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Colombia/Sri Lanka Timeline
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Sarin Gas attack kills 23.
The EU ends its arms embargo against Syrian rebel groups.
Sarin Gas attack kills hundreds, prompting the US to blame Assad and Obama to seek congressional permission to use force in Syria.
Syria agrees to relinquish control of its chemical weapons.
Syria signs the Chemical Weapons convention and the dismantling of its chemical weapons program commences.
ISIS declares its "caliphate."
OPCW declares all of the government's chemical weapons removed.
USA commences airstrikes against ISIS.
UNSC permits OPCW and UN to investigate new claims of the Syrian government's chemical weapon use of chlorine gas.
Russia begins airstrikes against anti-government forces, greatly assisting Assad's position in the conflict.
Syrian government re-takes Homs, Syria's third-largest city.
A temporary ceasefire takes place.
Russia starts to withdraw its troops from Syria.
OPCW-UN investigation announces the Syrian government conducted three chlorine gas attacks and that mustard gas was also used by ISIS.
Turkish forces venture into Syria to aid rebel forces to fight ISIS and Kurdish-led rebel forces.
Syrian government re-takes Aleppo, the last major city controlled by rebels.
58 people killed in what appears to be a nerve-gas attack. Two days later, the US fires cruise missiles at the base the attack supposedly originated from.
Trump approves plans to arm the YPG in order to re-take Raqqa from ISIS forces.
Syrian fighter jet shot down by the US.
ISIS loses control of Raqqa.
Turkey launches military campaign in northern Syria against Kurdish groups.
Uganda invades Tanzania to annex Kagera.
Tanzania invades Uganda and removes Idi Amin from power with the help of domestic opposition.
First presidential election in Uganda, results in Museveni's victory.
In referendum, the people vote overwhelmingly to reject a multi-party system and continue Museveni's Movement party system.
Amnesty Act passed. It provides immunity from prosecution to non-state combatants, aiming to promote disarmament.
Museveni re-elected to the presidency.
Uganda and Sudan sign a deal to collaborate against the LRA.
400,000 civilians evacuated due to conflict with the LRA.
After five years of talks, a peace agreement is established with the UNRF.
Uganda withdraws troops from eastern DR Congo.
Uganda refers its situation in its northern territories to the ICC.
200 displaced people killed by the LRA.
First talks held between the LRA and government, but result in no progress.
DR Congo accuses Uganda in the ICJ of invading its territory in 1999.
Parliament approves the removal of presidential term limits. A referendum strongly demonstrates a general desire to re-establish a multi-party system.
5 LRA leaders (including Joseph Kony) are among those listed in new ICC arrest warrants.
Opposition leader Kizza Besigye is imprisoned, but is released in January 2006 after protests.
ICJ decides that Uganda must pay the DR Congo for its alleged activities in DR Congo's territory in 1999.
Museveni wins multi-party elections, although EU observers identify numerous irregularities during the election.
Juba Peace Talks with the LRA begin.
Truce with the LRA is signed. Subsequent talks do not make much progress.
UN report accuses the army of using "indiscriminate and excessive force" to disarm tribal groups in Karamoja.
Uganda and DR Congo decide to collaborate to settle border dispute.
Severe floods result in the imposition of a state of emergency.
Supposed permanent ceasefire with the LRA established.
Joseph Kony does not, as in previous occasions, attend meetings to sign the peace agreement. Military strikes against the LRA conducted by Uganda, Sudan and DR Congo.
Juba Peace Talks come to an end.
Agreement on Accountability and Reconciliation (AAR) established.
Transitional Justice Working Group established to head the transitional justice measures of the Juba talks.
In the midsts of continued offensives against the LRA, the rebel group calls for a ceasefire.
Uganda commences withdrawal of troops from DR Congo after operations against the LRA.
Ugandan army claims it killed LRA senior leader Bok Abudema.
Corruption investigation opened against the Vice-President, Foreign Minister and and other ministers.
Two explosions kill 74 people in attacks claimed by Al-Shabab.
UN report implicates Uganda in what may be considered the genocide of Hutus in DR Congo.
Museveni wins fourth presidential election.
US sends special forces to aid Uganda against the LRA.
Uganda captures senior LRA leader Caeasar Achellam.
The UN claims Ugandan troops aided and fought on the same side as the M23 rebels in DR Congo.
Due to the July UN report, Uganda announces it will withdraw its peacekeeping forces from all UN missions.
The UK and other European states stop providing aid to Uganda due to claims of "misuse."
In a UN-mediated agreement, 11 states, Uganda included, commit to not intervene in DR Congo.
Museveni signs new anti-gay bill. Consequently, the US imposes new sanctions against Uganda and the World Bank delays 90 million USD worth in aid.
Dominic Ongwen of the LRA presented before the ICC, the first LRA member to do so.
Supreme Court interprets the Amnesty Act as not protecting those responsible for international crimes.
Ugandan army general announces that Uganda will withdraw troops from South Sudan as local forces move in.
Museveni is re-elected.
Dominic Ongwen goes on trial in the ICC.
Uganda removes troops from the Central African Republic.
Syria joins the US-led coalition against Iraq.
Middle East peace talks in Madrid. Syria attends and discusses the Golan Heights with Israel.
Bassel al-Assad, the expected successor to the Syrian presidency, dies in a car crash.
Additional talks about the Golan Heights with Israel commence but are postponed after a few weeks without a date for continuation.
Bashar al-Assad releases 600 political prisoners.
Syrian troops withdraw from Beirut and are deployed in other regions of Lebanon.
US sanctions against Syria imposed due to alleged terrorist aid and allowing militants to enter Iraq.
Iraqi and Syrian relations re-established.
Israeli airstrike against a nuclear facility in Syria that was undergoing construction.
Assad meets with Sarkozy, signaling an end to its diplomatic isolation from the west.
Diplomatic relations with Lebanon established.
US imposes new sanctions on Syria, with claims of Syrian support for terrorist groups and attempts to gain WMDs.
Tanks enter numerous cities to crush protests. EU and US impose further sanctions.
Obama calls for Assad to resign, freezes Syrian assets in the US.
Arab League suspends Syria and imposes sanctions on it. Turkey takes numerous measures against Syria, financial sanctions included.
In a national referendum, over 90% of voters support changes to the constitution.
UNSC supports Kofi Annan's peace plan.
Syria shoots down a Turkish plane. Turkey states that Syrian troop movements near its border will be considered a security threat.
Free Syrian Army conquers Aleppo.
After Syrian shelling kills 5 people in Turkey, Turkey fires at targets in Syria.
In Qatar, National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces created, and is recognized by the USA, France, UK, Turkey and Gulf countries as a "legitimate representative" of Syria's population.
After a Syrian mortar shell hits an Israeli military base, Israel fires several "warning shots" towards Syria.
Hafiz al-Assad passes away and Bashar al-Assad is elected to the presidency without opposition.
Crisis over the death of previous Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri. Assad pressured to withdraw forces from Lebanon and does so. A period of diplomatic isolation for Syria begins.
Protests in Daara break out. Assad takes numerous measures: releases political prisoners, lifts state-of-emergency and dismisses government.
Peace talks in Geneva break down, partly due to the government's unwillingness to discuss a potential transitional government.
A series of presidents come to power but are deposed.
90,000 flee amidst operations against the ADF-NALU.
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