January 5- Iranian Protesters burn the Saudi embassy over the killing of a prominent Shiite cleric. This led to further tensions in the Middle East causing even more uncertainty within the larger Saudi-Iranian proxy war, which Syria is a huge part of.
January 15- Syrian Army soldiers celebrate the capture of Salma, one of the few remaining rebel strongholds in the Latakia Province.
January 17- A massacre is committed in besieged Dier-ez-Zor when the Islamic State kidnaps 400 residents from the government-held part and executes many of them.
January 31- The Islamic State sent in two car bombs near the Sayyida Zeinab Shrine south of Damascus. This attack was meant to kill the Shiite population and ended up killing around 70 with over 100 wounded.
February 3- Residents in the Shiite vilages of Nubl and Zahara celebrate the Syrian Army linking up with the troops stationed inside the…
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