Timeline: Unrest in Syria

POSTED: 01:19 AM PST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 07:32 AM PDT Sep 23, 2014 

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.

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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