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.

Children affected by nerve gas, Syria
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Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

June 13, 2013 -- The United States concludes the Syrian government has used chemical weapons in its fight against opposition forces, and President Obama authorizes direct U.S. military support to the rebels.

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