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.

Bashar al-Assad
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CNN

January 2013 -- Assad announces he will not step down and that his vision of Syria's future includes a new constitution and an end to support for the opposition, which he calls terrorists. The opposition refuses to work with Assad's government.

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