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.

UN chemical weapons experts, Syria
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Khaled al-Harir/Reuters

Aug. 26, 2013 -- U.N. inspectors are shot at as they attempt to investigate the site of the alleged nerve gas attack one day after the Syrian government finally relented and allowed full access inside.

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