Timeline: Unrest in Syria

Published: Dec 24 2013 04:19:21 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 23 2014 10:32:18 AM EDT

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.

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March 2011 -- The first major protests in Syria begin with a "Day of Dignity" in Damascus, demanding the release of political prisoners. A number of people are shot dead by security forces at a similar protest in Daraa, leading to clashes and unrest.

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