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.
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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