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Timeline: Al-Assad faces unprecedented challenge

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2011-08-03

The shock waves of the Arab Spring first reached Syria on March 15, 2011. Since then, growing street protests have rocked President Bashar al-Assad's government and met with deadly repression. FRANCE 24 retraces the key dates of the Syrian revolt.

TIMELINE: SYRIAN UPRISING

Date created : 2011-08-03

  • SYRIA

    UN Security Council holds further talks on Syria

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  • SYRIA

    Europe seek UN resolution after tanks pound Hama

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  • SYRIA

    Hama under siege as intense shelling resumes

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