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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2016?


Events

  • 01 Apr 2016 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports airstrikes on the village of Deir al-Asafir, Rif Dimashq Governorate, have killed at least 30 people and left dozens more injured. (The Telegraph)
  • 02 Apr 2016 Armenian–Azerbaijani border conflict: 2016 Armenian–Azerbaijani clashes: Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange gunfire for the third successive day after an escalation of a dispute over the boundaries between Azerbaijan and the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. (RT)
  • 03 Apr 2016 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: 2016 Armenian–Azerbaijani clashes: Azerbaijan calls a unilateral ceasefire in its fight with ethnic Armenians one day after 30 soldiers died. The Associated Press reports rebel forces reject Azerbaijan's claims, saying they see no sign the government has stopped fighting. (AP), (BBC) (NPR)
  • 04 Apr 2016 Boko Haram insurgency: Nigeria's army says it has arrested Khalid al-Barnawi, a leader of the Boko Haram splinter group Ansaru. (Reuters)
  • 05 Apr 2016 Syrian Civil War: Al-Nusra Front militants shoot down a Syrian Arab Air Force Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jet and capture its pilot in the northern Aleppo Governorate. (The Telegraph)
  • 06 Apr 2016 Syrian Civil War: Aleppo offensive (April 2016): The Syrian Army and its allies launch an offensive south of Aleppo. (Jerusalem Post)
  • 07 Apr 2016 Syrian Civil War: According to Syrian state television, ISIL militants kidnapped over 300 staff members from a cement factory outside of the city of Al-Dumayr earlier this week and no contact with them has been made since. (Al Jazeera)
  • 08 Apr 2016 Sinai insurgency: At least seven people are killed, including five Egyptian Army soldiers, a military officer and a civilian woman in two separate blasts in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. ISIL's Sinai branch claimed responsibility for the attacks on several websites. (Reuters)
  • 09 Apr 2016 Moro Conflict: 2016 Battle of Basilan: At least 18 soldiers are killed and 52 injured in clashes with Abu Sayyaf militants and allied gunmen in Basilan island, Philippines. (FOX News)
  • 10 Apr 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): The Taliban, in a statement claiming responsibility for yesterday's rocket attacks into Kabul, Afghanistan, says the intended target was U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who was in the capital to help defuse a crisis within the unity government. Kerry had departed less than an hour earlier. No casualties have been reported. (CNN)
  • 11 Apr 2016 2016 Stavropol bombings: At least three suicide bombers attack a police station in Stavropol, Russia. (Sputnik News)
  • 12 Apr 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): The Taliban announces its annual spring offensive to be named "Operation Omari". (Voice of America)
  • 13 Apr 2016 War in Donbass: The Ukrainian Army says eight of its soldiers were wounded in fighting against Russian-backed separatists in the east of the country during the previous 24 hours. A military spokesman said there had been 29 shelling incidents around Mariupol. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 14 Apr 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Taliban militants kill eight people, including a police commander, in an ambush in northern Afghanistan. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 15 Apr 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A battle rages in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan as the Taliban launches its spring offensive to capture the city of Kunduz. According to a Taliban spokesperson, several outposts already fell to them but this could not be verified immediately while a police chief says that the security forces were keeping "the situation under control". (Al Jazeera)
  • 16 Apr 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): According to a police chief, at least 40 Taliban fighters are killed after launching an offensive against Afghan security forces to seize the strategic northern city of Kunduz while four security force personnel are also killed. (Al Jazeera)
  • 17 Apr 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Heavy fighting continues in the north of Afghanistan as Taliban fighters intensify their attacks in several districts around Kunduz in their bid to retake the city. According to a police chief, militants overnight attacked several police checkpoints in the southwest outskirts of the city while government forces repelled a major attack to the east of Kunduz. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 18 Apr 2016 Syrian rebels launch new offensives against government forces in the country's Latakia Governorate and Hama Governorate. Several rebel groups earlier announced they were launching a new battle against government forces in response to claimed violations of the cease-fire agreement, further putting a strain on the Syrian peace process. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 19 Apr 2016 War in Afghanistan: April 2016 Kabul attack: A large explosion is reported in the Afghan capital Kabul a week after the Taliban declared the start of their annual spring offensive. The target was an Afghan government security compound with at least 28 people reported killed and more than 200 others injured. (Times of India), (AP via Fox News)The United Nations Security Council condemns today's attack in Kabul by the Taliban. (AP via The Washington Post)
  • 20 Apr 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): April 2016 Kabul attack: The death toll from yesterday's Taliban attack on the National Directorate of Security in Kabul rises to 64, with 347 others wounded, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. (Reuters)
  • 21 Apr 2016 Sudanese nomadic conflicts, Ethnic violence in South Sudan: The Ethiopian Army crosses the border into South Sudan with the latter's approval in search of more than 100 children who were kidnapped and spirited across the border in a surprise attack by unknown assailants that also killed 208 people a few days ago. (Al Jazeera)
  • 22 Apr 2016 Moro conflict: The U.K. Foreign Office and the U.S. State Department issue travel advisories regarding the Philippine island of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago after a recent kidnapping near Davao City. (Sun Star Cebu),(Rappler)
  • 23 Apr 2016 War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Taliban claims the killing of a Sikh lawmaker, Soran Singh. (The New York Times)
  • 24 Apr 2016 Iraqi Civil War: At least 14 people have been killed in suicide bombing attacks in Baghdad. (Daily Times)
  • 25 Apr 2016 Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present): Two Turkish soldiers are killed and four are wounded in an attack by Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey. (Daily Mail)The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) warns Turkey it is preparing to intensify its fight. (BBC)
  • 26 Apr 2016 Syrian Civil War: A Syrian government airstrike near Aleppo kills at least five members of the Syrian Civil Defense rescue organisation. Dozens of people have been killed in Aleppo over the past few days from government airstrikes and opposition bombardment. (Reuters)
  • 27 Apr 2016 Moro conflict: Philippine president Benigno Aquino III says that the Abu Sayyaf militants plan to kidnap his sister actress Kris Aquino and boxer Manny Pacquiao. (CBS)
  • 28 Apr 2016 Moro conflict: Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines agree on joint naval patrols after an increase of kidnappings by the Abu Sayyaf militants. (Jakarta Post)
  • 29 Apr 2016 According to Russian ambassador to the United Nations Aleksi Borodavkin, the Syrian Army is preparing to launch an offensive against the ISIL strongholds of Al-Raqqah and the countryside around Deir ez-Zor and that the Russian Air Force will be providing the ground campaign with air support. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 30 Apr 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): April 2016 Baghdad bombing: A car bombing in southeastern Baghdad kills at least 19 and injures nearly 50 Shi'ite pilgrims. ISIL has claimed responsibility. (AP) (Reuters)
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  1. - Work
  2. - Love Yourself
  3. - 7 Years
  4. - Panda
  5. - No

Movies

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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Country: United States of America

Amélie

Amélie

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Books

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Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear

Journey to Munich

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Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s New York Times bestselling “series that seems to get better …

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once

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A widowed veteran gets the shock of her life in this impossible-to-put-down thriller from #1 New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben.In the course of eight consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, millions of readers have discovered Harlan Coben’s page-turning thrillers, …

Private Paris by James Patterson, Mark Sullivan

Private Paris

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Paris is burning--and only Private's Jack Morgan can put out the fire. When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing.

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

The Obsession

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The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air.

Partners by John Grisham

Partners

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JOHN GRISHAM'S FIRST ORIGINAL E-SHORT In this standalone prequel to his #1 bestseller ROGUE LAWYER, John Grisham tells the story of how Sebastian Rudd finally found someone he could trust to be his driver, bodyguard, law clerk, and partner.