February 2017 calendar

February 2017

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

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Historical Events

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  • 01 Feb 2017 A shootout broke out with security forces in Azerbaijan, and four alleged extremists were killed. One suspect was arrested. According to the State Security Service, the suspect was linked to an unspecified religious extremist organization abroad.
  • 02 Feb 2017 Relations between Georgia and the European Union: The European Parliament unanimously approved visa-free Schengen for Georgia.
  • 03 Feb 2017 Afghanistan War (2001-present). According to Afghan Police, eight members of their force were killed at a Faryab Province checkpoint by the Taliban.
  • 04 Feb 2017 War in Donbass: Three Ukrainian Army soldiers die in fighting after a bomb explodes in eastern Ukraine killing a rebel commander. Over the last week, at least 33 people were killed in fighting.
  • 05 Feb 2017 In Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, heavy snowfall and avalanches have killed dozens of people. Kabul International Airport has been closed due to snow and/or ice. (BBC),
  • 06 Feb 2017 Sinai insurgency: At least 14 ISIL militants were killed in an Egyptian Army raid on central Sinai.
  • 07 Feb 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001 to present): At least 20 people are killed and 41 more are injured in a suicide bombing at Kabul's Supreme Court of Afghanistan. Ten of these are in critical condition.
  • 08 Feb 2017 War in Donbass - Donetsk People's Republic commander Mikhail Tolstykh (also known as his nom de guerre "Givi") is killed in a bomb explosion in Makiivka in Donetsk Oblast. Officials in the DPR blame the Security Service of Ukraine.
  • 09 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War, Battle of al-Bab. At least three soldiers of Turkey's Armed Forces are killed in an accidental airstrike by Russia near al-Bab in northern Syria.
  • 10 Feb 2017 Three French police officers arrested three men and a girl aged 16 after they found bomb-making materials in a Montpellier apartment. The suspect was spotted online and stated that she wanted to leave Syria-Iraq to join the conflict. She also recorded a video where she pledged allegiance ISIL.
  • 11 Feb 2017 Afghanistan War (2001-present: At least seven people are killed by a suicide bomber outside a bank at Lashkargah.
  • 12 Feb 2017 Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present, Saudi Arabian-led Intervention in Yemen: A helicopter of the Saudi-led coalition bombs an aircraft outside Aden International Airport. At least three Yemeni soldiers were injured.
  • 13 Feb 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: 2017 Lahore suicide attack: A bomb exploded at a Lahore protest rally, Punjab. At least 13 people were killed, including six police officers. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a Pakistani Taliban splinter organization claims responsibility.
  • 14 Feb 2017 Conflicts in Syria's Idlib Governorate: Syrian Civil War, Clashes in Idlib Governorate (2017): Rival fighters from Tahrir Al-Sham and Jund Al-Aqsa clashed in Syria's northern Idlib Governorate. The conflict resulted "dozens" of deaths, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
  • 15 Feb 2017 Conflict in North-West Pakistan: At least seven people are killed in two bombings in Pakistan. Five people are killed by a suicide bomber at the Mohmand Agency tribal administrative headquarters, while two others are injured at Peshawar's hospital. Jamaat-ul Ahrar claimed responsibility for the initial attack.
  • 16 Feb 2017 2017 Sehwan suicide bombing. At least 70 people were killed and over 150 others injured in the suicide bombing at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine, Sehwan in Sindh, Pakistan. 50 of those injured are in critical condition. A medical emergency has been declared at the hospitals in Hyderabad, Dadu, and Jamshoro. (Dawn News),
  • 17 Feb 2017 Boko Haram insurgency - Seven suicide bombers explode after trying to attack a camp of displaced people in Maiduguri (Nigeria)
  • 18 Feb 2017 2017 Leuven train derailment: A passenger train that derailed near Leuven in Belgium killed one person and injured 20 others.
  • 19 Feb 2017 Iraqi Civil War and Battle of Mosul: U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched an operation to take back control of western Mosul under ISIL militants, according to Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq. According to the United Nations, humanitarian agencies have been established in the older parts of the city, where food and fuel supplies are already low, running water is scarce and electricity is not reliable for many of the 800,000.
  • 20 Feb 2017 According to the Philippine Coast Guard, gunmen attacked a Vietnamese ship near Tawi-Tawi in the Philippines. They killed at least one soldier and kidnapped seven more. Abu Sayyaf militants are believed to be behind the attack.
  • 21 Feb 2017 At least six people were killed by suicide bombers near Charsadda's district court. Jamaat-ul Ahrar claimed responsibility.
  • 22 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War, Raqqa Offensive: U.S.-backed SDF troops on two fronts meet northeast of Raqqa to encircle a small group of villages held by ISIS.
  • 23 Feb 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: Six people were killed in a bomb explosion in Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 24 Feb 2017 After months of fighting, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army seizes Al-Bab from ISIL in the Syrian Civil War. (The Washington Post). At least 60 people are killed when a car bomb explodes in Sousian, a Syrian village north of al-Bab. (Time), (BBC),
  • 25 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, militants attacked two bases of the Syrian Armed Forces in Homs and killed at least 42 people. One senior intelligence officer was also killed. (Reuters via Jerusalem Post),
  • 26 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army captures the strategic town Tadef from ISIL south of al-Bab. This secures key transport routes in eastern Aleppo Governorate.
  • 27 Feb 2017 Conflict in Moro: Indanan, Philippines: Jurgen Kantner is beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf militants.
  • 28 Feb 2017 Afghanistan War (2001-present). Twelve Afghan National Police Officers are killed in an "infiltration attack" by Taliban in the southern Helmand Province.
  • 11 Feb 2017 North Korea test fires a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.
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  1. - Bad And Boujee
  2. - Shape Of You
  3. - I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)
  4. - Black Beatles
  5. - Closer


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Burn by Helen Hardt



Jonah Steel is buried deep in trying to solve the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his family and brother. The arrival of his best friend has added complexity, but not as much as his obsession with Dr.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove


Meet Ove, the New York Times Bestseller that has taken the world by storm. He is a curmudgeon, the kind of person who points out people he doesn't like as if they are burglars outside his bedroom window.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology


Neil Gaiman, a master storyteller and legend, presents an instantly classic version of the great Norse myths.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train


#1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Book of the Year is now a major motion movie starring Emily Blunt. Paula Hawkins' new novel Into the Water is coming May 2017. The

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies