Timeline: Unrest in Syria

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:19:21 AM CST   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.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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August 2011 -- President Barack Obama calls on al-Assad to step down for the first time, also issuing an executive order immediately freezing all assets of the Syrian government subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

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