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Timeline: Syria’s uprising

Columns of smoke rising from heavy shelling in the Jobar neighborhood in west Damascus, in Cairo, Syria, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

As the international community weighs military action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in the wake of the Syrian president’s use of chemical weapons, Global News takes a close look at the years-long conflict that’s left 100,000 dead and a million people displaced.

The interactive timeline below chronicles the uprising in Syria, from March, 2011 to August, 2013.

For the latest news on the conflict in Syria, click here.

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With files from Jamie Sturgeon

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