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April 2016

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2016.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2016: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2016?


  • 01 Apr 2016 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that airstrikes against the village of Deir al-Asafir in Rif Dimashq Governorate have left at least 30 dead and many more injured.
  • 02 Apr 2016 Armenian-Azerbaijani border dispute: 2016 Armenian–Azerbaijani clashes. After an escalated dispute over Azerbaijan's borders with the Nagorno–Karabakh Republic, Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange gunfire for a third consecutive day.
  • 03 Apr 2016 Nagorno–Karabakh conflict 2016 Armenian-Azerbaijani fighting: Azerbaijan declares a unilateral ceasefire in the country's fight against ethnic Armenians, one day after 30 soldiers were killed. According to the Associated Press, rebel forces deny Azerbaijani's claims and claim that they don't see any evidence that the government has stopped fighting. (AP),
  • 04 Apr 2016 Boko Haram insurgency - Nigeria's army claims it has detained Khalid al-Barnawi (leader of the Boko Haram splinter organization Ansaru).
  • 05 Apr 2016 Syrian Civil War: Al-Nusra Front militants shoot a Sukhoi Su-22 fighter plane of the Syrian Arab Air Force and capture its pilot in northern Aleppo Governorate.
  • 06 Apr 2016 Syrian Civil War: Aleppo offensive (April 2016). The Syrian Army and its allies launched an offensive south from Aleppo.
  • 07 Apr 2016 Syrian Civil War: Syrian state television reports that ISIL militants kidnapped more than 300 employees from a cement plant outside Al-Dumayr this week. Since then, no contact has been made.
  • 08 Apr 2016 Sinai insurgency: At most seven people were killed in the insurgency. This includes five soldiers from Egypt's Army, and one civilian woman. The attacks on multiple websites were claimed by ISIL's Sinai branch.
  • 09 Apr 2016 Moro Conflict: 2016 Battle of Basilan - At least 18 soldiers were killed and 52 others injured during clashes between Abu Sayyaf militants in Basilan, Philippines.
  • 10 Apr 2016 Afghanistan War (2001-present). The Taliban claim responsibility for yesterday's rocket attack on Kabul, Afghanistan. They also claim that the target of the attack was U.S. Secretary John Kerry. Kerry was visiting the capital to defuse a crisis in the unity government. Kerry had left less than an hour before. There have been no casualties.
  • 11 Apr 2016 2016 Stavropol bombings, at least three suicide bombers attacked a Stavropol police station, Russia.
  • 12 Apr 2016 Afghanistan War (2001-present). The Taliban announces their annual spring offensive, to be called "Operation Omari".
  • 13 Apr 2016 War in Donbass - The Ukrainian Army claims that eight of its soldiers were injured in fighting against Russian-backed separatists east of the country in the past 24 hours. According to a military spokesperson, there were 29 incidents of shelling around Mariupol.
  • 14 Apr 2016 Eight people were killed by Taliban militants in Afghanistan's War on Terror (2001-present).
  • 15 Apr 2016 Afghanistan War (2001-present). A war rages in Kunduz Province as the Taliban launch their spring offensive to seize Kunduz. A Taliban spokesperson claimed that several outposts had fallen to them, but this was not immediately verified. However, a police chief stated that security forces were maintaining control of the situation.
  • 16 Apr 2016 Afghanistan War (2001-present). According to a police chief at the scene, 40 Taliban fighters were killed in an attack on Afghan security forces. Four security personnel are also killed.
  • 17 Apr 2016 Afghanistan War (2001-present). Heavy fighting continues in Afghanistan's north as Taliban fighters intensify attacks in various districts around Kunduz to retake the capital. A police chief said that militants attacked several checkpoints at the southwest outskirts the city overnight, while the government repelled an attack to the east.
  • 18 Apr 2016 Rebels in Syria launch new offensives against the government forces in the country’s Latakia Governorate, and Hama Governorate. A number of rebel groups had previously announced that they would launch a new offensive against the government forces as a response to claims of violations to the cease-fire agreement. This further strains the Syrian peace process.
  • 19 Apr 2016 War in Afghanistan: April 2016 Kabul Attack: An explosion was reported in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, one week after Taliban announced the start of their annual spring offensive. At least 28 people were reported to have been killed in the attack on an Afghan government security building. More than 200 others were injured. (Times of India), (AP via Fox News). The United Nations Security Council condemned today's attack on Kabul by Taliban.
  • 20 Apr 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: April 2016 Kabul attack. According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, the death toll from yesterday’s Taliban attack against Kabul’s National Directorate of Security has risen to 64 and 347 others were injured.
  • 21 Apr 2016 Sudanese nomadic conflicts, Ethnic violence South Sudan: The Ethiopian Army crosses into South Sudan with the approval of the latter in search for more than 100 children who were kidnapped by unknown assailants and then spirited across the border in surprise attack that also killed 208 people just a few days before.
  • 22 Apr 2016 Conflict in Moro: After a kidnapping close to Davao City, the U.K. Foreign Office (UK Foreign Office) and the U.S. State Department have issued travel advisory regarding the Philippine islands of Mindanao & the Sulu Archipelago. (Sun Star Cebu),
  • 23 Apr 2016 War in North-West Pakistan: Pakistani Taliban claim the assassination of Soran Singh, a Sikh lawmaker.
  • 24 Apr 2016 Iraqi Civil War: At most 14 people were killed in suicide bombings in Baghdad.
  • 25 Apr 2016 Kurdish-Turkish Conflict (2015-present: Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four others were wounded by Kurdish militants. (Daily Mail). The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), warns Turkey that it is ready to intensify its fight.
  • 26 Apr 2016 Syrian Civil War: At least five members of the rescue organization Syrian Civil Defense were killed in an airstrike by the Syrian government near Aleppo. Over the last few days, dozens of people were killed in Aleppo by government airstrikes or opposition bombardment.
  • 27 Apr 2016 Conflict in Moro: The Philippine president Benigno Aquino III claims that Abu Sayyaf militants are planning to kidnap Kris Aquino, his sister and boxer Manny Pacquiao.
  • 28 Apr 2016 After an increase in kidnappings by Abu Sayyaf militants, the Moro Conflict: Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines agree to joint naval patrols.
  • 29 Apr 2016 Aleksi Borodavkin (Russian ambassador to the United Nations) stated that the Syrian Army is preparing an offensive against ISIL strongholds in Al-Raqqah, Deir ez-Zor, and that Russian Air Force will provide air support.
  • 30 Apr 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014)-2017: April 2016 Baghdad Bombing: At least 19 people are killed and nearly 50 Shi'ite pilgrims are injured in the car bombing that occurred in southeastern Baghdad. ISIL claimed responsibility.
  • 01 Apr 2016 The 2016 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict begins along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact.
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Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Because of Miss Bridgerton


Sometimes, you find love in unexpected places...This is not the case with Billie Bridgerton. Everyone expects her to marry one the Rokesby brothers.

Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel

Property of a Noblewoman


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Danielle Steel's riveting novel shows how a woman's legacy, shaped by tragedy and fortitude and undying dedication, transforms lives and hearts long after her death and becomes her most valuable bequest.

Private Paris by James Patterson, Mark Sullivan

Private Paris


Paris is on fire, and only Private's Jack Morgan can put it out. Jack Morgan imagines Jack Morgan stopping by Private's Paris office to say hello and enjoy a relaxing trip full of fine food, sightseeing, and good company.

Miracles from Heaven by Christy Wilson Beam

Miracles from Heaven


Sony's major motion picture, Miracles from Heaven, stars Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah. It is the story of a little girl and her incredible journey to heaven.

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

The Girl in the Ice


Her eyes are wide. Her lips parted, as if she were speaking. She is not the only one to find her dead body in the ice. Detective Erika Foster is called to investigate the murder of a young girl who …