Timeline of the Syrian Civil War (September–December 2016)

This article is about the Syrian Civil War from September–December 2016. For other time periods, see Timeline of the Syrian Civil War.

September 2016

1 September

3 September

11 September

15 September

17 September

October 2016

9 October

16 October

18 October

19 October

24 October

25 October

26 October

The Syrian Air Force killed a Free Syrian Army Chief of Staff in the Homs region, Colonel Shouki Ayyoub was killed alongside 5 rebels in the town of Al-Rastan.[18]

November 2016

3 November

A Russian helicopter is destroyed by an ISIS missile on land, after it was downed by technical reasons. Both Russian crew members escaped the attack.[19][20]

8 November

According to a retired Brigadier General of the Lebanese Army, the Syrian Army with Russian support could capture Rebel held Eastern Aleppo in less than 3 months.[21]

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham rebels in Idlib Governorate accused the United States Air Force of targeting one of their bases and killing 10 fighters.[22]

A Russian Foreign Ministry official stated that over 6,000 armed militants are engaged in the operation to break through Eastern Aleppo.[23]

11 November

During a summit of Pacific leaders in Peru, U.S President Barack Obama expressed his belief that Syrian Army would take the Eastern side of Aleppo from Rebel and Jihadist Forces. He also expressed doubts in short term prospects in Syria.[24]

12 November

Syrian Armed Forces recapture Soran, Minyan industrial district from rebels in East Aleppo, thus recapturing all the territory lost in the last rebel offensive.[25][26][27]

24 November

Syrian Arab Air Force conducted an airstrike against Turkish Special Operations Forces and aligned Turkish-backed rebels north of al-Bab, killing three Turkish soldiers and injuring ten.[28][29]

27 November

A Syrian air strike in Homs region targeted a highhigh-ranking Ahrar Al-Sham meeting, killing 5 insurgents,[30] meanwhile Israeli aircraft raided ISIS positions killng 4 militants in response of a ISIS afiliate ("Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade") attack on a Israeli checkpoint in the Golan Heights.[31]


  1. Fadel, Leith (1 September 2016). "Syrian Army, Hezbollah enter Armament School in southern Aleppo". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  2. "Another besieged Damascus suburb surrenders". The National. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  3. Syrian government forces recapture areas in southwest Aleppo
  4. "More Than 100 Dead In Attacks Before Syria Truce". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  5. "Syria: US and Russia agree to 48-hour truce extension". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  6. "Coalition halts airstrike in progress against possible Syrian military".
  7. "Coalition Halts Airstrike in Progress Against Possible Syrian Military Position". U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. 18 September 2016.
  8. "US-led coalition aircraft strike Syrian army positions, kill 62 soldiers – military".
  9. "The Inside Source". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  10. Syria conflict: IS 'ousted from symbolic town of Dabiq'; BBC, 16 October 2016
  11. 1 2 Desk, News (24 October 2016). "Ceasefire in Syria violated 44 times in 24 hours: Russian reconciliation center". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  12. "Russia, Syria Halt Aleppo Airstrikes Ahead of 8-Hour Lull". 18 October 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016 via The New York Times.
  13. 21wire (19 October 2016). "Russia Reports Belgium Killing Civilians in Aleppo Airstrikes, Russian Ambassador Summoned". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  14. Editorial, Reuters. "Russia summons Belgian envoy in row over Syria air strike". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  15. "Las autoridades anuncian la salida de las primeras personas de Alepo por corredores". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  16. Fadel, Leith (24 October 2016). "Syrian Army renews East Ghouta offensive after failed peace negotiations". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  17. Fadel, Leith (25 October 2016). "Jihadist commander beheaded by jihadist rebels in Idlib". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  18. Fadel, Leith (26 October 2016). "Syrian Air Force kills high ranking FSA commander in northern Homs". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  19. Tomson, Chris (3 November 2016). "BREAKING: ISIS shoots down Russian helicopter near Palmyra". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  20. Tomson, Chris (3 November 2016). "VIDEO: Russian pilots escape death moments before ISIS missile hits their helicopter". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  21. Desk, News (8 November 2016). "Aleppo will be captured by year-end: Lebanese analyst". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  22. Fadel, Leith (10 November 2016). "Rebels accuse the US of attacking their forces in Idlib". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  23. Desk, News (10 November 2016). "Up to 6,000 militants attempting to enter east Aleppo: Russian FM". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  24. Antonopoulos, Paul (22 November 2016). "Obama believes Syrian army will take Aleppo". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  25. Regime forces Re-gain control and advance over rebels in Aleppo city
  26. "Syrian troops reverse rebel advance west of Aleppo".
  27. AFP (12 November 2016). "Syria regime eroding rebel gains in Aleppo: monitor".
  28. Fadel, Leith (24 November 2016). "Syrian Air Force kills Turkish soldiers in east Aleppo: report". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  29. "Three Turkish soldiers killed in regime attack in Syria: Military". Hurriyet Daily News. 24 November 2016.
  30. Syrian Air Force strikes top-ranking Ahrar Al-Sham meeting in Homs
  31. Israeli Air Force strikes Islamic State militants inside Syria for the first time
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