Timeline: Unrest in Syria

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:19:21 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 23 2014 09:32:18 AM CDT

The U.S. and several Arab nations have begun airstrikes in Syria -- the latest chapter in a bloody civil war. Learn about the major events in the country's tumultuous uprising.

Freedom fighter in Syria
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Hamid Khatib/Reuters

December 2012 -- Rebels make gains in Syria's capital, taking over military bases in Damascus against weakened government forces.

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