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.

Fire in Damascus Syria
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Handout/ Reuters

June 2012 -- The United Nations suspends its mission in Syria, citing security concerns. On June 21, Syrian government forces shoot down a Turkish jet near its border, prompting an emergency NATO meeting.

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