iraq Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq May.20  Northern Lebanon  Islamic militants, security forces battle 2005 Jan.30  Iraq  Iraqis vote amid violence 2002 Apr.3  West Bank  Bethlehem church under siege 2000 Sep.30   Jerusalem   Intifada started by Sharon visit   Palestinians and Israelis clash, spurred by visit of right-wing Israeli leader to a joint Jewish/Muslim holy site



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2016 Yesterday   Syria Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns
Apr.29  Syria  Syria conflict: Temporary partial truce comes into effect Mar.14   Syria   Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out   In a surprise move, Russian President has ordered his military to start withdrawing the 'main part' of its forces in Syria from Tuesday Feb.26   Syria   Syria conflict: Temporary truce comes into effect
  The 'cessation of hostilities' began at midnight with early reports suggesting that guns had fallen silent over major battlefields
2014 Aug.26   Gaza Israel, Hamas officials say extended cease-fire reached
Aug.4  Gaza  Israeli troops withdraw from Gaza Jul.31  Gaza  New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas Jul.29  Gaza  Hamas rejects Palestinian cease-fire call Jul.25   Gaza Humanitarian ceasefire between Israel, Hamas takes effect Jul.16  Gaza  Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid 2012 Nov.21   Gaza Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire Apr.11  Syria  Syria ceasefire comes into effect 2011 Dec.17   Iraq Last US troops withdraw from Iraq   The last convoy of US troops to leave Iraq has entered Kuwait, nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein Oct.18   Israel Shalit back in Israel after swap 2009 Jun.29  Baghdad  US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities Jan.21  Gaza  Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal Jan.17   Jerusalem Israel declares unilateral cease-fire 2008 Jun.18   Gaza Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza 2006 Aug.14   Southern Lebanon Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect



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2016 Apr.28   Northern Syria Syria conflict: Aleppo in 'catastrophic' state says UN
Feb.15  Northern Syria  Hospital strike deliberate, says MSF Feb.10  Northern Syria  Aleppo fighting displaces 50,000 people Feb.5  Northern Syria  Syria war: Thousands fleeing fighting mass at Turkey border 2014 Sep.20   Northern Syria 45,000 'flee Islamic State' into Turkey Aug.3  Gaza  Airstrike hits UN school in Gaza as Israeli troops start redeploying Jun.20  Iraq  More than a million Iraqis have fled their homes as ISIS continues siege Jun.17  Baghdad  Baghdadis stockpile food in fear of ISIS advance 2012 Feb.22  Syria  Two Western journalists killed in Syria 2010 May.30   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship   More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats



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2013 Aug.21   Damascus   Syrian rebels allege chemical attack   Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside