August 2015 calendar

August 2015

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 2015.
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 August 2015: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2015?


  • 01 Aug 2015 Operation Martyr Yalcin - Turkey has killed approximately 260 members from the Kurdistan Workers Party during recent bombing campaigns in Turkey, northern Iraq. Although the operation was officially launched to attack ISIL, more than 90% of the attacks were directed at the PKK.
  • 02 Aug 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention is in Yemen: A projectile from Yemen strikes Najran killing a Saudi Arabian citizen.
  • 03 Aug 2015 Syrian Civil War: At least 31 people were killed and many more injured when a fighter jet from Syria crashes into Ariha's marketplace. (TC via AP),
  • 04 Aug 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015-present), Saudi military intervention in Yemen (2015): Around 1,500 United Arab Emirates Army soldiers deploy with tanks, heavy equipment and heavy equipment to Aden, a strategic city in southern Yemen. This is where heavy fighting has occurred between Houthi militants as well as fighters loyal the former regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. The Royal Saudi Air Force and Saudi Arabian Army failed to defeat the Houthis in previous attempts.
  • 05 Aug 2015 2015 Pacific Typhoon Season: Typhoon Soudelor, (Hanna), strengthens to become the strongest storm of 2015. It is expected to be comparable to a Category 3 hurricane when it hits Taiwan.
  • 06 Aug 2015 Afghanistan War (2001-present: A suicide bomber injures 12 people in Pul-i-Alam, Logar Province.
  • 07 Aug 2015 Two hotels in central Mali were stormed by suspected Islamist militants. They took at least ten hostages, and killed three Malian soldiers as well as a U.N. peacekeeper. (The Times of Oman).
  • 08 Aug 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001-present). One NATO soldier was killed in an overnight attack on Camp Integrity, Kabul. Eight support staff were also killed. Two Taliban insurgents were also hurt in the attack. (Reuters via Yahoo News),
  • 09 Aug 2015 Japan celebrates the 70th anniversary the dropping of the atomic bomb over Nagasaki, Japan during World War II.
  • 10 Aug 2015 Two women with automatic rifles attacked the U.S. consulate Istanbul. One of the attackers was wounded in the firefight, but no fatalities were reported. The Revolutionary People's Liberation Army-Front claims responsibility. (The News Hub).
  • 11 Aug 2015 Boko Haram insurgency - 50 people are killed in a bomb attack in Nigeria's Borno State by Boko Haram.
  • 12 Aug 2015 Syrian Civil War: Artillery attacks in Damascus, during a visit of the Foreign Minister to Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, kill at least 40 and leave more than 180 people injured.
  • 13 Aug 2015 2015 Baghdad Market Truck Bomb, Iraqi Civil War (2014)-2017: A truck bombing in Baghdad (Iraq) kills at most 76 people and injures 212 more. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (Reuters),
  • 14 Aug 2015 With 222 yes votes, the Hellenic Parliament approves Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece,'s bailout package despite opposition from almost one-third his Syriza party. The third bailout plan is nearly identical to that rejected by the Greek people during the referendum. Following the August 20th payment by Greece to the European Central Bank, Tsipras will seek a confidence vote. (The Guardian),
  • 15 Aug 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): ISIL bombings in Baghdad kill 21 people and injure more than 100 others.
  • 16 Aug 2015 2015 Douma Market Air Strikes, Syrian Civil War. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights), a series of air-raids carried out by the Syrian Arab Air Force against rebel-held Douma killed at least 110 and left hundreds of others injured. (BBC), (The International Business Times), Reuters, (Xinhua),
  • 17 Aug 2015 2015 Attock bombing - The U.S. offers assistance to Pakistan in its investigation of Sunday's suicide bombing attack that left at least 19 dead, including Shuja Khanzada (the interior minister of Punjab Province).
  • 18 Aug 2015 Conflict in Donbass: Fighting escalates near the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, with both the Government of Ukraine (and the rebels) blaming one another. In the last 72 hours, hundreds of rockets and shells have been fired at separatist-held Donetsk (or Horlivka) cities.
  • 19 Aug 2015 Boko Haram insurgency. A Boko Haram attack on Yadin Kukuwa, a northeastern Nigerian town, last week left at least 151 dead. Because militants demolished telecom masts in the village, news of the attack took a while to spread. (The Independent),
  • 20 Aug 2015 Macedonia declares an emergency and deploys police forces at its borders to stop immigrants from the Middle East (mainly from Syria, Iraq) obstructing the railway line between Thessaloniki, and Skopje.
  • 21 Aug 2015 ISIL destroys cultural heritage: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant demolishes the historical Mar Elian monastery in Al-Qaryatayn, Syria's Homs Governorate.
  • 22 Aug 2015 As tension escalates, South Korea has ordered residents to flee the area near the North Korean border. Tensions are attempted to be defused through high-level talks at Panmunjom. (Yonhap),
  • 23 Aug 2015 Al-Qaeda militants occupy parts of Aden, a strategic port city in southern Yemen. According to reports, the militants raised their black flag high above Aden's port and government buildings. Pro-government forces captured the city last week.
  • 24 Aug 2015 Turkey-PKK conflict - Two Turkish Army soldiers are killed and three injured by an IED on a roadside near Semdinli, Hakkari Province. (Reuters via LBC Group.) Insurgents from the PKK set fire to a natural gas pipeline in Turkey’s southeastern Kars Province, near the Armenian border.
  • 25 Aug 2015 Boko Haram: Five people are killed and fourteen injured in a suicide bomber attack by a teenage girl in Damaturu, northeast Nigeria.
  • 26 Aug 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Two NATO soldiers are killed by two Afghan military uniformed men.
  • 27 Aug 2015 Iraq War (2014-2017: Two Generals of the Iraqi Army, three Soldiers and Three Officers are killed in action when a suicide bomber from Islamic State explodes in northern Ramadi. Ten others are also injured.
  • 28 Aug 2015 South Sudanese Civil War - Rebels and Sudan People's Liberation Army trade accusations that they have violated recently-signed peace agreements.
  • 29 Aug 2015 South Sudanese Civil War: An agreement is reached between President Salva Kiir's forces and rebel forces. There are claims that breaches have been made. (AFP via The Times Live).
  • 30 Aug 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention Yemen: 36 civilians killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. They were working at a bottling facility in the northern Hajjah Governorate.
  • 31 Aug 2015 Bangkok bombing 2015: Thai police claim they found bomb-making materials in an apartment raid in the outer part of Bangkok.
  • 06 Aug 2015 A suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 people at a mosque in the Saudi city of Abha.
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What Pet Should I Get by Dr. Seuss

What Pet Should I Get


Dr. Seuss's never-before-seen picturebook! This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one's mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when you have a

You'Re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

You'Re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost)


The Instant New York Times Bestseller--Featuring a Foreword by Joss Whedon "Felicia Day is a lot of fun, and so is her book."

Thrill Me by Susan Mallery

Thrill Me


Meet the Mitchell brothers from Fool's Gold in California. Five beautiful men who left a trail that was broken hearts. Maya Farlow had to learn how to depend on herself and ran when she fell for the charms of Del …

The Road To Character by David Brooks

The Road To Character


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE of THE BEST BOOKS IN THE YEAR BY ECONOMIST * "I wrote the book not sure if I could follow the path to character, but at least I wanted to know what …

Sick In The Head by Judd Apatow

Sick In The Head


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - This book is by Knocked Up's writer and director, as well as the producer of Freaks and Geeks. It features intimate and hilarious conversations with some of the most prominent names in comedy.