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.

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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