Timeline: Unrest in Syria

Published On: Aug 26 2013 11:42:10 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 01 2013 08:25:25 AM CDT

Two years after the first anti-government protests, the conflict in Syria rages on. 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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