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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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July 2011 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fires the governor of Hama following a mass demonstration there. The government sends in troops, and hundreds are reported killed.

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