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.

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March 2013 -- The rebel coalition elects an interim leader, Ghassan Hitto, who spent much of his life in the United States, and holds dual U.S. and Syrian citizenship. Following the seize of the northern city of Raqqa, Syrian planes bomb Raqqa. 

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