Syria History

Timeline created by axs4089
  • Sykes-Picot Agreement

     Sykes-Picot Agreement
    The Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 set the fate of modern Southwest Asia for the coming century; providing France with the northern zone (Syria, including what would become the state of Lebanon), and the United Kingdom with the southern one (Iraq and later, after renegotiations in 1917, Palestine (including what would become the state of Jordan)
  • Syrian-French Revoulutionary War

    Syrian-French Revoulutionary War
    On 23 August 1925, Sultan Pasha al-Atrash officially declared revolution against France, and soon fighting erupted in Damascus, Homs and Hama. After several battles, they got their independence from France, and became an independent country.
  • 6 Day War

    6 Day War
    Israeli forces seize the Golan Heights from Syria and destroy much of Syria's air force in the Six Day War with Egypt, Jordan and Syria.
  • Syria-Israel War

    Syria-Israel War
    Syria and Egypt go to war with Israel but fail to retake the Golan Heights seized during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
  • Iran-Iraq War

    Iran-Iraq War
    Start of Iran-Iraq War. Syria backs Iran, in keeping with the traditional rivalry between Baathist leaderships in Iraq and Syria.
  • President's Death

    President's Death
    Assad (president) dies and is succeeded by his second son, Bashar.
  • Bombing from Israel

    Bombing from Israel
    Israel bombed a site near Damascus, charging it was a terrorist training facility for members of Islamic Jihad. Islamic Jihad said the camp was not in use; Syria said the attack was on a civilian area.
  • Coflicts with USA

    Coflicts with USA
    American Special Operations Forces launched an air attack into Syria, killing a leader of al-Qaeda. U.S. officials say the militant, Abu Ghadiya, smuggled weapons, money, and fighters into Iraq from Syria. The Syrian government accused the Americans of committing a war crime.
  • Syria Civil War

    Syria Civil War
    An ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Ba'ath Party government and those seeking to oust it.
  • Refugees Flee Syria

    Refugees Flee Syria
    To escape the violence, over 355,000 Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries of Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Turkey.