2014 in Syria

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See also:Other events of 2014
List of years in Syria

The following lists events that happened in 2014 in Syria.



For events related to the Civil War, see Timeline of the Syrian Civil War (January–July 2014) and Timeline of the Syrian Civil War (August–December 2014)


  • June 3 - Syria presidential election takes place in government-controlled areas, amidst an opposition boycott. While the West denounces the election as rigged and "meaningless", delegations from Assad's main supporters, including Russia, Iran and Venezuela, praise the election as transparent and free.[1]
  • June 4 - The Syrian government announces Assad was re-elected, claiming that Assad had won with 88.7% of the vote and a turnout of 73.47% of eligible voters.[1]
  • June 23 - The final stockpile of "declared" chemical weapons is shipped out of the country.[2]


  • July 16 - Bashar Assad is sworn in to serve his third seven-year term as President of Syria.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Syrian President Bashar al-Assad wins third term - BBC News". BBC News. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Watchdog: Last 'declared' chemical weapons leave Syria - CNN.com". CNN. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  3. ^ Saad, Hwaida; Cowell, Alan (16 July 2014). "Assad Begins a Third Term in Syria, Vowing to Look After Its People". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 April 2016.